Welcome to my blog: Yorkshire Bits and Bobs

About Me

Hi, I’m Helen. I hail from the city of Leeds but moved to beautiful York nearly 20 years ago.

I love the outdoors and for a couple of seasons I worked as a mini-bus tour-guide around Whitby, Helmsley, Goathland and the North Yorkshire Moors.

This blog explores lots of my favourite things, linked to Yorkshire – places to visit, local residents, the Brontes, history and nostalgia, ghostly tales, food and drink, and much more…

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I love to write all kinds of things from facts about the Brontes, Yorkshire food and places to folklore, ghosts and comedy fiction…

I can write articles for your publication, your website or your blog and I am also experienced in proof-reading and editing if you have a project that needs an outside perspective. You can contact me on the form below or through any of the social media links.


From time to time I write comedy plays and perform stand up comedy routines. To find out about my comedy writing, please go here:


Since 2003 I have worked as a storyteller. I perform two types of storytelling. I work in schools retelling myths and legends.


I also tell ghost stories for adult audiences offering a range of events. You can find out more at my website yorkghoststories.com