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Writing about St Helena

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Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
Cyril Connolly

Many people have written Blogs about St Helena. Here are some…

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Below: “Visitor” BlogsHistory BlogsOther Blogs

This is not, by any means, a complete list of the blogs published about St Helena. It is simply those that have come to our attention and which, in our opinion, make useful reading. Many blogs relate primarily to family matters and we have not included those in this list. Others have simply not come to our attention. If you know of a blog that you think should be included below please contact us.

“Visitor” Blogs

These are blogs written by short-term visitors to St Helena

Two Years in the Atlantic

The blog’s author, Paul Tyson, is the spouse of a teacher working at PAS. Paul began blogging soon after his arrival in August 2014. He is a photographer and his blog includes many photographs of the island and its people.

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 twoyearsintheatlantic.com

Related page: Photography

As far as you can go…

A recent visitor to St Helena, from June to August 2016. Good photo-rich blog.

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 alanpmills.wordpress.com/category/as-far-as-you-can-go

Related page: Visitor Information

Notes from a (very) small island

Tom Holvey came to St Helena to work for the Government of St Helena. His blog records many of the experiences common to all who arrive from the UK, initially assuming St Helena to be “just like England, but warmer” and soon discovering that it’s actually very different.

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 tpholvey.wordpress.com

Related page: Could you live here?

St Helena Island South Atlantic Adventure

Another “this place is not like England” blog, with many fascinating discoveries.

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 standenadventure.blogspot.com

Related page: Could you live here?

The Banzai Chicken Blog

Mike Thorsen was on St Helena from January until November 2011 (though the post of January 2012 also relates). Mike is a professional photographer and the blog is full of well-observed images of St Helena (and elsewhere in the world).

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 banzaichicken.blogspot.com

Related page: Photography

The 5 Gigabyte Diet

St Helena from a more environmentalist perspective. Many good photographs. The title relates to the severe Internet bandwidth restrictions on St Helena.

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 www.the5gigabytediet.com

Related page: Endemic Species

Three months on St Helena

Focussing on outdoor activities and sports this short blog is useful for those wanting to know more about what there is to do on St Helena.

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 lifeonsthelena.wordpress.com

Related page: Sport in St Helena

Gillian Scott Moore St Helena

Fairly photo-rich blog about life here with plenty of amusing stories and a lot of food! Covers from August 2011 to August 2016.

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 www.gsmhospitality.co.uk/gillsblog

Related page: Could you live here?

Little eyes on an island

St Helena from a child’s perspective

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 littleeyesonanisland.wordpress.com/author/sheonaabrown84

Related page: Could you live here?

6 Months A Saint

A journalistic project to spend 6 months on St Helena living “as Saints”. As at the time of writing{1} the blog is still being updated with collected material, though the project has finished.

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 sixmonthsasaint.com

Related page: Could you live here?

Voyaging Victoria

World tour, with a stop on St Helena

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 www.voyagingvictoria.com

Related page: Visitor Information

Rambling Wombat visits St Helena

World tour, with a stop on St Helena

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 ramblingwombat.wordpress.com/category/st-helena

Related page: Visitor Information

History Blogs

These are blogs relating to St Helena’s history

Reflections on a journey to St Helena

Despite the title this blog is really about the history of St Helena, with particular reference to Napoleon.

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 johntyrrell.blogspot.com

Related page: Napoleon Bonaparte

Saint Helena 15.55 South 5.43 West

This is another blog focussing on the history of St Helena. Sadly it seems it has not been updated since July 2012 but it still contains much useful information.

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 jcgrimshaw.blogspot.co.uk

Related page: Island History

Other Blogs

St Helena Wirebird

A blog by the St Helena Tourist Office. Useful for knowing what’s happening and going to be happening on St Helena.

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 sthelenatourism.com/blog

Related page: Our Newspapers

Much Older St Helena Stuff

Our own blog, featuring stories that became too old to carry on our Read articles about St Helena (Older) page.

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 mucholdersthelenastuff.blogspot.com

Related page: Read articles about St Helena (Older)

St Helena Online

South Atlantic news by former BBC journalist Simon Pipe.

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 sthelenaonline.org

Related page: Our Newspapers

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