Sunday, 27 May 2012

One year.

A Year ago today.

I lost my inspiration, my best friend, my Mum.

This last year has been the hardest imaginable, but I wanted to say thank you.

One of the things that has really made me happy this year has been baking, creating things from scratch, focusing on perfecting a recipe, and sharing my creations with everyone. So, a great big cake-shaped thank you to everyone who has tasted and (hopefully) loved my baking, commented on my blog, tweeted, facebooked, emailed etc...

Now when I look back on 2011/12 I hopefully won't just have bad memories and sadness, but it'll also be the year I found something I was really passionate about.

To laugh often and love much
To win respect of intelligent people
And the affection of children
To earn the approbation of honest critics
And endure the betrayal of false friends
To appreciate beauty
To find the best in others, To give one's self
To leave the world a little better, Whether by a healthy child
A garden patch, Or redeemed social condition
To have played and laughed with enthusiasm
And sung with exultation
To know even one life has breathed easier
Because you have lived...
This is to have succeeded.
Emerson

11 comments:

  1. What a beautiful post and I'm so glad that baking has helped you in such difficult times. I hope the coming year will bring you joy and happiness :)

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  2. Your mum looks very lovely and I love that photo of her...its a really nice photograph. Its brilliant that you are being so positive about your fabulous baking achievements this last year. xx

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  3. I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. Its great that you have found some happiness in baking this year, that would have made your mother very happy I'm sure.

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  4. What a lovely post and such a wonderful tribute to your mum.

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  5. Beautiful tribute to your mum - it does help finding someting that keeps you going. xo

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  6. What a beautiful post - big love to you xxx

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  7. So Sorry to hear about your mum x

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  8. A lovely post Helen. It must have been a tough day for you, but so good that the baking is helping you through. I think lots of people find baking therapeutic. I'm sure your Mum would be very proud of you and especially of your blog. Big hug. Xxx

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  9. You look so much like her, I'm sure she'd have loved your blog. A lovely tribute and I hope this week hasn't been too tough. x

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