2012 Round Up

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



  1. 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

  2. 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.


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