Oops, been a while! Got a bit lax already. Poor.
Work first; I spoke to my boss last week about my return to work at the start of April. Good news – they have a branch for me, one they’ve kept knowing I’m coming back. Bad news – it’s on the other side of the city. By quite a long way. It’s going to be about an hour and a quarter each way. I struggle with the idea that there’ll be two and a half hours a day that I’m not being paid for, but nor am I spending it with TWM and hubbie. I’m trying to see it as a positive – some wake-up / wind-down time to myself each day. I need to see it as a positive, since I have to go back to work, like it or not. I also have a small issue round needing space to express milk each day, which I am not sure they will be able to provide. At the moment I think I will go back to work and then raise the issues with my new boss on a work-life balance platform. That way I show that I am willing to be there and work hard before getting bolshy!
At the weekend I made my first attempt at something from the Hummingbird Bakery cookbook which I received as a Secret Santa pressie. My first one creation was Red Velvet cupcakes, and they went down a treat!
I am planning to try another recipe from the book in the next few days – I have all the ingredients now, it would be rude not to!