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Autumn Sunrise and a Surprise

Another beautiful autumn sunrise this morning. Every day I see these balloons, I remind myself that one day I want to take a trip and see the city from the quiet spot in a balloon. One day....


Sunrise from my balcony
And on another sunny note - drum roll please............. I have a new job!! Yippee. A wonderful moment happened on my birthday Friday where I got a call to say all the hard work and effort I put in applying and interviewing have paid off. Woo Hoo. So it was double celebration with toasts for me and my new role. More details on that to come as I draw closer to my start date.
Needless to say a weight has been lifted and I feel that I am moving forward rather than treading water. A feel some baking coming on to celebrate.
Hope you are having a wonderful morning.
xxx

Inspiration

Having made some personal revelations and making a commitment to myself I realised that I have been find inspiration from movies and TV Shows for awhile. It was only today as I reflected on my recent thoughts and journey that my TV and Movie viewing has been telling me something even when I wasn't really aware of it myself.

My favourite DVD's that I have been watching lately
When I looked deeper into he plots and characters I realised a few things.
The Good Wife - Strong lead female character Alicia who develops from the tragedy that was her marriage plastered across the front pages to a powerhouse of her own choosingNo Reservations - About cooking and following your passions and opening your heartBurlesque - Escaping your past and following your dreams. Getting back up when it gets tough and believing in yourself.Julie & Julia - Following your passion for cooking and blogging. Having dreams and doing what you can to achieve them, no matter how long it takesUnder The Tuscan S…

February & March in Review

As I noticed last week, the last few months of craziness in trying to get another full time job have taken a toll on me and it is to baking and cooking that I have turned. See what you think of the last two months as I share some of the photos.

Man and his fire
Clouds from the balcony
My mum's version of hedgehog - Plonky Square
Pork and Apple Sausage Rolls
Lemon Cupcakes with Mascarpone Icing
My first attempt at honeycomb
Lake Eildon
My new favourites - Brownie Cookies with Peanut Butter Icing
Balloon flights at sunrise from my balcony
Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes - Heaven
Balloon over the Yarra River at sunrise
Beef pie with parmesan crust
Roses at St Patrick's Cathederal
My first batch of Hot Cross Buns
White Chocolate and Macadamia Cookies
Here's to another month of baking and cooking.

Ramblings and Baking

It seems that every time I sit down to write an update or post that so much time has past since the last one. How does that happen?? At least I am consistently inconsistent. :)

February and March both flew by with me taking on some temporary work alongside looking for a new role. This has seen me work a full week plus find time to write applications and attend many interviews. While friends say I should be positive about the fact that I am getting lots of interviews and many 2nd interviews, I have to admit to it being rather draining to be switched on so often. The constant selling of my skills and trying to read between the lines and figure out what the recruiter/HR team are really looking for is taking its toll on me. Why do people ask such inane questions and how do these really showcase whether I can do the job or not?


It's also rather demoralising to come 2nd so many times. I have lost count in the last 8 weeks how many roles I have applied for and how many I have been the seco…