Hello, I'm Helen

Seasonal storyteller, writer, reader, notebook hoarder & a chicken & duck-keeper.

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A Bookish Baker is a journal devoted to writing, Instagram photography, baking, chicken-keeping and the seasons. I write about my novel and non-fiction writing, stories about nature and my chickens, recipes and my online business journey. I also write about creating an online story to help other writers and creatives. 

I've lived in the English countryside for five years - and kept chickens for about the same time. It's fair to say that chickens changed my life. They changed my daily life, my routines, but they also changed my interests, my passions and they've certainly changed my writing. 

At my old house I barely went into the garden. Now I'm out there numerous times a day: walking the dog, talking to the chickens, studying the trees, and really absorbing myself into each season. 

I try and capture all of this in my writing, in my Instagram feed and in my YouTube videos.