Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Oh Helga, Where Art Thou?!!!!




I woke up this morning to the awful news about the devasting earthquake in Christchurch and my first thoughts were for Helga and G. Back in September she'd messaged me to let me know they were safe but this time, we've heard nothing. I'm hoping my witchy instincts are correct and that all's well with my freaky twin and it's just the loss of power that's stopping her from getting in touch.


Since we met through blogging last year she's sent me the most fabulous gifts and knows my taste like nobody else.

Vintage maxi (courtesy of Helga)


Jane Jeffrey Maxi

  1960's lurex tunic

Even though we've yet to meet she's kept me going through some of my darkest times.

Last April I was in India when I received news that my Mum was teminally ill and had very little time left, the Icelandic ash cloud meant we were unable to fly home and contact with the UK was both sporadic and poor. Helga's supportive and hilarious emails kept me sane. I can count her as one of my closest friends.


Rarely a week goes by without a chat on AOL Messenger where we discover something else we have in common.

Handmade by Helga

As testament to how much I bang on about her I've been inundated by messages from non-blogging and blogging friends alike asking how she is and Misfit Sarah and I have even had a Skype chat earlier to reassure one another of her safety.



So my dear friend, for the sake of all your admirers out there get in touch and let us know you're well and in the meantime I'm going to have a drink and stay fabulous in your honour!


Love you, freaky twin!

***I've just logged into Facebook and one of their friends has received a text from Helga. They are both safe! ***

82 comments:

  1. fingers crossed that Helga is safe and sound x

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  2. I have been checking my blog reader all day because I knew you'd let us all know if you had heard from her. I am sure she is fine, but of course I'm going to be a bit worried until she gets in touch and lets us know for sure. Chin up dear xxx

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  3. I am keeping my fingers crossed that she is safe and well, along with her man and lovely pets.
    I'm sure she'll let us know she's safe and sound.

    xxx

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  4. I also been double checking everything from news and blogs..I'm sure she is okay and will let us know all about it soon.
    I know how you must feel..you two are like sisters. the little time that I known you gals I've grown to love and admire you both.

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  5. Fingers crossed she's fine - I'm sure it's very chaotic there at the moment is all. Try not to worry x

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  6. I think we're all worried about Helga, and I was all the morning checking her blog (and yours!), looking for some good news!
    So, I'm waiting for read she's safe!!!
    besos

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  7. Hoping all is well with Helga. Probably a comms glitch.

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  8. Ahhh I hope that she is okay, I hope that it is just that she can't get to her computer becuase of power or something like that!!

    Everyone over there is in my thoughts and prayers!

    xXx

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  9. The pictures on the BBC website are horrendous - looks like on top of all the other damage, a lot of the suburbs have been flooded by broken pipes. She may well be busy bailing out her house!

    I'm hoping just about as hard as I can hope that she, G and the gang have come through it all unscathed.

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  10. Hoping that Helga is well and that you heard from her soon!!
    With Love and Positive Thoughts...

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  11. It is awful and I am so hopeful that Helga, G and their friends and family are all safe and sound. Hope you hear something soon love. x

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  12. My thoughts exactly - hope Helga is ok. Lovely for you two to have such a strong connection! Both such a fabulous gals with freat taste :)

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  13. Hiya Vix...Couldn't believe the news this morning.......
    I've been on fb and email, and I reckon there's no news because communications are disrupted. My gut feeling is that they're both fine and you'll be hearing from her soon. We'll all be positive and I know she'll be safe and sound.
    xxxx

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  14. I hope your hear some good news soon.

    Having seen the pictures on the news reports today I can't imagine how those people are feeling/coping :(

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  15. My gut feeling is they're both fine too but the disruption to communication is awful, my friend has family in Christchurch and has had terrible trouble getting in touch.

    I'm going to carry on as she would expect and have a drink 'with' her tonight!

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  16. Hi my dear-yes, stay positive and lets hope its only a matter of time before she's in contact to let you know she is alright. A lovely post and such nice pictures, my thoughts are with her, I really hope she is well xxx

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  17. Let's just do our best to stay postive. She might have some other things to take care before she gets back to blogging. In the short time that I've followed her blog I get the fighter vibe from her. She's a sassy lady who's not going down without fight. It's amazing that you two met throught the internet. I think that you should go and visit her as soon as possible once you've heard from her. Keep your fingers crossed and your head up.

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  18. I too have been checking emails/blogs for news, my first thoughts when Mr R&B told me the news were for Helga and G. I agree that it's probably just lack of communications that we've not heard from her. Keeping everything crossed that we hear good news soon x

    PS Did you know Google has set up a person finder? http://christchurch-2011.person-finder.appspot.com/

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  19. Oh, wow, will be checking back in hopes of seeing good news.

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  20. Keeping hopeful: the systems are down, possibly why the can't get through.

    Thoughts and prayers for Helga and all in Christchurch.

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  21. I really do hope that Helga and everyone else devestated by the earthquake is ok. x

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  22. Very worrying, I do hope she's ok! I'm keeping everything crossed... xxx

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  23. Dear Vix,
    Helga & G have occupied my thoughts too today.
    Mark (who is a huge big Helga & G fan) told me about the earthquake this morning before he left for work & I've been keeping a hawk-eye on my blog reader all day.
    We've got some other friends in Christchurch as well, so it's a very anxious time.
    I hope with all my heart that they are all safe & sound.
    xXx

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  24. God, I hope you hear good news soon, Vix. She sounds like one hell of a woman, and an incredible friend. xx

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  25. I know it's so awful, when I heard my first thoughts were of her and G! I am sure they are fine, they will have a lot to deal with and it might be really difficult to get in touch. Fingers crossed for them all. Try not to fret x
    Kandi x

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  26. I awoke at 4am and sit here typing this hoping, hoping, hoping that Helga and G are alive and well. I've never met her either and haven't had the same close contact with her as you Vix, but I feel Helga knows and understands the spirit of me and I've realised over the past 16 hours how greatly I value her friendship. She is a wonderful, generous, natural woman with a sense of humour that lifts everyone around her. I have family in CC and surrounding districts and they are safe, but I need to know if Helga is too. xoxoxoxoo

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  27. I do hope she's safe and sound.
    What a dfelightful lady she is, and so kind and thoughtful, too. Am sure she'll send you an e-mail or message. Keep up the positive thinking. xoxox

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  28. I know in my heart that she is fine.
    It is so amazing how we connect with people, even without meeting them.We become family.
    Come on Helga, do let us know you are fine and enjoy a nice drink.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  29. I hope Helga is safe and well! It's crazy that they have had another earth quake so soon! I hope everyone in Christchurch find their loved ones. My prayers are with Helga and all her family and friends.

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  30. I am sure she is fine and will get in touch as soon as it is possible! Fingers crossed! X

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  31. Freaky twin, get in touch!

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  32. Vix,
    I'll keep a good thought for Helga. I hope she is okay.

    Love you lots,

    SB

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  33. Vix I am sure she will be fine and like others have said it is probably a comms issue! Keep positive she has lots of people thinking of her.

    X x

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  34. Hi Vix, I too have my fingers crossed for Helga......you'd be proud of my wee daughter today, we went charity shopping and she made a bee line for vintage sheets and homeware, lovely pale green tupperware and flowery sheets, love froogs xxxx

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  35. Hoping Helga and by blog mate Cat are noth safe and well - it is terrible watching it on Sky News! xxx

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  36. i hope everything is fine with her. i havn't seen much news on tv today - just before i went to work in the early morning...

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  37. Oh i really hope she is okay
    Maybe the internet connection not working
    Hope you hear from her very soon
    Try not to worry
    Easier said than done
    Andrea

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  38. Lovely to chat with you last night Vix and thanks for the reassurance. I hope we hear from her today - it's is amazing how much you can care for a person you have never even met. This makes our meet up next month even more poignant - I am going to squeeze her so hard!

    Love,

    Sarah xxx

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  39. I've been thinking about her and checking my blog reader all day too. I just hope and pray they're ok, hopefully the lines will be up and running soon and she will make contact.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  40. Really hope all is well with Helga. Sending well wishes her way, and to everyone caught up in the disaster. xx

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  41. I have just come in from work and was hoping to see she had been able to make contact. Really hoping and praying for them all. x

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  42. Phew, that's a relief. That must have been a very worrying day for you. I hope Helga and her friends and family don't have suffered too much devastation. xxx

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  43. Thankyou for telling us, I was worried sick!

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  44. I am glad Helga is okay!! *Throws confetti*
    Her blog posts really are a delight to read and always make my morning a little more great!

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  45. Phew, glad to hear they are ok! It is such an awful thing to happen, my thoughts are with all those people x

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  46. Great news, eh? Time for a big brandy in my hot choccie!!xxx

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  47. How wonderful that Helga is okay! I heard about the quake this morning on the radio and it sounded truly devastating. These photos are a really sweet snapshot of what seems like a lovely friendship! http://thearcenciel.blogspot.com/

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  48. Gosh, mightily relieved that Helga is okay. Your posts wouldn't be the same without 'darling Helga'. Such a sad time for Christchurch. x

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  49. I'm so glad! Now I need a glass of wine.
    thanks for letting us know amor.

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  50. Glad to hear Helga and G are fine...I must admit even though I only know her from reading her blog, she was the first person I hoped was safe when I saw the earthquake news!

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  51. Just read ur post..thank god they are safe!!!

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  52. Oh thank Christ!!!!! I'm so relieved - I've been torturing myself looking through the news pix at the devastation which looks like a war zone. I can breathe again - isn't this a weird feeling?? I've never even met Helga but I've so terribly worried about her and G. xo

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  53. hurrah!
    I know I don't meet them 'in person', but I was worried anyway and actually I feel so glad they're ok!

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  54. I just awoke to the news and thankfully our Helga is ok!

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  55. Am so relieved to here this. So glad they are both okay. x

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  56. Dear Vix,
    Thank goodness for that!
    I shed a wee tear of joy, when I read your update.
    We’ve been mentally preparing ourselves for a close relative’s big operation tomorrow too, so it’s been a really emotional day for both Mark & me.
    I was getting really downhearted at one point, seeing the pictures & reading the online news bulletins from Christchurch, my heart really goes out to all the people there, may they find the inner strength to cope in this dark hour.
    Lot’s of love,
    Jem
    …xXx

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  57. Dearest Vix, I am SO pleased they're fine. What a dreadful time that part of the world is having. It's hideous! I haven't been online all day so I've only just read this. I'm so glad you've heard some news.

    You're both so fabulous and I think your friendship is wonderful. I can't wait for you to meet! Much love, C xx

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  58. that's good to hear! we do hear a lot about helga in your blog. and glad that she is safe:)

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  59. Thank you so much for letting us know that Helga and G are okay! I'm over in Michigan in the US and totally saw this horrible news online while at work...I was sooooo worried...I totally prayed for her safety, and felt very sad for everyone suffering through that tragedy over there. Your update did give me a bit of comfort about sweet helga. Thank you, Hearts, janna lynn

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  60. Thank you for the update! My thoughts at the news also went immediately to Helga, even though I don't have the history with her you do. She is such a bright spot in my day that I could think of nothing to do but pray, mightily.

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  61. I was so worried all evening,i actually felt sick.I was so relieved to find out this morning that Helga & G were ok.Like so many other ppl commenting here & on her blog i've never met Helga in person but she is such a ray of sunshine(sorry i know it's corny but true) & has such a vivacious ,beautiful spirit that i think she brightens the lives of everyone she comes in contact with:)

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  62. Vix I am so pleased that she is well!

    Your blog was the first thing I checked this morning to see if you had heard any news! What a relief for you. Your witchy sense didn't let you down!!

    Sending lots of love x x

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  63. Hi my dear!! Good Morning and so very very pleased to hear good news-yay for Helga and G, its a great relief for sure and just hope they are coping alright with the situation out there xxx

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  64. Glad all is well with H+G - hope your panic has subsided Vix! Love and prayers to Christchurch xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  65. I'm glad she is ok xxx Its fantastic that you've made such a close friend through blogging xxx

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  66. Thank goodness they are ok. I don't know either of you in person and not having a blog, I'm not a 'blogging friend' as such, but I follow and read every post and you and Helga always make my day! Thank you for letting us know. Thinking of everyone out there. xx

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  67. Phew, I'm glad Helga & G are ok... Prayers for those in Christchurch.

    I hope you can stop worrying less doll, but i can understand those yucky feeling you in get in your stomach when you just don't know if someone is ok or not.

    I have to say that i love that printed maxi skirt and that mint dress in the last shot - WOW!!! You have some serious bling too! Me, jealous, nah?!!!!

    x.o.x.o

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  68. I am glad she is safe is'nt this just awful my thoughts are with everyone over there.

    Thank you for your comment I removed the post as I felt it was no worth giving them the air time do you think that was the bigger thing to do?? I know you had something simular the other week about the way you dress some people can be very weird but in the scale of things it is pretty small fry xoxo

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  69. I'm so glad to hear that Helga & G are ok! I haven't been reading Helga's blog for long, but she is such an amazing person, and I was so worried for her.

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  70. What a relief it must have been to find out she's ok. It sounds like you have an incredibly special friendship, thank you for sharing that sentiment with us all. She sounds wonderful:)

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  71. Been following on the BBC - absolutely dreadful news and awful images. Glad to know that Helga is safe!

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  72. I am so glad your friend is okay, you obviously was deeply concerned for her. When stuff like this happens it really does put life into perspective xxx

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  73. just seen this Vix, but I'm glad to see the update! I had a similar worry about a fellow internet girly but luckily she too is safe!

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  74. I was very pleased to hear Helga was well (think I heard through Sarah) but it was also amazing to hear that you girls met through blogging! It's amazing how it can bring folk together! It must have been fate that you met x

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