Hello, I’m Mrs Helfy and I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). This may seem like a bit of a strange thing to announce, but I am not ashamed of having this condition and nor should I be. Society has a way of making people feel embarrassed about certain health conditions – especially women. We are… Continue reading Let’s talk about Irritable Bowel Syndrome
When I posted my first blog post, I said that not everything on here was going to be doom and gloom... and now I'm writing my Bucket List. Morbid, right? Well, actually, it's not quite as morbid as it might seem. We only have a very short amount of time on this planet and I am a… Continue reading Mrs Helfy’s Bucket List
Anyone that knows me will know that I am not big in to makeup. This isn't because I don't like or appreciate it; it's just not really my thing. I once had an old manager (male, of course), say to me, "Why don't you wear makeup? Is it some weird feminist thing?" My response: "I… Continue reading My relationship with makeup
I am delighted to announce that I am now a brand ambassador for Coconut Lane - a classy, sassy and bit bad-assy (yes, that's now a word...) company that is based in London. Why have I become an ambassador? So why on earth have I agreed to become an ambassador for this brand? Well, there are a few… Continue reading Coconut Lane
The terrible events that happened on 22nd March 2017 at the Palace of Westminster have left me feeling numb. How anyone could so callously mow down innocent people and kill one of the very brave police officers that works at the Palace is completely beyond me. The brave men and women that were there were just… Continue reading I Stand with Westminster and Muslims
If you have the misfortune of stumbling across this, consider yourself unlucky. My name is Mrs Helfy and this little corner of the Internet is my blog, Cocktails and Cats. Who is Mrs Helfy? [Black and white. Ooh, moody.] I'm an anxiety-ridden feminist metalhead, married to a bearded alternative DJ and living in Brighton. As… Continue reading Welcome, unfortunate reader!