Hello! I'm Helen

Author and Blogger
Author of "Prairie Wool"

About Me

I’m a writer, driver of buses (and other assorted vehicles of size) proud country-dweller and lover of travel. I was born in small town Saskatchewan, Canada. Maidstone to be exact. Mom and dad took me home to the Charolais cattle ranch near Marshall, Saskatchewan with my brother Bill where I grew to love the prairie landscape. My childhood was unremarkable, but from quite a young age I held tightly to a dream. I wanted to be a writer. Sadly, it took fifty odd years to come to fruition, but now I am virtually unstoppable (or so I tell myself).  I have four children who are mostly all grown now, except for Aliyah, my youngest daughter. Aliyah keeps me on track, prevents such things as a swelled head or inflated ego, and keeps a watchful eye on things like the expiry date on food items lest we all perish in some nasty poisoning incident.  She is also the main photographer throughout this blog.

Aliyah in the rockies

Recent Blog Posts

Just Dreamin’

Just Dreamin’

“You mean, I have to kiss their butts?” These were the loud and incredulous words my grandson hollered out in his sleep on our recent family getaway. You can believe his grandfather and I asked him to explain this bizarre statement next morning. Photo thanks to...

Tying the Knot

Tying the Knot

“People are weird. When we find someone with weirdness compatible with ours, we team up and call it love." - Dr. Seuss. In Canada, while December is when most couples get engaged, August is always the most popular to be married, with 23 per cent of weddings taking...

Mistakes, we all make ’em.

Mistakes, we all make ’em.

Do you ever make mistakes? That’s a silly question because of course, we all do. Here are a few common types. Yesterday, my youngest daughter took several highly unflattering headshots of herself on my cell phone in order to prove a point. She’d scowled into the...

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