The Hels Project
An expert’s guide to SEO and blogging

An expert’s guide to SEO and blogging


Terms like SEO and DA are mentioned a lot in blogging, and so I thought I’d put together a (hopefully!) helpful guide to SEO and blogging…
Brews and books with Booths

Brews and books with Booths


Anyone that knows me will know that tea and books feature pretty heavily in most of my days…

Etsy Haul

Daily life Lifestyle

While I love shopping of any kind, Etsy is one of my favourite places to search when I’m looking for anything cute, unique, decorative or for a gift. I spend far too much money on there, but I absolutely love the fact that buying something on Etsy .

Getting to know me – 28 facts

Daily life Lifestyle

I’ve been blogging for a couple of years now, but it’s only recently I’ve made a real push to become more active and engage with others, especially on social media. I was thinking about how much time I spend chatting to others on .

Pregnancy & childbirth: expectation vs. reality


In my first antenatal class, we were asked to write down what we expected from labour and childbirth based on what we’ve ever heard or seen in films, tv shows etc. While we knew that expectation would be very different from reality, I didn’t .

My daily eye make-up


Eye make-up has always been my favourite, as soon as I was allowed to wear make-up I plastered on mascara, eye shadow and extremely messy and uneven liquid eyeliner. As I got older I found that for me, less was definitely more, and I think that now .

Bucket list

Daily life Lifestyle

I love having goals to work towards; I’m always infinitely more motivated if I have something specific that I want to achieve, and so I’ve put together a bucket list of things I hope I can do in the next ten years. Some are small, some .

Where I live

Daily life Lifestyle

I was given a copy of Dana Fox’s 365 Blog Topic Ideas for Christmas – it’s pretty much as it sounds, there is a different idea for a blog post on every page. As I’m currently getting minimal sleep and my days are all merging into one, I thought I’d .

Hello four months, goodbye sleep


Here we are, four months into parenting. I can’t believe how quickly time is flying, and how much he is growing and changing on a daily basis. Everyday is a learning curve, and just as I think I know what I’m doing, something will inevitably .


Lifestyle Mental Health Parenting

Merriam-Webster’s word of 2016 was “surreal” and that definitely sums up my year. At the beginning of 2016, I was flying to New York with my boyfriend which had been his 30th birthday present from me. Fast forward 12 months and .

Why I’m running the London Marathon

Fitness Lifestyle

I’m running the 2017 London Marathon in the hope of raising enough money to help fund the South Leicester Memory Cafes. This is why…

Interview: Bonnie Pop Makes

Daily life Lifestyle

Beautiful fabrics, fun patterns and handmade pieces, Bonnie Pop Makes is a small business run by Kayleigh, who makes baby clothes, bunting, bags and bibs. Dressing my baby up in new outfits each morning is definitely one of my favourite parts of .

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Daily life Lifestyle

Last night I was lucky enough to be able to go and see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them before it was released. I’m a big fan of the Harry Potter books, but was never hugely taken with the film adaptions so I was really intrigued by .