I am getting to the age where I have been considering how much time I might have left on this planet ( I reserve judgement on whether there might be another life) and from that thinking came the idea for this blog.

I figured if I wrote about what I was doing, photographing, talking about or thinking on each of the last 1500 Saturdays of my life then it might concentrate my mind on what is good and bad about life in general and my life in particular. It also serves to stop me just doing nothing !

I feel sure these last Saturdays will be filled with all kinds of physical and emotional journeys as I seek out interesting, useful, relaxing or just downright fun ways of spending these last days.

There will be opinions, lots of them as I am passionate about injustice, maybe poetry and always photographs..

I hope you will have fun reading my blog ( or occasionally be challenged, enraged, or have your thoughts positively provoked! ) and please feel free to join in by commenting.. 😉 

Updated 31.06.14

This blog has proved to be much more of a political platform than I had originally envisaged and as those who have been following for a while will be aware I do not write every week now as life gets in the way. I also have a photography blog running alongside this one and you can see by clicking here

I can be contacted on hellenjoy@hotmail.co.uk

All images on this blog are copyright of Helen Cherry unless otherwise stated and cannot be copied, downloaded or used in any way without express written permission.

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  13. I love this! wonderful!

  14. I’d like to see more from you!

  15. ajaytao2010 says:

    Nice reading about you.

    Thanks. for visiting my blog Ajaytao2010@wordpress.com. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may definitely find something of your interest.

  16. Mark Goodwin says:

    Hi Helen,
    I am very pleased to nominate you for Blog of the year award. And well deserved it is especially after completing your recent 365.

    • Helen Cherry says:

      OH gosh Mark I appreciate your kind words but I don’t accept awards.. I have a “badge” on both my blogs which says that I don’t and am just happy to have people take the time to visit.. I will accept it in spirit and thank you 🙂

  17. ajaytao2010 says:

    Hi Helen

    I came here by chance but liked reading about you.

    Thanks. I invite you to visit my blog Ajaytao2010@wordpress.com. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may definately find something of your interest.

  18. I seriously feel so good seeing your blog! Love your idea and that spirit towards life.

  19. clinock says:

    Oops! I remembered that you don’t want awards – sorry. I will delete you from my nominee list – however, I can’t help thinking that your blog deserves recognition – you are amongst the best…

  20. clinock says:

    Hi Helen – Just to let you know that I have nominated you for the ‘Wonderful Team Member Readership Award’. Please visit my blog for details. Your name will appear tomorrow. I hope you understand that there is no pressure here, although I, of course,encourage you to accept.I simply want to let others know about your wonderful blog. Cheers, John

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  22. clinock says:

    Hi Helen – just wanted you to know that I was about to nominate you for an award then saw your “No Awards Please” – Anyway, I nominate you in spirit because I appreciate both of your blogs so very much…

  23. You have a new follower~! 😉

  24. healthdemystified says:

    Hey Helen,

    I just wanted to let you know I nominated you as one of my special MVPs (Most Valued Peeps) today! Thanks for your continued support and encouragement. You can check out the post here:

    I really appreciate your continued support!


  25. healthdemystified says:

    Wow, Helen. That’s a great concept for a blog, and I love how you expressed that. I look forward to reading your posts -Eric

  26. krikitarts says:

    Hi Helen, FATman posted a request by you a few days ago asking how to check the size of a photo to see if it meets the competition criteria. I’d suggest using your Photoshop Elements 7. It really couldn’t be much easier. First of all, the minimum size of 1024 px (pixels) at 72 dpi (dots [or pixels] per inch) would be met by a photo whose longest side is 14.22 inches (this is achieved by dividing 1024 by 72. At 300 dpi, this photo would have to have a minimum longest side of 3.413 inches (dividing 1024 by 300). If you shoot at a reasonably good resolution, your photos should easily meet this criterion. To be sure, with your photo open in the PS window, click on Image, then on Resize and Image Size. If the values in the upper two windows (Width and Height) are in pixels, the larger value is the length of the longest side in pixels. If they say “percent,” click on the down arrow to the right of either of the unit boxes and change it to pixels. You can now read off the size of your longest side. Hope this helps! –Gary

    • Helen Cherry says:

      Thanks Gary.. I appreciate you taking the time to answer my query.. Someone else emailed me privately with some help too 🙂 It was the bit about compression that particularly confused me and I think I have a handle on it now.. There are stars in the blogosphere and you are among them 😀

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  29. dianne - life as i see it says:

    What a wonderful blog to keep, I absolutely love this idea, I was thinking to open a second blog, and have twice, but they didn’t make it very far, only a couple of days then I shut them down. You may of just inspired me to give it another try, thank you very much.

    You have a wonderful second blog here..

  30. David Hall says:

    I now realise that you have two blogs, so please ignore my previous comment stating that I was not following your blog. By the way, both are great.

  31. Mark Goodwin says:

    I vaguely remember a story (if anyone knows the full story please feel free to update) about a Granddad and his grandson. The Granddad had a large sweet jar that the little lad had seen many times. It was originally full of glass marbles. On this particular day, the little boy visited his Pops and witnessed him taking out the last marble that was in the jar. Granddad then proceeded to throw it away.

    The little lad couldn’t contain himself. “Granddad….every Saturday I come to your house and every morning we go down to the garage, you take out a marble and you throw it away….Why?”

    Granddad sat him down and said…”OK, the Bible says that a man can expect to live three score years and ten yes?….That’s 70 years, so when I had my 60th birthday I put one marble for every Saturday between my sixtieth and seventieth birthday in the sweet jar. The little lad said yes but you have thrown them all away. Granddad said yes..I have thrown one marble away every Saturday, and that one I have just thrown was the last one!!!!!”

    I had my 70th in December 2011….I can’t stop thinking about that Bl***y sweet Jar!

    warm wishes Helen


  32. niasunset says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog dear Helen, your blog is amazing too. I usually use photoshop. Blessing and Happiness, with my love, nia

  33. KPdesign says:

    Great story behind the name 🙂

  34. great idea! good luck and have fun. 🙂

  35. Now that only 1500 Saturdays are left you decided to check on us on a Sunday….

    Another 40 Saturdays and we will have resumed works on our straw bale hotel.

    Greetings from Switzerland


  36. Jacqueline says:

    This is a great idea! I absolutely love it. I write a blog that has a similiar theme called “6 Months to Live.” I would love to talk to you more about your experience and how it’s changed your perspective. So glad I found your blog today–I will definitely start following!

  37. gomagoti says:

    just curious as to what happens when you get to Saturday number 1500?
    Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog, I shall try to keep it entertaining!

  38. I like the idea behind the 1500 Saturdays. (=

  39. A lovely site with great thought behind it


  40. YES, a VERY cool idea for a blog! I love how ambitious it is.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and choosing to follow me. I’ve reciprocated, and look forward to reading about your Saturdays!


  41. Tilly Bud says:

    What a great idea for a blog!

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