What are you reading at the moment?
Helen H: I’m not reading anything at the moment, last book was ‘Girl on the Train’ which I loved. I like to have time to totally indulge in a book and I don’t have that at the minute.
Helen R: I’m reading ‘Life after Life’ by Kate Atkinson. It’s taking a while. It’s not that I’m not enjoying it, I just feel like I need to really concentrate so I tend to read it on long train journeys. It’s not the kind of book you can dip in and out of.
What exercise are you into at the moment?
Helen H: Yoga – Ashtanga……powerful and exhausting yoga.
Helen R: I’ve decided to stop running for a bit. It’s a long story and I’m not really sure what’s going on with that myself. I’m loving Ashtanga Yoga and my Contemporary Dance classes. And walking the dogs every day. And I need to get back to the gym.
What are you watching at the moment?
Helen H: We have a few series recorded but on the whole we are not watching anything other than movies. Latest one being The Intern……a really good film but I can’t quite put my finger on why. The importance of living life rather than your job maybe.
Helen R: The Walking Dead and Lucifer are my current favourites. Just finished watching The Fall which was incredible.
What’s keeping you cosy at the moment?
Helen H: Kids and my man are being very cuddly at the minute…..that’s got to be a good thing, right?
Helen R: My beautiful, beautiful cosy blanket. It feels amazing to the touch and is a rich teal colour. And has great tassels that I can’t stop fiddling with.
What’s making you laugh at the moment?
Helen H: Choir, being part of the naughty 3 altos always puts a smile on my face.
Helen R: Usually my dogs, my kids and my husband. There’s usually something funny every single day in our world.
What are you wearing at the moment?
Helen H: Denim skirts, stripy tights and Docs. I love that this time of year allows me to wear everything I love.
Helen R: I tried on two coats in TK Maxx recently and couldn’t choose between them so ended up buying both! I hate being cold so much that I know I’ll get plenty of wear out of both of them. And having said recently I don’t buy anything from Joe Brown’s any more, I bought a beautiful deep red dress with spotty net sleeves. I couldn’t resist. They sold it as a tunic but I’m so short, I can wear it as a dress!
What are you eating at the moment?
Helen H: There’s a lot more green in our diet right now, pea shoots being a big hit. Also lots of nuts and oats.
Helen R: I’m not eating sugar, well refined sugar anyway. It’s just an experiment at the moment. So I’m trying to eat more healthily at what is normally the worst time for me food-wise. It’s a real challenge.
What are you drinking at the moment?
Helen H: I’m mainly drinking water with pomegranate and lemon, very refreshing and quite good for me so I’m told.
Helen R: I’ve just discovered the joy of a flat white – and what a joy it is! And as part of my healthy intentions, I now drink warm lemon water in the mornings and hot spiced milk in the evenings.
What are you enjoying at the moment?
Helen H: I’m enjoying the change, the different colours, light and temperature. My stress levels fall dramatically in Autumn/Winter and I completely love it.
Helen R: I find it hard to enjoy things at this time of year, but one thing I really, really enjoy is fairy lights. I got all my Christmas fairy lights out of the loft on Saturday and intend to use them now to light my way through the darkness.
What are you filling your days with at the moment?
Helen H: I started working again in September, so find myself in the shops most days. And my love for Christmas means lots of lists and organising.
Helen R: Lots of writing. I spend most of my days in my studio working on blogs. I have a couple of weeks off before Christmas, but will still be writing – working on my dance book instead of yoga-related writing!