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Why you should try gratitude journalling
February 14, 2022
Have you heard of the Baader–Meinhof phenomenon? Or perhaps you’ve heard it called ‘Frequency bias’? Have you ever looked around for your new car; chosen a make and model you’re interested in, and then all of a sudden you see it everywhere? It’s the car in front of you in the traffic jam, and then you walk past two more as you walk across the car park to the Tescos entrance. It seems like the universe knows you want that car, and decides to show it to you ALL the time…
frozen lake
A slow January
January 31, 2022
I just made it to the New Year, and then I got very ill indeed. It was nothing more serious than a fluey cold, but oh my god, I don’t remember the last time I felt that ill! I had hot flushes and chills (they were multiplying) and couldn’t breath lying down, so three nights of trying to sleep upright in the settee downstairs left me extra tired too. Anyway, the upshot is, even if I’d wanted to run into 2022 full steam ahead, I simply couldn’t. I was kind-of forced into a slow January…
Visiting Oxford in winter ~ Our Christmas ~ A traditional Wassail ~ Painting a modern still life.
January 17, 2023
Happy new year! Here's a catch-up video! We visited Oxford for a long weekend just before Christmas; enjoyed looking around the Christmas market; had a tour of the Town Hall and looked around the museum of Oxford. We also did the tour of Christ Church College (part of Oxford University) and saw a Harry Potter filming location (There are more in my visiting Lacock video if you're interested in those); and Oxford Cathedral. We spent Sunday afternoon visiting the Pitt Rivers Museum and the Oxford Natural History Museum. On our way home we stopped at the beautiful ruins of Minster Lovell Hall, and had a stroll around the very pretty village of Turville - home of Vicar of Dibley; Miss Marple; and is the filming location for several Midsomer Murders, Marple, Morse, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Killing Eve. We have our Christmas holidays - a walk in the magical forest on Christmas Eve, and spending time with the family. I share my modern still life mixed media art, and lastly, I take you on a Somerset cider country Wassail! What is a Wassail? You'll find out! As always, thank you so much for watching and spending your time with me! Click the thumbs up and the bell notification button, and subscribe for more videos. If you enjoyed this one, please share the link with your friends! :) Please consider supporting this channel and join our lovely community receiving creative inspiration, behind the scenes content, and extra videos at https://www.patreon.com/HelenHobden Handmade by me: Take a look for your fairytale bohemian clothing purchases here: https://threadsofafairytale.com/ and your handmade gifts here: https://etsy.com/shop/byHelenHobden Tip jar! If you would like to contribute to my hard-drive fund, it would be gratefully appreciated. :) https://paypal.me/Oshun Keep in touch! Links about my clothing business: Website: https://threadsofafairytale.com/ E-mail: helen@threadsofafairytale.com https://www.instagram.com/threadsofafairytale/ https://www.facebook.com/ThreadsOfAFairytale Links about me and my blog: Blog: https://whenigrowupblog.com/ e-mail: helen@whenIgrowupblog.com https://www.instagram.com/helenhobden/
Old farmhouse Christmas decorations tour ~ Visiting Lacock & Whitehall garden centre
December 24, 2022
Merry Christmas and Season's Greetings! My last vlog of 2022! Here's our visit to Lacock in Wiltshire, and looking around Lacock Abbey. We also go to Whitehall Garden centre for a bit of Christmas decor shopping and to see the festive displays. And I had a few requests for a proper look at my Christmas decorations around the house, so here's a tour of most of them. (I actually forgot about the fun Christmas tree in the hall, so perhaps I'll add that into a January vlog!) I hope you have a lovely Christmas or other celebrations. Thank you so much for your company this year. See you in 2023! Take care. x As always, thank you so much for watching and spending your time with me! Click the thumbs up and the bell notification button, and subscribe for more videos. If you enjoyed this one, please share the link with your friends! :) Please consider supporting this channel and join our lovely community receiving creative inspiration, behind the scenes content, and extra videos at https://www.patreon.com/HelenHobden Handmade by me: Take a look for your fairytale bohemian clothing purchases here: https://threadsofafairytale.com/ and your handmade gifts here: https://etsy.com/shop/byHelenHobden Tip jar! If you would like to contribute to my harddrive fund, it would be gratefully appreciated. :) https://paypal.me/Oshun Keep in touch! Links about my clothing business: Website: https://threadsofafairytale.com/ E-mail: helen@threadsofafairytale.com https://www.instagram.com/threadsofafairytale/ https://www.facebook.com/ThreadsOfAFairytale Links about me and my blog: Blog: https://whenigrowupblog.com/ e-mail: helen@whenIgrowupblog.com https://www.instagram.com/helenhobden/
Studio vlog ~ Organising and tidying up art & craft supplies ~ Mixed media painting Scotney Castle
December 10, 2022
A studio vlog where I organise and sort out all the art and craft supplies from my recent haul video. I love finding little containers for everything! I use the Tim Holtz distress oxide sprays and Caran D'ache 2 water soluble crayons, along with gouache and inktense pencils to create a mixed media painting of Scotney Castle. I also pack up some handmade Christmas gifts I've made and sold. By the way, I'm doing Vlogmas on YouTube shorts, if you'd like a little snippet of what I'm getting up to each day in December! As always, thank you so much for watching and spending your time with me! Click the thumbs up and the bell notification button, and subscribe for more videos. If you enjoyed this one, please share the link with your friends! :) Please consider supporting this channel and join our lovely community receiving creative inspiration, behind the scenes content, and extra videos at https://www.patreon.com/HelenHobden Handmade by me: Take a look for your fairytale bohemian clothing purchases here: https://threadsofafairytale.com/ and your handmade gifts here: https://etsy.com/shop/byHelenHobden Tip jar! If you would like to contribute to my hard-drive fund, it would be gratefully appreciated. :) https://paypal.me/Oshun Keep in touch! Links about my clothing business: Website: https://threadsofafairytale.com/ E-mail: helen@threadsofafairytale.com https://www.instagram.com/threadsofafairytale/ https://www.facebook.com/ThreadsOfAFairytale Links about me and my blog: Blog: https://whenigrowupblog.com/ e-mail: helen@whenIgrowupblog.com https://www.instagram.com/helenhobden/
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