About Me

Hi! I’m Helen and you’ve stumbled across my blog. Look, here I am!


Cherry Dolores Collectif Dress modelled by HelsBels


I’m 30, I live in South East London (or North Kent, 5 feet from London if we’re being precise), I like vintage style clothing a lot, I like drinking beer a lot, I love eating cake and I’m passionate about tenpin bowling. And I’ve also got a toddler called Rose Lene Grace.

When I’m not procrastinating an awful lot, I run, blog about running and work as Content Manager for Up For A Challenge. I’m also the Communications Manager for the British Tenpin Bowling Association. I also founded the UK Fitness Bloggers network last year and with over 300 members, I’m a bit proud of it. My “professional” blog is at helentamblyn.com and I talk about disliking like ladders.

So far, I’ve completed three marathons and this blog documents my journey in health and fitness. With a hearty side dish of cake and a pint of beer

Oh, and did I mention I once bowled in the AMF World Cup?

Thanks for visiting. Feel free to ask me anything, but I reserve the right to not answer!


  1. May 5, 2012 / 10:02 am

    London? Since when has Sidcup been in London, eh?!

  2. Admin
    May 5, 2012 / 10:13 am

    It’s certainly Kent. But it’s within the 25 and in the London Borough of Bexley. Silly boundaries.

    • May 6, 2012 / 11:56 pm

      It’s Kent! It’s nowhere near London. If you insist on this ‘I live in London’ thing when you don’t, I will unfollow and unfriend you. Please note I have decided to overlook the ‘OH’ thing. Yes, I know I need to get a life…

  3. Helen
    May 7, 2012 / 12:38 pm

    I say Kent as I am no longer allowed to bowl for London but I am allowed to bowl for Kent so that settles that.

  4. Helen
    May 7, 2012 / 12:38 pm

    Although I live 5 foot from London.

  5. Helen
    May 7, 2012 / 12:38 pm

    Feet, not foot. And I am spamming my own page.

  6. Emma
    February 6, 2017 / 3:10 pm

    Glad I found your blog! I’m really looking forward to following you as I continue on my own health and fitness journey.

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