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The end of one chapter; the start of a new one

A little over 18 months ago I started a new job.  2 months into the role the entire team I had joined  had quit; I tried not to take it personally.  It took 6 weeks to get anyone to speak … Continue reading

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The Secret Baker retires

After a year of baking for the office every month, I’ve now retired as the Secret Baker.  There are a number of reasons for this: My original plan last December was to get people smiling and talking to each other.  I’m sure … Continue reading

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Photos of different shapes sizes and topics :o)

I’ve done that thing again where I’ve taken photos with the intention of writing a blog post and never actually got round to the writing.  So they don’t go completely to waste, here we have: A terrifying insight into the … Continue reading

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Pog Pictures

I just wrote a whole post, went to press publish and….my laptop died.  Taking it as a sign that either it a) was not worth reading or 2) my laptop and I need a break, here are a few photos … Continue reading

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The importance of cake and some alternative makingness

Between breaking and fixing my toilet and having cameras inserted places I’d rather they haven’t been, I’ve got a bit of makingness done too.  I’ve finished crocheting two Christmas presents (and am now trying to design a pattern for a … Continue reading

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Smiley post it notes

I’m not keen on cleaning.  My weekend is too precious to me to spend a few hours making Pog Towers a shiny place.  I’m also pretty terrible at it.  By happy coincidence, both my sisters are amazing cleaners and for … Continue reading

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How to make a Secret Baker smile

The loveliest thing happened yesterday.  After traipsing to work with four trays of Sticky Bicky Cake (a delicious gooey refrigerator cake that my best friend’s mum used to make when we were kids), that weighed more than my rucksack (and … Continue reading

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Training the neighbours…

My neighbours can be a bit of a challenge.  No, that is work language (see how they have trained me?!).  My neighbours are a nightmare.  And the problem is, I’m slightly scared of them and their very large extended family … Continue reading

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Hanging in there with cakes and caterpillars

It was time for a bit of secret bakering on Monday.  My last offering of flapjacks hadn’t seemed too exciting, so I decided to push the boat out and make my Mum’s chocolate spice cake which is a family favourite.  … Continue reading

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Flapjack Fairies

I did some secret bakering at the weekend.  I actually did some the week before, but in the way that I think is probably unique to me, I managed to screw up all five trays of flapjacks that I made. … Continue reading

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