Well, it seems like all of my favorite blogs are Tumblr based. So I’m back to cruising all of you, safely from my dashboard.
Looks like I’ve got a lot of catching up to do.
I hate to wish my life away (especially my time here at the CIA) but I hope to have two very good pieces of news very, very soon.
Then I get to do the Muppet dance.
Oh dear little blog. I’m so sorry for neglecting you! I wish I could say I’ll never do it again, but I’d be lying.
Life has been very busy and topsy-turvy since returning from England. With everything, there is a season and my season for another change is coming very soon.
I graduate on May 11th. What a freaking journey the past two years have been.
I’m so thankful and blessed at all the good things (and those crappy things that we won’t even waste time talking about) that have happened to me and I can’t wait to fill this space with all the lovely (and crappy) things that may happen in the next few years. In any case, I will try to blog more because in some ways this is my therapy. God knows I need it.
Posted from: CA, USAI made it to the States safely. So, yup.
I think that I’m the only person in the universe that gets drunk, sober and hungover in a span of two hours.
Friday was my last day at Paternoster Chop House. It was a great day, I was with Iwona on Larder and we did an amazing job. It didn’t hurt that it was super slow that day as well. But we did a great job.
What also didn’t help was the fact that I had two glasses of champagne, which did me in to the point I was sent home. Staggering.
I worked with an AMAZING group of people, both front and back of house. Of course there were things I didn’t like but overall I had an amazing experience. Now I’m ready to come home.
Thanks to Argos, I got a suitcase for about 15 quid. It’s the same size as the one I came here with, so to be fair, I could have done loads more shopping. Luckily for me, I didn’t. Anyhow, this laundry isn’t going to wash itself and I’m really tempted to just throw my dirties into this brand-spanking new suitcase and fly them home.
My last few days finds me going to some of my favorite food places I ate at while I was here and with that…it’s breakfast time. Time to go =) Hopefully I can get down to the Notting Hill Carnival today!
Yesterday, it was one year since my first day of culinary school. I had to stop and have a think because it’s really amazing to see the personal and professional progress that I’ve made in that year. In fact, when I look over my class - AOS 15! - we’ve all grown by leaps and bounds.
A year ago, it was my first time moving away from home. I was 26 and by all accounts a late bloomer. Happily plugging away at Apple as a Genius, cooking and catering through the week. I remember the night before class, driving my mom and Kalei back to the airport and crying at the toll bridge to come home…and subsequently getting into an accident, LOL. And pretty much playing Angry Birds throughout the entire orientation.
The fact of the matter is that looking back, I’ve done everything I’ve set my mind to. Going to school, learning as much as I can, moving to London for externship. I’ve surprised myself at what I can do when I really put my mind to it. There is so much more good things coming…I can’t wait!
Mostly though, again thanks to my merry band of cheerleaders. Everyone who ever bought a pie or a cake from my crazy 16 year old self to now, you helped fuel the dream to becoming a reality. Some of you…I will NEVER forget how supportive you’ve been. I love you.
7 days until I land my happy little self at LAX. Again, I’m gonna miss London but the next adventure is already started and I can’t wait to see what the next year brings for me and my family!