Monday, 3 May 2010

The Monday Blues

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my last post about darling Poppy, it nice to know that she has so many fans! Currently she is snoozing and snoring in the Lloyd Loom chair next to mine, being incredibly cute.
It is the May day bank holiday in the UK today so I am very lucky to be at home for another day with Poppy, the cats and the chickens.
I have completely and utterly loved every single minute of my puppy 'maternity' leave that I have been feeling the back to work dread all day. I usually experience the back to work dread on a Sunday afternoon/evening when I realise that the joy of not sitting at a desk and working in an environment that sucks the life out of me is coming to an end. I understand that I am so very lucky to have a job in this current economic climate and I certainly need a job to earn enough pennies to live a nice life, it is just that I dislike the job that I have. My heart lies at home and in my kitchen, and I sincerely hope that with lots of hard work and sheer determination I will be able to make my bakery a success very soon.

To soothe my mind and to lift my spirits I have made a yummy cherry and almond loaf cake and a slice has somehow landed on a plate next to my comforting pint of Clipper tea in one of my favourite Emma Bridgewater mugs!
I am sorry for having a moan, it doesn't happen very often and I actually feel a little better having written about it.
Wishing you all a Monday filled with pinks and not blues
Love Morwenna

12 comments:

  1. Hi Morwenna,
    Think I'm in puppy love everytime I see Poppy. What a lovely little girl to come home to in the evening after work. Soon,I hope, you will be running your own bakery making delicious goodies.The slice of cherry almond cake looks yummy. What a perfect way to cheer yourself up.
    Always my best wishes for you♥

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  2. moan away. You are perfectly entitled to dislike your job. I have hated several of mine with every bone in my body before. The worst had to be at an agricultural magazine. On paper it was the perfect job, and it would have been too, had it not been for the family running it. The job itself was so interesting to do, but the distrust the owners had for the staff was shocking, lots of underhand tactics to 'keep an eye' on everyone that totally demoralised the staff. No surprise that they had such a high staff turnover. I left after just about 6 months (amazed I lasted that long) and have never felt so relieve in all my life. It was also sucking the life out of me, and I had that dread feeling every single morning that I worked there.

    I thank my lucky stars to be a full time mum. I really do know how lucky I am. It's the hardest job I've ever had, with long hours and little pay, but I wouldn't change I think.

    I feel absolutely certain that you will realise your dream, sooner rather than later - not just because I want to order cakes from you! - because you have it in your heart and you WILL do it.

    Poppy Puppy looks so sweet on the Lloyd Loom. Loving your EB mug, is it the full size one?! I love my tea, but I have to have the little mugs. That said, have a couple of the large teacups and I have no probs finshing off my Clipper. Which by the way, is absolutely the best tea around. I used to be a Twinings Only girl, but not any more.

    I've written a novel, time for me to shut my yap and toodle off.
    Have a lovely Monday evening, hope you can forget about the W word until you wake up in the morning.

    xxx

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  3. 'relieved'
    'wouldn't change a think'

    honestly. You'd never know I did proof reading at the agricultural mag!!!!!!

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  4. thing! thing! I wouldn't change a thing!!! Dear God, I'm giving up now. Apologies for being such a total duffer! ;o) xx

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  5. Hope the bakery takes off soon!
    Meanwhile, moan whenever you want to get it out of your chest and enjoy your yummy cake and coffee. Think positive: at least, you come back to a place you love after work.
    Poppy is adorable!
    xo

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  6. Poppy is beyond adorable ♥

    I can relate to you SO much on the desire to be homemaking rather than working a traditional "9-5 job." Although I'm still a student, and only work part-time, I nonetheless know already where my heart is, and that is (like you) in the home.
    I just sincerely hope one day I'll be able to fulfill that for myself.

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  7. Hi Morwenna,

    I enjoyed reading your blog and catching up with you. You feel just as anyone else would feel in your circumstance. It is only normal. Soon you will get used to leaving Poppy & will anticipate the hour you get home to be with her. Don't lose sight of your dream...you WILL have your bakery. I just know it. You have to know it in your heart and see the outcome in your mind. And it will happen!
    BTW, I loved the pics you posted of Poppy, the chickens & your slice of cake and tea. xoxo

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  8. Dearest Morwenna, gorgeous, gorgeous GORGEOUS!!! I could almost squeeze her to death!! That lovely lovely picture of her curled up so happily on the chair...what an ANGEL pup! I found one of my old GNB's (general notebook...from SCHOOL!) at my Mum & Dad's the other day...was full of pictures & messages of love to my old dog, Poppet, when she was a little puppy. I so hated leaving her to go to school. I really know how you feel! Hope that today wasn't too bad . Coming home is even better now though, isn't it?? She will curl up in her basket one day, while you're baking up a storm, as Alice does with me! xoxox Rachel

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  9. Love Poppy and the photos.

    Love,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

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  10. I am 100% sure that you will be living the life of your dreams very soon. Maybe you won't have as much money in the beginning, but you will have a happy heart. Be strong, it's not much longer now!
    Poppy is so beautiful, and I can't wait to meet her.
    xoxoxo

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  11. I think it's quite normal to feel like that and it would be a sour person who would criticise you for saying it. Follow your dream!

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  12. Aahhh Poppy is so so adorable. My in laws used to be Cavalier breeders & show them also. They used to be so cute & cuddly at this age & so funny too with their little jumps & fast runs!
    Thank you for all your lovely messages on Twitter sweetie pie.
    love
    Alison
    x

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