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