2012 Round Up

December 31st, 2012 / by / in: Puppy Adventures / 2 Responses

Well – 2012 was a bit of a mixed year for me. Here are some highlights (or lowlights) – not in any particular order, just what comes to mind.

I headed off for some winter sun in Lanzarote with my mum.

I turned 30!

Gary & I went on a lovely walking weekend in the Lake District with the pups and got amazing weather.

I set up my own bakery business – Holly’s Little Bakery.

I reached the finals of the Marie Claire Inspire & Mentor programme and got to travel to London to meet Martha Swift and Lisa Thomas from the Primrose Bakery.

I suffered from a really bad bout of depression mid-2012. It was not nice and at times suicide felt like the only option.

I made new friendships, strengthened others & let others fade.

I set up the Runcorn & Widnes Clandestine Cake Club.

I joined a church, in the hope to find some purpose & inner peace. It didn’t work.

I discovered that being a Christian doesn’t automatically make you a nice & perfect person – they have to work at it as much as the rest of us.

Big changes when Gary got a full-time job. After being together nearly 24/7 for 4 years this was a bit of a change, but not necessarily a bad one.

Holly & Chester turned 2!

Jess & Meg turned 6, and Jinx turned 5.

I went on a family trip to the Lake District for my mum’s 70thbirthday – and got to see my uncle (her brother) who lives in Sweden, and we rarely see.

I am ending the year feeling a lot more content and happy than I did all throughout the year. Plus, I’ve got a cake baking in the oven, so that always helps!

Here’s to 2013 & whatever lies in store :) Happy New Year’s Eve from me & all the animals…..



From top: Holly & Chester, Jess, Jinx then Meg x


2 Comments to 2012 Round Up

  • irisNo Gravatar says:

    Congrats on the bakery, and on feeling better at the end of the year than throughout it! It's nice when you can actually feel progress and/or improvement.

  • Lucy in the CloudsNo Gravatar says:

    Hello Sweetpea! I really lost track of my blogs in 2012 and am doing a little catch-up now – had no idea you had so much going on! Massive well done on setting up the CCC and your own business!! I have 'liked' on FB. Sorry to hear you had your down times and hope you're feeling brighter now – hope to keep in better touch this year! xx

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