So, we’ve just about made it through 2011. I can’t believe that in just 2 days’ time, it will be 2012. It has been a good year overall, and I have a lot to be both proud of and thankful for. I started the year by giving a talk on starting your own 5-9 business and I feel that 12 months on, I’ve learned so much more than I knew just 12 months ago. I have had stalls at summer and Christmas fairs (with varying degrees of success!), I was a finalist in the National Cupcake Championships and I finished the year as a winner at #wemakechristmas My shiny new Kenwood which stands proudly in my kitchen will be a permanent reminder.
There has been much that I wanted to do this year, but sadly didn’t manage to. I can be very hard on myself and as I have a permanent job in addition to my cake company, I need to allow myself time off and time to spend with friends away from work and cake!
I have high hopes for 2012 – I’ll be launching a newsletter in January and I’m finalising plans for the rest of the year. I very much hope that you will continue this journey with me. I’m running the marathon in April (I’m starting my training on Monday, which I think I’m looking forward to!), so please bear with me in the first part of the year if I don’t blog as often as I’d like. I know I wrote last year that I wanted to include more recipes on here and that’s definitely my intention for 2012. I’m setting myself some goals now (I don’t usually make resolutions, but I set goals instead) and all that remains to say, is thank you for your support to date and have a very happy New Year!