Thursday, 31 July 2014

Bye Bye Sugar For My Honey

The time has come to say goodbye to Sugar For My Honey. I started writing the blog a few years ago, and the name was something that quickly popped into my head without much thought. 
The blog has experienced so many changes and events in my life, and now it’s time for a change.
These past few years mark a much happier time in my life, and it’s time my blog reflected the change.
As you all know, I bought a house at the beginning of the year. It’s been hectic as we’re completely re-doing the house, but it’ll all be worth it in the end.  As we’re currently hiding behind ‘Door Eleven’ the blog has conveniently taken its name. 
I hope you all enjoy reading the new blog – its new design will take place soon.

For now, here are some photographs of what's been going on so far...
(There's still a LOT of work to be done!)


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Friday, 11 April 2014

We bought a house!

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In my last post, I mentioned I had some exciting news (but we didn't want to let everyone know just in case things fell through) Well - They didn't! And we're now very proud owners of this beautiful Victorian house!
We have a LOT of work to do, and have been working so hard every night after work and on weekends. We still have so much more to do, but I'm hoping to be able to document the journey on here. The house is very much an empty shell at the moment, and we're both looking forward to be able to change it the way we want it to be. I'm a big fan of Victorian features - It reminds me of my grandmother's house.
I'm hoping to be able to share lots of exciting projects on here - I'm placing an order for some Annie Sloan paint as we speak...


Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Where have I been?

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Where on earth have I been? Well, things have been a little hectic lately. I turned 25 last week, and spent a few days down in London to celebrate. My boyfriend had bought us tickets to go to the Harry Potter Studio Tour which was brilliant! I really highly recommend it, I've been wanting to go for such a long time. 
Here are just a few photos of the day. I didn't take as many photos as I would have liked to. Basically it was absolutely packed there, there were queues forming in order to take photos next to things! But also because I really wanted to enjoy the experience as much as possible, without taking my camera out all the time.

In other news, things are moving on in life, and we're slowly making very big decisions towards building the foundations of our future - More to come on this subject soon!
I've also done something I would never have done before - I joined a class all by myself (which I'm pretty sure was also on my 'to do' list for this year!) It's a yoga class (also on this year's to do list!) I'm really enjoying being able to escape from day to day life for an hour each week and focus on myself. I'm really hoping this year will be a year of change, focus and happiness....


Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Santes Dwynwen - Gift Ideas

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I love celebrating Santes Dwynwen! It's considered to be the Welsh equivalent to Valentines Day, celebrated on the 25th of January.
As the story goes...
Dwynwen fell in love with Maelon, but unfortunately her father had already arranged that she should marry someone else. In her grief Dwynwen fled to the woods, where she begged God to make her forget Maelon. After falling asleep, Dwynwen was visited by an angel, who appeared carrying a sweet potion designed to erase all memory of Maelon and turn him into a block of ice. God then gave three wishes to Dwynwen. First she wished that Maelon be thawed, second that God meet the hopes and dreams of true lovers and third that she should never marry. All three were fulfilled, and as a mark of her thanks, Dwynwen devoted herself to God's service for the rest of her life.

Llanddwyn Island is a very beautiful place to visit, and we're so lucky to be living near by. However, we'll be celebrating Santes Dwynwen on the Isle of Anglesey at our most favourite restaurant! 
We're saving the pennies this year, but here are some lovely Welsh gift ideas if you're celebrating - I'm in love with Buddug's 'cariad' necklace! 

I hope you have a lovely week, and weekend - whether you're celebrating Santes Dwynwen or not!


Monday, 13 January 2014

Things to Achieve in 2014

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Well, last year has been a great year. I went on two amazing holidays (one to Paris and another to Amsterdam), I went glamping in the mountains, I started going to the gym, I spent more time knitting and even set up my own club! I've been really thankful for 2013...

This year, I want to push things even further. I'd like to step out of my comfort zone a little, and start saying yes to the things I wouldn't have last year! I'd like to move on in life and build up a nice, happy little future for myself. I want to try out new things, visit new places and make new friends. 

This is just a very small list of some of the things I'd like to do / achieve in 2014...

Start doing yoga
Relax more (worry less!)
Keep eating healthy
Drink one green smoothie each day for a whole month
Go to the gym more often
Spend more time at the beach
Drink more water
Own a gorgeous bike with a basket!
Travel to another country

I'm also intending on posting about the things I manage to achieve on here!

What would you like to do in 2014?


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