These past 7 days have seen my the highest, and lowest, I have been on a long time. Why I hear you ask? Well come a little closer and I shall fill you in...
Firstly, The Nottingham Evening Post (my local paper) ran a lovely feature about Star Bakery. It was better than I could have hoped for and the journalist was so complimentary about my cupcakes. The article has led to a surge in emails/enquiries and I have had some great orders this week so I have lots to keep me going. This business has always been about having the opportunity to do something I love whilst making people happy and I feel that I am now one step closer to this.
However, instead in basking in the glory of this I was dealing with some devastating news that was delivered to me in the early hours of the Friday before the article came out. My brother had been involved in a very serious car accident and was in critical condition in a hospital 2.5hrs away.
Oh. My. God.
So, as I said - a week of mixed emotions. Throughout the week my brother has gone from being in critical condition to now starting to wake up. Don't get me wrong - his rehabilitation will be long but we now have some hope.
This week has involved travelling/baking/praying/crying/laughing and I had to make the tough decision to carry on with existing orders as I don't think my brother would want us to all put life on hold whilst he gets better. Baking has literally been my therapy this week.
So here I am, baking again and planning my next trip to the hospital. Life doesn't always go the way we expect but luckily for me my little brother is a stubborn old mule :) And for the emergency crews who saved his life - well lets just hope they like cake...