I still haven’t worked out who I want to be or what I want to do when I grow up, so on this blog please join me while I try and work it out while keeping child-like creativity alive!  Find home and fashion inspiration; travel and days out; photography, writing and more. Have fun looking around 🙂

 

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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…
Glastonbury Festival Sunday, day 5 & Review of Glastonbury Festival 2022
July 3, 2022
The time went too quickly! Come with me around Glastonbury Festival! I saw Doc Brown in the Cabaret tent, a couple of acts in the Circus big top; Elle and the Pocket Belles on the Bandstand; Kate Rusby and McFly at Avalon, and Lorde on the Pyramid stage. It was an amazing day, and I give my overall round-up and review of Glastonbury Festival 2022. 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 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/
Glastonbury Festival 2022 vlog! Day 4, Saturday. Watching bands, Olivia Rodrigo, Paul McCartney etc
June 30, 2022
Here's Day 4 of my Glastonbury Festival vlogs. Saturday was mostly about the bands; I watched The Longest Johns, Molotov Jukebox, Beabadoobee, Haim, Olivia Rodrigo, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Paul McCartney. And I just about had time to look around the Green Craft Field while it was full of creativity. Jude arrived at The Pyramid Stage in time for Paul McCartney singing Hey Jude. It was another brilliant Glastonbury Festival day! 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 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/
Glastonbury Festival 2022, Friday, Day 3. It's all kicking off at Glasto!
June 28, 2022
Hi! Here's Friday at Glastonbury Festival 2022! I saw Ziggy Marley, Wet Leg, Crowded House, Wolf Alice, Supergrass, Sugababes and Billie Eilish. I was at the Pyramid Stage, The Park, The Other Stage, and the Avalon Stage. Plus I wandered into a Reggaeton class as I was passing, and spent some time watching the amazing acts in the circus tent. If you ignore the bad Glasto stage decisions and the crowds, it was a fantastic day at Glastonbury Festival. Join me again for Saturday! 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 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/
Glastonbury Festival 2022 vlog. Day 2 Thursday. Exploring the Green Fields; Craft, Healing areas
June 27, 2022
Hello! Here's the 2nd instalment of the Glastonbury Festival 2022 videos. I joined in the sing-a-long of The Greatest Showman in the cinema tent, and then met up with the kids for a wander around the Green Fields areas of the festival - the Craft Field, the Green Futures Field, the Healing Field and the Greenpeace field. It was such a lovely day. Perfect Glastonbury weather! 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 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/
Glastonbury Festival 2022 Vlog! Wednesday, Day 1. Exploring the market stalls at Glastonbury
June 24, 2022
Hi! Welcome to my village! Here's day 1 of Glastonbury Festival 2022. It was a hot one! We go and collect our Glastonbury wrist bands, the bag and programme, and then explore around the market areas. It was a really chilled day; such a lovely atmosphere with everyone enjoying the weather! I'll be posting videos from every day of Glastonbury festival, so please subscribe, get a cup of tea, and enjoy watching! 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 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/
Mixed media fairy art - Seek magic every day. * Jubilee celebrations & magical summer days
June 21, 2022
Hi! This week I have some mixed media art inspiration for you with the theme of 'magic'; I use heat embossing, painting, collage and all sorts to create the fairy art journal style page. I also chat about how lovely and magical these summer days are. We had a wonderful slow day enjoying the garden and having a bonfire with baked potatoes cooked in the ashes. There's an update on how the front garden and driveway maintenance is going; and also some of our Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in our country village. 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 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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