The New and Improved Boldly Gold

OHMIGOSH THIS IS SO EXCITING! I finally managed to crawl out of the self-hosted hole that I’ve been trapped in for 3 weeks! Lets give a warm welcome to the new and improved Boldly Gold! A lot has changed round these parts and I have so much to share with you so lets just dive right in!

First off, do you like my new design? For those of you who know/care about blogging I’m using a Duena Child Theme which has been heavily edited to my exact specifications. Let me tell you coding is not for the faint of heart. I honestly thought I was just going to end it all at one point… Yes, it got that dark. If you guys feel like you want to hear more about how I went from a wordpress.com blog to self-hosting using wordpress.org then just let me know 🙂 Feel free to roam around, get used to our new surroundings. Check out the fancy new slider at the top of the home page which will feature some of my favourite posts! My sweat, blood and tears went into this project so I hope you like it as much as I do! I’m in the process of trying to transfer over all of my subscribers from the old site but I’m not getting my hopes up too soon that it will actually happen. So, I highly recommend that you follow this blog (and a bunch of others) on Bloglovin to keep up-to-date with all of my Boldly Gold goodness.

I think one of the reasons this whole transition took me so long was that I have seen SO BUSY over the last few weeks. It’s honestly been non-stop so grab a beverage and let me fill you in!

After I last spoke to you I whisked Ian away to Bruges for the weekend which was absolutely lovely. We travelled down to Hull to catch a mini-cruise which would take us there through the night which was a nice change to flying. We spend 2 full days in the city and 1 night at the NH Bruges which was lovely so I highly recommend staying there if you’re ever in that part of the world. We spend out days sight-seeing and I got on everyone’s Ian’s nerves by sticking my camera in his face every 2 minutes. It really is a lovely city and we basically just ate mussels, visited museums, drank beer and enjoyed each other’s company for the whole time that we were there. Absolute bliss!

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On the way home we stopped by Cheshire Oaks Outlet Village which, ohmygod, is like heaven on earth! I picked up a dress from Coast for an upcoming wedding for an absolute steal and then perved over some Mulberry handbags. It. Was. Great.

I’ve been flexing my crafty muscles of late which has been an absolute treat. I finally managed to piece together all of the blocks for a quilt I started before Christmas and then realised that I had made 2 extra squares which worked out well as these were transformed into matching pillows! You didn’t think I would waste fabric did you!

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I also bit the bullet and atempted to make the Pinterest-famous Rainbow Cake… and I think it turned out quite well!

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Other crafty pursuits have involved trying to learn how to knit and buying specalist craft magazines. I can’t believe I just said that on the internet… What a dweeb! I’ve become a SEW magazine addict and have even made a cute Easter toy from an actual pattern which came with last month’s issue. I’ve tentatively named him Mortimer.

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Aside from crafting, I have spent a good portion of my time attending the spa! I would love to let you all think that this was a regular occurrence in my life but the simple truth is that I received 101 spa day treats as Christmas gifts and they just so happened to fall one after the other. I’m so god-damn relaxed that I’m stressed. Here is a cheeky spa selfie that I took last weekend at my friends Hen party…

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See… Soo relaxed!

When I’ve not been crafting or getting my pamper on, I have been glued to the TV! If you haven’t heard about the Great British Sewing Bee then you need to change that immediately! The program basically follows the structure of the ever popular Great British Bake Off (you’re spotting a theme right?) but instead of baking the skill is sewing. I’m totally hooked!

So that’s basically what I’ve been up to recently! I’m off to London this weekend with my Mum to eat, drink and be merry so you can expect a round-up of that trip in the not-to-distant future. I would love to hear about what you guys have been up to so leave me a comment down below 🙂 Also, don’t forget to stop by my social media endeavours by clicking the swish (I made them myself) new links in the side bar! Finally I just want to say thanks for coming back to Boldly Gold and you can bet your bottom dollar that I’ll be sticking around for a good long while! ILY ❤

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