Nelly Elliott

Newcastle based blogger, mama, creative, coffee-only with my oxygen, vegan, plus-size fashion lover and feminist.

@nellyscupcakes

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