….really, that’s all I can really say as the last
couple six months have pretty much flashed by in a not so much a blur, more a whirlwind!
Let’s have a quick catch up…
So then, I closed the Cirencester Cupcakes shop at the beginning of February to move back home to concentrate on my bespoke cakes. And to be a little truthful, I hadn’t expected to be as busy as I have been; it has been crazy manic. Let’s just clarify though, that’s a good thing! Although, I had hoped that I would have just a little more time to blog and catch up on things that I hadn’t had time to do over the last 3 years of the shop – family, friends, house, garden. But, being busy is a good thing!
I didn’t want you to think that I’d been neglecting my blogging duties; well let’s be fair, I had… oops!
Over the last six months, things have been hectic not just in the world of cakes but everywhere else too. I’ve been working with my favourite local charity The Wiggly Worm, on an exciting project using food as a gateway to improved health and wellbeing.
Oh, that’s me, mid-flow teaching 120 children to make apple and rhubarb crumble with The Wiggly Worm and Wholefoods Market, Cheltenham.
The house is finally finished, except a few touch-ups. we have carpet all the way through upstairs. After 2.5 years, I had just gotten use to the bare floorboards with their variety of coloured paint splats, and then some nice chaps came to lay my lovely
beige oatmeal carpet. It feels weird. I’ve still not quite got used to it, but I like it. To top that off, the new bedroom furniture arrived along with a massive super kingsize bed. Bliss!!
Then my Mum came to visit and in true Groundforce style overhauled the jungle that
is was more commonly known as my front garden. I’m sure our neighbours are delighted, and the local cats are peeved!
In the back garden, Ian’s put his building skills to the test. We’d taken an old, blocked up fireplace out of the kitchen, there was a lot of fired bricks that came out. Then there was an area of the garden that the previous owners had put in a ‘patio’ area. I use the term patio lightly! Anyway this unloved and neglected part of the garden has undergone an Ian transformation, along with the old fireplace into… an outdoor oven and BBQ! We’re putting it to the ultimate test August Bank Holiday weekend so except a flurry of outdoor cooking posts!
Oh and then you might have noticed that there’s been a little face-lift on Crumbs and Corkscrews. Firstly, I thought that it was time to get a little more design in there, and the theme is from the fabulous Angie Makes. I love it! Secondly, I pretty much killed the blog when updating to the latest WordPress, I rescued what I could and prettied everything up whilst we were offline.
Anyway, during the re-design, I’ve organised the blog, and have ideas for a couple of blog series and features. In the coming months, I’ll be looking at working from home and lifestyle, adding in the cake decorating information I used to teach on my workshops, and introducing regular Friday Five and Lazy Sunday posts.
Grab hold of your hats, Lou’s back!0