Mostly because the blog has always been a reflection of what is happening in my life.
And then this thing happened.........last October my husband of 22 years told me out of the blue and without prior warning he had been seeing someone and was moving in with her that night.
At the time I was floored, we had been living together as husband and wife in all ways and I had no idea, it took me a little while to regroup.
I've shared a few posts since then but because I always share what is happening in my life it felt like the elephant in the room I was avoiding.
It's not really something I wanted to put out there because obviously there are children involved and for their sake I try to deal with the situation with as much grace as possible, But it happened, it's part of my life and it is impacting everything I do.
Hugely and in a positive way as I have decided to turn this situation into an opportunity for me to grow and nurture my needs.
If life gives you lemons
I've sold the family house and although I was sad to see my kitchen and craft area go I am looking forward to creating my own new space in the (much smaller) house I am moving into soon.
I've been spending lots of time with my children, which I always did, but there is a sense of calmness that hasn't been there for a while.
And I've bought a cafe just down the road which is truly so exciting for me.
I hope you can understand my past absence as I have spent time looking after my children and myself and I look forward to continue sharing with you my journey. I hope to share the renovation of my new home and my journey at The Biscuit cafe Springwood.
Linda Vandermeer is a blogger, baker, mother, owner of The Biscuit Cafe and author of the children's cookbook Sweets on a Stick: More Than 150 Kid-Friendly Recipes for Cakes, Candies, Cookies, and Pies on the Go! Published in the US in 2011 the book is still available online at Amazon and other online book stores.
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