Friday, 5 September 2014

WOTW - Inspired

This has been a week of inspiration. After spending all of last week away from the blog (don't you hate it when real life and the day job gets in the way?!!) I've come back this week refreshed and full of ideas.

For the last few months I've been floundering a bit in Blogland. My blog doesn't really fit into a defined genre, it never has. I can see it becoming in part a parent blog, but for that to happen, we need to become parents and that's in the lap of a God somewhere! Our jobs have changed for both of us and while long term it's a brilliant step forward, for now it means tightening our belts and staying closer to home, so that's put a stop on the travelling/day trip posts that I enjoy doing.

But recently I've dusted off the cookbooks and started to take part in bake-alongs...and I love it! I love baking, I love cooking, I love putting my own slant on a recipe to add something different. Other people seem to like it too and that makes me happy!

So far this week I've gutted and filleted a fish, made egg custard from scratch, made chocolate ganache and had a go at spun sugar (not all for the same recipe)! This weekend I'm going to use my new pasta machine for the first time to make ravioli. My head is in a recipe book for at least an hour every evening and I can't wait to push myself to try something new, something challenging, something inspiring.

My blog won't become an impersonal recipe blog, but I will be showing you what I'm trying out, what works and what doesn't - along with our adventures outside of the kitchen and our home.

I can't wait to get started...I hope you come along for the ride!


1Fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative:his philosophy inspired a later generation of environmentalists[WITH OBJECT AND INFINITIVE]: his passion for literature inspired him to begin writing

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  1. Welcome back! So glad you are feeling refreshed!
    It sounds like a great idea....Impersonal recipe blogs do get a bit boring. Glad yours is going to be different! Sounds exciting! Good luck x

  2. Great word, and this all sounds very inspiring! Glad you've found a new passion and a new theme to bog about, too. Thanks for reassuring me that they weren't all from the same recipe, too! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

  3. Inspired is a great word! Fab to see you're inspired by your new blog ideas #WotW

  4. Welcome back lovely! I have to admit to feeling similar to you about my blog in the past but I just went with my gut on what I enjoyed and that seems to come through in my writing (I hope!) I look forward to seeing much more baking from you (and I see your Week 3 badge on the right, well done!). Thank you for linking to PoCoLo :) x

  5. Been cooking & baking a lot too in the blog lately. DIdnt know that the recipe that I know will make sense to some people but it does! I can see your great blogger bake award too so I can tell that you are good. I will look around your food blog! #wotw