What a week.

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...


  1. Anonymous25.9.09

    I'm so sorry - I hope next week brings better tidings, I'm really glad your business is picking up, and I'm sure if our worlds could be fixed by cake, yours would be!
    Rosie of BooksAndBakes

  2. Anonymous26.9.09

    Great to hear the business is doing so well but so sorry to hear about your brother. Glad he's a fighter. Wishing him a full and speedy recovery and big hugs to you, xxx

  3. Hi Liana, sorry to hear about your brother. How is he doing now? Any time you need to talk, you can get my email from the privacy policy part of my blog.

    Take care


  4. Hi Liana

    I hope your brother makes a full recovery as soon as possible. Keep strong, sounds like you are both great fighters x

  5. Thanks all for the comforting words - this week is quite important on his road to recoverey so we are keeping everything crossed x

  6. So sorry to hear your scary news. I hope he heals quickly.

  7. I hope everything's going OK Liana, we've got our fingers crossed