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St Helena Churches – St Matthew’s, The Old & The New

Touring the Country Church At Hutt’s Gate | Sharon Henry My earliest memory of St Matthew’s church is feeling like a princess at a family wedding. I was wearing a new dress, blue chiffon with tiny white flowers. The sprinkling of rice confetti at the

By |2018-10-16T04:21:37+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Culture, St Helena|21 Comments

Highest Point On St Helena – Guide To Hiking The Three Little Peaks

DIANA’S PEAK POST BOX WALK | Darrin Henry Diana’s Peak, the endemic rich pinnacle of St Helena at 823m is THE post box walk to go on the top of anyone’s island activity sheet. Stunning 360 degree panoramic views, an easy to moderate level

By |2019-02-27T05:20:54+00:00July 27th, 2018|Awesome Nature, Hiking, St Helena|6 Comments

Conservation on St Helena – Saving The Precious Endemics

A SURVIVAL BATTLE WE DON’T DARE LOSE | Darrin Henry The formal roots of Conservation on St Helena were established 38 years ago following the dramatic recovery of the St Helena ebony, previously thought to be extinct. The late George Benjamin, now an icon

By |2018-07-29T01:49:20+00:00July 20th, 2018|Awesome Nature, St Helena|10 Comments

Churches of St Helena Island – St James Church

The Oldest Existing Anglican Church in the Southern Hemisphere | Sharon Henry The churches of St Helena reveal a fascinating insight to the island’s short history. Considering how much we enjoy visiting churches abroad, we’ve decided it’s time to pay closer attention to what

By |2018-10-16T04:18:36+00:00July 13th, 2018|Lifestyle, St Helena|16 Comments

Water Tariffs Protest March On St Helena – “Enough Is Enough”

OVER 2,500 SIGN ‘DON’T GO WITH THE FLOW’ PETITION | Darrin Henry The streets of Jamestown echoed today to the chants of St Helena’s first public protest in more than seven years. Approximately 135 people (including organisers and marshals), held aloft homemade banners

By |2019-06-29T17:00:22+00:00June 30th, 2018|Lifestyle, St Helena|10 Comments

A Dozen Spectacular St Helena Sunset Photographs

NATURE’S LIGHTING MASTERCLASS | There’s something completely irresistible about photographing the St Helena sunset. Anywhere along the north-western side of the island is a perfect front row seat to see the sun retreating down to the vast South Atlantic Ocean. It never gets old

By |2018-06-19T07:29:36+00:00June 19th, 2018|Awesome Nature, St Helena, Top 10 and more|14 Comments

Miss America and Miss St Helena – Re-Vamping The Beauty Pageant

PRIDE & CONFIDENCE – REWRITING A ST HELENA CLASSIC | “The Miss America beauty pageant is scrapping its swimwear segment,” said the BBC news reader. Sitting in the car outside the Longwood supermarket earlier this week, listening to the radio, I smiled at the timing

By |2018-07-27T01:58:37+00:00June 10th, 2018|St Helena|2 Comments

St Helena Pumpkin Fritters Recipe – Saint Fratters

A PLATEFUL OF SUNSHINE | We love our comfort food here on St Helena, there’s plo, fishcakes, cabbage do-down, bread ‘n’ dance... and pumpkin fritters. On St Helena we say ‘fratters’ not ‘fritters,’ it’s a Saint speak thing, like elsewhere some say ‘to-may-toe,’ others

By |2018-06-01T03:54:12+00:00June 1st, 2018|Food and Drink, St Helena|7 Comments

Happy St Helena Day 2018 – The Good Ole Days Float Parade

GUNNY BAGS, FLAX AND BOSTON DANCING | We Saints love a good street and float parade and today’s celebration of St Helena Day brought on smiles, foot tapping and merriment as the island marked 516 years since discovery. The floats are always the highlight

By |2018-07-13T02:17:01+00:00May 21st, 2018|Amazing People, Culture, St Helena|10 Comments

Gemma Lawrence Is Miss St Helena 2018

THOUSANDS AROUND THE WORLD TUNED IN TO ST HELENA The largest ever audience for a live event taking place on St Helena, watched as Gemma Lawrence, a 21-year-old Customs Officer from the St Paul’s district, was crowned Miss St Helena 2018 on Saturday night

By |2019-03-18T03:17:54+00:00May 17th, 2018|Amazing People, Lifestyle, St Helena|18 Comments
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