Welcome to HoneyBridge House.
One of my earliest memories is of sitting reading in the library, so engrossed in my book that I was almost locked in come closing time! A love of books has been a constant in my life and, whilst I wouldn’t be without my kindle, I don’t think anything comes close to the feel (and smell) of a ‘real’ book. I also have to admit to a slight obsession with gorgeous stationery of all kinds, with pencils and rubbers being my particular favourites, so setting up HoneyBridge House in April 2016 was a dream come true!
Having worked for many years as an Executive Assistant, then as a primary teacher, the birth of my grandson in 2014 made me re-evaluate my priorities and think hard about what I really wanted from life. This led me to leave teaching and spend some time temping as well as working part-time for Rookie Sports, a local social enterprise providing activities for adults with additional needs. My work/life balance was improving considerably but the sense of fulfilment I craved still escaped me.
I have been a crafter for as long as I can remember, and have tried many different crafts over the years including knitting, crochet, lace making, jewellery making and quilting, all of which I have thoroughly enjoyed. In 2015 however I attended a journal making workshop and was instantly hooked. My first project – Heartlines – was a hand-crafted book of love poems written by my partner, Harry Gallagher. Following lots of positive comments from friends, I began to think about the possibility of producing the book for sale, but lacked the self-belief to take things any further. However, encouraged by my partner, I finally decided to take the plunge and in April 2016 I launched HoneyBridge House with a range of notebooks and journals, as well as copies of Heartlines which set the whole story in motion!
I still work part-time with the social enterprise, but am now able to devote more time to building up my book range and am incredibly grateful to be able to spend every day doing something I love.
Thank you for visiting my site and please let me know if you have any ideas for further items you’d like to see.