New Year, New Look

homemade gifts

Homemade Christmas Gifts!

Happy New Year! New Year is all about seeing out the old and bringing in the new and I have been meaning to give my blog (and my life!) a bit of an overhaul for a while. So I hope you like the cosmetic changes to the blog: I wanted something a little easier to navigate and a bit fresher. Content should stay broadly the same but I would love to try to integrate more of my thoughts and experiences. I sometimes struggle with sharing (and articulating) even some of the most simple things so it will be a good exercise for me!

I had originally envisaged this blog as having a craft element but it has become a baking blog: I’m hoping that I’ll be able to share some of my creative efforts this year outside the kitchen too. In the meantime I will keep practising! Since I started my blog I have been doing more and more baking, both for myself and for friends and family. It has even led to a new job so expect to see more desserts as I practice those and look for new ideas each month for my role as dessert chef. I would also like to develop my own baking as a business and once a few things in my life are resolved that might be a possibility too.

But on to more important things. Happy Birthday to my son, Linus, who is 9 today. He’s a New Year’s Day baby so he definitely brought in the new.

birthday cake stars topper

Happy Birthday Linus!

More of his birthday cake soon.

In the meantime, Happy New Year to you all and thank you for a wonderful year of blogging: both reading and writing. I can’t say often enough how much I enjoy writing my blog and reading other people’s. I have (virtually) met some really brilliant people and think of you as friends.

So here’s to another great year of blogging, and I look forward to hearing your thoughts as I have already changed the colours, fonts and background so many times I have lost count…


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27 replies

  1. I like the new look! Happy New Year to you 🙂
    Jones x

  2. I like the new look as well! Happy New Year!

  3. Happy birthday Linus ! Here’s to the new new look!

  4. Blog is looking great. And so much easier to read black/grey against white. My first travel blog was white text against charcoal – looked good but left really odd images floating by!

  5. Love the new look! Here’s to a fab year for you xx

  6. Happy new year and congrats on the new job! Can’t wait to hear more about you too 🙂 (and happy birthday Linus, from another ‘new year birthday baby’ – I turned 50 yesterday! (its already the 2nd now in Australia) 🙂

  7. Loving the new look! Happy new year to you and your family!

  8. It looks great ☺️ happy new year and happy birthday Linus – love the stars 🌟🌟

  9. Love your new look! Happy new year to you too xx

  10. I like the new look! Happy New Year to you too!

  11. What a stylish makeover; I love it! Best of luck with your exciting new plans… Looking forward to hearing (and seeing!) more as the year unfolds…. Happy New Year! And happy birthday to Linus (such a cool name :-)) Kate x

    • Happy New Year and thank you on all counts! Looking forward to catching up on your posts, feel like I can almost breathe again after Christmas and New Year… You’ll note from my picture that I haven’t managed to produce any labels like yours yet for my homemade goodies but it’s very high up on my list!

  12. Happy New Year! Happy Birthday Linus! Happy New Job! Wonderful Homemade Gifts! Happy New Look! So many thing to celebrate about! The new look is very well planned/layout and so much easier to read. Congratulations all around!

  13. I love the new look! I hope Linus had a great birthday! 🙂

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