Tuesday, 20 April 2010

No photos, just me!

Hello folks, long time no speak. Me that is, not you. I still manage to find some time to read all of my favourite blogs,(even if I haven't been very good and left a comment!) but somehow the inspiration hasn't been there for me personally to write a post. Not sure why, no great reasons behind it...just...normal life I suppose.

I got a bit tired of logging on and seeing those gingerbread men below though-the ones from Christmas 2009! and now here we are, Spring (ish) 2010, and I have had so many lovely messages from lots and lots of you asking if I am still alive, and Yes, I am! Hurrah!

We have had the usual frantic few months here in the Cotswolds, with things going very well indeed at the cafe, I am pleased to say. Lovely bloggers still keep coming in, and I am always so very touched that they have made the effort...despite the fact that I never seem to have time to do anything other than shriek in surprise and dump a cappuccino in front of them before serving the masses.

We are open 7 days a week now, which may seem like madness, but it does mean that I have a WHOLE weekend off every now and again, which is hugely exciting. Lots of camping trips during the summer months, is the plan. And perhaps some sitting in the garden with a good book and enjoying the sunshine with a glass of pimms to hand. That would be splendid.

So, if you're reading this, and are still with me, then Hello! I will try harder, promise. And I will write again before another quarter of a year passes, promise. And I will share some FABULOUS new cake recipes as well. Promise.
Bye for now.....


driftwood said...

hey, hurray, lovely to hear from you. glad all is well, take care, and don't be too long with that recipe now you've promised us. xxxxx

dottycookie said...

Hello, hello! Glad to hear you're well and everything's going well. I was thinking about you only this morning as I was planting seeds in the garden and getting ready to do some digging - and thinking about your yummy cake pictures!

Vintage Amethyst said...

Aahhh hallo hunny bun.
So lovely to hear from you.
So glad to hear everything is going great for you, you sound terribly busy.
Looking forward to lots more posts, yes especially the cake ones! Tee hee.
Sending you lots of love

Lisa said...

How lovely to read a post from you!
So very glad that the cafe business is going so well. Hope the summer is full of camping and sunshine for you!
Was there a mention of cake????
Lisa x

Dragonfly said...

Hello Love!
So glad all is going well!
We were in Cheltenham a few weeks ago and were going to visit but I wasn't feeling well so spent the afternoon in bed. And no, it wasn't excess of wine!
I always think of you when I make my biscotti...which reminds me, my jar is almost empty...

The Girl said...

Excellent!! I couldn't believe my eyes when google reader told me you'd written a post!

Glad things are going well - lets hear it for 7 days a week!

Pinkie Cupcake said...

Hey! Lovely to 'see' you. S xx

Cowboys and Custard said...

Hello you young whipper snapper you!
So lovely to hear from you Anna.. and totally totally empathise with the lack of blogging impetus!
I am sure you have been making good use of your time and how are your super deluxe cake recipes coming on?
Will email you soon and speak in longer sentences.
Much love
Custardo xxx

Smiffy's Blog said...

Pleased to hear that you are still alive and kicking ! Sue x

Jill said...

Lovely to have a blog from you, I know what you mean about life taking over, sometimes it just does! Look forward to some recipes from you.

Anonymous said...

I found you via Rosie, and was made curious by the fact that you don't use photos either. Not many people just have the written word do they, and there are some beautifully illustrated blogs out there. But I like to think words speak for themselves, and it is more of a challenge to illustrate something with words and not images. OK it's because I am lazy and can't be bothered to do photos.... you sound to have a lovely life, just add a bookshop to the cafe and it would be one of my dreams.
Maggie at laburnumcottage.blogspot.com

Sian said...

Ooo, cake?!? I will just sit here and wait patiently....

You may be tired of them but I think the gingerbread men look lovely!

mollycupcakes said...

hello lovely girlie,
it's so good to hear from you.
thank you so much the twitter lol i such a wally not knowing it was lovely you lol
i will promise to send some pegs very soon but as you know i'm 3 weeks away now from the wedding and little things are just starting to stress me, like family members getting cross cos they've not got their invite yet sigh! not my fault i've been given the wrong flaming address lol
but heyho it's all going to be good in the end, just sorting the gazebo argh! it's got to be white lol lol
enough of that, hope your stil well and sorry it's been ages since we last came up.
Will try for sometime this year.
until then lots of love,
Catherine x