I have started this blog a few times and then deleted it, wondering how to put into words what the last week has been like since I gave up my 18 year career to follow my dreams.
It wasn't an easy decision. But, they say life isn't a rehearsal, so I decided to go for it.
I was nervous. Whilst I knew I could bake, and I have a background in catering and event management I wondered if that would really translate into a lovely experience for the host of the party and their guests.
I also thought that starting out on my own might be lonely, I wondered if I would have the confidence, whether the market was there in Warrington for something so bespoke and carefully crafted.
As it turns out I haven't had a minute and I certainly haven't been lonely! On Saturday I created a special afternoon tea for 10 ladies and babies in Lymm, which they really loved (I overheard several WOW's!), followed by a wedding fair on Sunday at Walton Hall, chatting to lots of brides and grooms. Interestingly there were several men who were really interested in the concept, both for the wedding and for the hen party (maybe because it is actually more affordable than going out to a restaurant!!!)
On Tuesday I received a call from an elderly gentleman wanting to pass on some old china to me, he was so lovely I ended up staying and chatting for an hour, and taking some of the glasses he no longer wanted to charity for him.
Thursday I experimented with scones, again. This time it was coconut, lime and blueberry - who wants to be boring! in fact, I dropped the scones off at Cathy's sandwich shop in town - they loved them so much that they asked me to bake a few for them next week!
I'm really excited for the future, and I wonder where it will take me, for now though, I'm putting the oven on for some special bumps and their mums, what a treat!