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!



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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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