Monday, 23 February 2015

Blog news, and a health update

I've had a rebrand!  This is something that's been in the works for a long time.  Since I've been off ill from university, it's given me the time and (brain energy to) put the changes into place.  Some of you may have noticed them already, as it's something that I've had to do over a few weeks.  There was quite a lot of work to do!

This is a post just to say that, I'm still here, and that this account is still me.  I'd also like to talk a little bit about the processes of redesigning, where to find me on social media, and there is a health update at the bottom.

It's been so much fun redesigning everything, and when I say redesigning I really mean designing, because there wasn't much there to start with!  The blog is by no means finished, it's still a work in progress.  However I've found the style that I want to go for, and have got to a point where I'm happy with the way it looks.  It turns out that web design incorporates two of my favourite things, being creative and scientific precision (that half degree did come in handy after all!)  I'm sure that the look of the blog will change and evolve as time goes on, just as I will.

I decided on the tree theme, because to me they represent life, and after all that's what this blog is about.  Life that is still beautiful and prosperous even if it is one lived with an illness.  They also remind me of growth and stability, which are two things that I aspire for this blog to represent.   As soon as I made the cluster of trees, I knew that they were what I wanted as my logo.  I love trees and the outdoors in general, so it's a great way to reflect my personality.

Contact and social media

Along with redesigning my blog, I have also set up a gmail account for you to email me.  Feel free to email me at for questions, collaboration ideas and chat!

As of yesterday I'm on twitter, tweet me @jennyhelenblog!  I'm a complete novice though, so bear with me if I take a while to get back to you!  I'm looking for some people to follow though so definitely hit me up on there!

I also now have instagram (see feed in sidebar) I will be posting pictures of the things I get up to, as well as promoting this blog and generally being part of the spoonie community!  You can find me at @jennyhelen_, if you have an instagram account leave your link in the comment section.


I just thought I would give a little health and uni update, as my last blog post was a bit open-ended on that front.  I have decided to have a break from uni for at least a year.  This week we started the paperwork for an "interruption" which means that I will be able to rejoin my studies from where I left off, and won't have to restart the year again.  My health has been slowly improving since I have been at home, I am in much less pain and am able to do more.  We have also been experimenting with my sleeping medication which has worked wonders so far!  Sleep had become a real problem as my health declined, lets home the improvements stay! 


I've decided to start using Disqus for the comments, I hop this is ok!  I really like Disqus because if you have an account, you will get a notification when someone replies to your comment.

I'd just like to say a huge thank you for all of the support that I received on my last post, it has meant a lot to me.  I've been really enjoying reading the comment section, so please do leave them.


  1. it looks great, think i need to do this with mine soon as well!

    xx danielle //

  2. Thanks Danielle, your blog is so sleek! I like the monochrome look, but I don't think I'm cool enough to pull it off!

  3. Smoothie Spoonie5 March 2015 at 03:58

    Looking good lovely! I am wanting to do the same myself! I hope your doing well xxx

    Lennae xxx


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