Time-Lapse St Helena: The Flax Sorter

Cyril Legg, 74, Farmer, Levelwood | Sharon Henry Time-Lapse is our new blog feature, a series of short time segments framing life and culture on St Helena, told through the words of people living on the island. “I used to work in the flax mill sorting flax at Woody Ridge until I damaged my hand.…

Breeze 3: The E-Magazine From St Helena

TROPICAL COVER SHOOT ISSUE | Darrin Henry Breeze 3 is out! How time flies. It seems like just yesterday Sharon and I were frantically piecing together our first Breeze magazine for the launch of the blog. And now number three is being downloaded and read in more places than we could have imagined. Of all…

Bertrand’s Cottage, St Helena

Lally Brown | PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE Original article & photos as published in Breeze e-magazine January 2016, plus updated photos. Historic pictures supplied. When Napoleon Bonaparte arrived on the island of St Helena October 1815 to begin his exile, he was accompanied by an entourage of twenty-four people, including Count Henri-Gatien Bertrand, his wife…

The Spirit and Traditions of Christmas on St Helena

St Helena Christmas Photo Album | Sharon Henry The best time to visit St Helena is at Christmas when the agapanthus bloom, lights go up, carollers sing and the streets play host to festive parades.  At this time of year so many Saints return home for family holidays you can almost feel the island tilt…

35 Pictures: Festival of Lights 2016 on St Helena

CHRISTMAS NUMBER FIVE | Darrin Henry Tonight’s Festival of Lights on St Helena was once again a dazzling success. It’s becoming a habit that everyone is quite happy to get used to – this the fifth ‘electric parade’ organised by Jamestown’s Pilling Primary School and “even better this year” was the general consensus from people…

St Helena Guy Thrown Onto Bonfire

Gunpowder, Treason & Plot Remembered On Bonfire Night | Sharon Henry There’s possibly no truer example of St Helena’s ‘Britishness’ than our Guy Fawkes Day and Bonfire Night celebrations.  We always ‘remember, remember the 5th of November’ together with the traditional ‘Penny for the Guy’ ditty.  No different to any town or village you’ll find…

Is Photography Art?

International Artist Day | Darrin Henry International Artist Day is celebrated on 25 October each year, which prompts debate on who exactly can be called an artist. How do you know? And what’s art and what’s not? Some People Have High Standards “Anyone can take a picture, so photography can’t be art!” How many photographers…