Helen’s book tour

August 2023 This month, I went ‘on tour’ in the Scottish Highlands to promote my recently-published book, AudaciousNess. The photo above was taken at The Highland Weigh, an eco-friendly shop and café in the seaside town of Nairn on the Moray Firth. I also held talks at a yoga centre in Elgin and the local

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Rudi is 60!

July 2023 Well, whadda ya know? Rudi has reached the BIG SIX-ZERO! We had a rocking celebration at our local recording studio last weekend, with a special guest appearance from our good friend and talented singer/songwriter Jen Armstrong, Jen penned a very catchy tune especially for the occasion, which caught Rudi completely by surprise. Thank

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AudaciousNess: The Book

May 2023 Three years ago, in the summer of 2020, Helen and her friend Maribel came up with the idea of starting a podcast to showcase individuals who have done daringly audacious things in their lives. The podcast was launched in January 2021, and for the next two years, we interviewed 41 amazingly audacious people

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Vegan Queen

In the summer of 2021 we had the pleasure of hosting a rather special guest at our B&B. Her name is Jen Armstrong and she’s a very talented singer/songwriter. We also found that we have a lot in common with Jen: she’s vegan, she has two adorable dogs and she advocates for animal and human

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The New Bernera Bridge

November 2021 We live on the island of Great Bernera, which, since 1953 has been connected to the Isle of Lewis by a 108ft (33m) single track bridge (see photo above). Before that, the only (dry) way for humans to reach Bernera was by boat (cattle were made to swim across the fast-flowing strait), although

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Island on the Edge

By Helen One book which has had a great impact on me is Island on the Edge: A Life on Soay by Anne Cholawo. In 2018, while touring the Outer Hebrides looking for a house to buy, I started questioning my decision to make such a bold move. I kept asking myself: Am I crazy?

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