Food Ramblings

A look back on 2012 and a look forward to 2013

The year 2012 has been quite an eventful time in my life – my sister got married, I bought an electric oven …and of course we welcomed our daughter Alice into the world after 9 long months of baking.

It’s been amazing how everything changed over night – me and my husband had to learn how to be parents, my parents inherited the role of grandparents, my sister became an aunt and my brother in law an uncle. Phew…and in all that I still love to bake!

So what’s going to happen in 2013?

Next year I would love to do more with my baking, but I obviously have a new priority for the next few years.  I still have the desire to write a cookbook and more than ever the idea of a children’s cookbook is appealing.  Recently I have been looking into creating a digital e-book with the advantage of no printing costs and utilizing my husbands graphic design skills.
I don’t know if this will actually get going in 2013 due to the speed that time goes these days but any step forward is a good one.

My resolutions

I don’t know why but every year I try to write some new year resolutions.  I wouldn’t say I ‘break’ them each year either because I like to try to make them pretty general so I don’t feel bad I haven’t kept to them [and end up eating more cake, thus breaking the healthy eating/lose weight one]

1. Try not to be too serious, everything has something funny in the situation.

2. Either lose some of my baby weight or learn to be happy with my body.

3. Spend as much time as I can with my family and appreciate every day.

4. Try not to go to chocolate whenever I am tired.

5. Try not to get mardy (it means sorta snappy/grumpy) even if the situation is really annoying.

6. Keep baking and blogging.

And finally – don’t sweat the little stuff.
I don’t have a motto but if I did then it would be that. Life is too short to be hung up on the little things, the big things like keeping your health or spending your family and friends are much more important than forgetting the washing up.

4 thoughts on “A look back on 2012 and a look forward to 2013”

  1. Wow what a year!
    I’m currently writing a review of 2012 for my blog too. 2012 has been a good year and I’m sure 2013 will be better.
    Happy New Year and all the best for a year of baking and blogging x

    1. Thank you, I hope 2013 is a good year for everyone to 🙂

      It’s scary looking back on the year and realising how fast time has gone!

  2. Babies have a way of changing your life … always for the better 🙂 As you know I was a practicing lawyer until babe number 2 came along and now I am a baker. Cake beats law hands down !! Look forward to seeing how your journey unfolds this year 🙂

    1. Thank you. I agree completely that when cakes v Law, cakes are better!

      One day I will do something more in line with my dream of baking but for the moment I have my little family to provide for and my legal job pays.
      I’d also love to save up to take my daughter to Disneyland Florida when she’s older. Maybe after I’ve done that then I’ll pursue a baking career but who knows as my life has completely changed the last few months 🙂

      All I know is that its exciting and every day now is something new.

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