I have been busy in my kitchen over the last week – making 400+ gingerbread Christmas trees for concerts, presents and fuddles.
That may seem a lot – but when my baking business, Classy Cupcakes and Posh Patisserie, was in full flow a few years ago this was small fry around this time of the year. It has been fun this year, but I will not be baking professionally again any time soon.
Mind you, I had a great time this September preparing possibly the hardest cake I have ever made for my godson’s wedding. A huge Lego inspired cake! I had to transport it down to Sussex and I remembered that the most stressful time of any bake is the delivery…thankfully this one was OK. Phew!
I took part in a fantasticcally stimulating and confidence boosting Summer School course at Nottingham Trent University last week.
It was run by Cuban born and passionate and compelling Architecture lecturer Carlos Marquez Diaz, who must have been most surprised to see someone like me among the young aspiring architects from around the world.
I was able to sit in my home city for several hours and look and study in a way I have never done before. And it was beautiful – not just the buildings but the people too!
I also loved seeing the city through the eyes of the visiting scholars from China and India and I really enjoyed working in the beautiful location on Maudsley building on the NTU city campus.