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Movin’ On

With the boxes strewn around my bedroom and black bags of old clothes and books piling up it finally feels real enough to tell everyone that I’m moving!  After ten and a half years of living in Glasgow (that it’s been that long I simply cannot believe) it’s time to head back up north to my homeland of Inverness.

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It’s exciting and scary but I think those are usually the best kind of decisions.  The move has meant one major change to my life, which was quitting my job.  After five torturous years at university and a further five, admittedly much less torturous, working as an architectural assistant, I’ve reached my limit.  I tried to make it work but the profession is not for me, something I have honestly known for about 9 years but either I don’t like to give in or I’m scared of change, even if it is for the better, I think it’s a bit of both.

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Anyway, better times lie ahead, new adventures and challenges, a new career too but more on that soon.  It will definitely be a new experience living in my home town as an adult but there’s a lot to look forward to:

  • Being back in the same town as my best friend.  So excited for this, let the nonsense commence!
  • Living close to the rest of my family.  Now my brother is back in Inverness I do feel a little out of the loop at times so I’m looking forward to being nearby (initially very nearby, as in the same house!).
  • My parents kitten Alfie.
  • Getting fit.  With a best friend who now runs and a cousin who is a fitness instructor I feel like I will have no excuse not to jump on the health wagon.
  • Closer to the beach.  Nairn, Dornoch, Rosemarkie…you can’t beat a beach walk.
  • Joining some new clubs/classes.  In my Inverness research I’ve come across a few classes I’d like to attend – beginners adult ballet, pilates, cake decorating – and some clubs I’d like to join – tennis and maybe start the Inverness faction of the Baking Club.

Of course it’s mostly about a new life and career but those are the added extras to anticipate. (more…)

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Raspberry and Orange Cupcakes

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Time for another Glasgow Baking Club meeting!  It felt like an absolute age since out last sunny picnic in the park meet up – gone are the bright evenings and warm weather – so it was great to see everyone again.  What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than with good cake and good chat?

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This months meeting marked full year since I first joined the lovely baking ladies (and sometimes gents) as we were back to our pink theme in honour of breast cancer awareness month.  We also all put in a donation and raised almost 100, again not a bad effort for a Sunday afternoon!  Earlier that day I had been out at Glasgow Green to watch a friend finish his 10k…so some of us run for charity, other eat cake for charity!  As long as it’s for a good cause I don’t think it matters.

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We all gathered in a fairly new (well, new to me since I don’t frequent those areas in a half mile radius of my old uni if I can help it!) cafe at St Georges Cross called No. 1 Chocolate Factory.  It’s a really lovely cafe, really light and bright, as it takes up the full corner at Woodlands Road.  The cafe also runs chocolate making courses which definitely sounds like something I should look in to. (more…)

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