My dear internet (and now real-life) friends. I think I've come to a conclusion.
I like riding bikes.
I don't like feeling like I've got to rush the mixing and quickly shove it in the oven, and then take hurried photos because the light is falling outside and I want the pictures to be good for you. I know that this is self created stress, but I think I want to go back to baking for enjoyment.
Just because I make something and don't share the recipe and photos with everyone, doesn't mean it won't still taste good.
If it wasn't for this blog I would never have met Ana and spent the funnest weekend in Paris with her.
Mitsu and Sasha, or Christina, or Jean, or any of the other lovelies who've stuffed their faces with me.
I wouldn't be about to leave for a trip where I'll be staying with Diana, and hanging out with Cesar, Liz and Aline
I wouldn't have spent countless hours emailing Celine, or meeting Carly in a Canadian airport.
Adeline is even coming to London soon.
So grateful for all of these friendships and people that I would never have met otherwise. Love each and every one of them and am proud to be friends with you all.
Going on a house hunt wouldn't be so fun if not for these people. Looking for houses for sale can be challenging indeed without good company.
I'm so grateful for all the comments and love, all the photos of your baking efforts and the support.
I don't do this lightly.
I've been writing this blog for more than three years and it's definitely brought about some big changes in my life, but I'm ready for the next step.
I'll still be around. You can still email me, or talk to me on twitter. I'll still be baking and might even occasionally share a photo! I'll still be reading and commenting on your blogs, and I'm really glad if you've spent even a fleeting moment on mine.
I'm ready for a winter of Milwaukean friends and family and some Californian sunshine and I'm going to eat, and cook and photograph and it's all going to selfishly be for me. I'm going to leave my camera at home some days and just remember things. And I'm going to be proud of this little bit of internet space that I've been hogging, full of sugar and cinnamon and crumbs.
Lots of love,
Naomi Rose x