Welcome to the House at Nab End, a blog that celebrates life’s simple pleasures and living seasonally.

I’m Helen, a freelance writer and grant seeker. I started this blog with a post called Arrival, written after we had finished a major renovation of the house to try to recapture the magic of moving here (needless to say a little of that had been lost in amongst all the building work).

My writing is inspired by the countryside around the house, the natural world, special places, folklore and fairytale.

You can also find me on Twitter, Instagram, or read some of my other work by clicking the links on my portfolio page.

Thank you for visiting,



Beautiful blog Helen!

— nigel slater (@NigelSlater) September 3, 2015