How are you? No recipe today, just some news.
Well, it’s obvious I am taking a break from baking and posting. At first I thought I did not have to talk about it. Τhen some friends asked me if I had completely stopped blogging and I changed my mind. I am in the middle of a pregnancy situation guys :-). I am now officially 4 months pregnant so I think it’s safe to share.
When this year started I made a detailed baking and posting plan. My blogging goals for the year included posting at least once a weak and create content for special holidays. But then we learned about the pregnancy and soon after I developed a serious food and smell aversion. Also, some small issues keep me in bed almost all day long.
Just like that, plans changed and blogging was left behind. As people who have been following the blog for a while already know, I started baking in a very difficult period in my life and having a hobby like that kept me “alive” and active for a long time. Winning the Best Baking Award a few months ago was something I had never imagined happening but it did and it made me feel good because this blog is not only about creating new content in order to gain more readers, it’s about sharing loved recipes with people. Recipes I love and make me feel good, along with details I find important for baking success. I would really love to know that I was able to successfully guide a novice in his first baking journey.
This blog is not a job for me, it’s a hobby and as much as I love it, sometimes I just have to take some time off because I may feel tired or maybe other things make more sense to me at the time (like pinning nursery photos and watching pregnancy vlogs) or simply because I am not physically in the position to do so (like when I have to lay down almost all day long or when I just hate watching, smelling or eating food).
I rambled a bit I know. Well, I wanted to share my thoughts with you. So, the answer to my friends is no. I haven’t stopped blogging, I am just taking some time off. I have some post ideas for the next month and I will try my best to get into the kitchen soon. By the way, when I can’t stay up for long I am cooking while sitting on an office chair. These wheels take me from the kitchen table to the pan cupboard and back to the oven in no time!
I won’t bore you with pregnancy details but I want to tell you that pregnant women do not lie when they talk about wanting to eat certain stuff. I, for instance, when I was younger, loved desserts and chocolate. I would stay without food all day long but I had to eat at least one chocolate bar. After let’s say the age of 25, when some sense came into me, I stopped eating many sweets because I just knew it was not good for me, but still I was struggling to do so. Now, let me tell you the weird thing: I do not like chocolate and I certainly do not crave desserts. Do you know what I crave? Broccoli. Last week I ate two broccolis, which was actually more than the amount I have eaten in a lifetime, and wait…I had to force myself to stop. What is happening people????
Finally, some words for the bilingual plugin.
A few days back I activated the language selector button that you can now find on the upper right side of the blog. You can switch from English to Greek by using the language selector. Also, at the end of each post there is a link to its translated version. Not all older posts are translated in Greek but I am working on it.
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