El·e·na [el-uh-nuh, uh-ley-nuh; It. e-le-nah] /ˈɛlənə, əˈleɪnə; It. ɛˈlɛnɑ/ –noun a female given name, form of Helen // A proud student of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche // Personal assistant with a BSc (Hons) Psych from Uni of Warwick // These are snapshots of my life, in words and pictures

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I just saw two things that made me smile inside. A grandfather walked past me carrying his infant grandchild, stroke her back. I wish I could tell her how lucky she is to still have her grandfather. Then I walked past a young girl and her even younger brother. His motorised toy had run out […]

(Taken with my iPhone)

I’m really warming up to my iPhone (even if I’m suffering from BBM withdrawal jitters). It helps the uncreative to fake it to some degree!


Whatever happened to the simple “hello”? Three or four people have called me over the last day, launching into a conversation instantly. It’s just not pleasant – a “hello” would seriously make their call so much easier to take after 2.5 hours of sleep! C’mon people – let’s do Edison proud, bring back the “hello”!


I’m trying out this blogging thing again. It’s been a long time since I blogged – I’m hoping with the app on my phone, the uptake might be a little better the second time round. Here’s hoping eh?