Sunday, July 3, 2016

and then this thing happened.........

I haven't been blogging lately.

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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  1. Wow! That's massive! I'm so pleased everything is moving in such a positive direction for you. Let us know when/if you do a facebook page etc for your business so we can share the heck out of it for you. Big love x

  2. While there is no doubt this hasn't been an easy time for you and your family, I am in awe at how you're turning this around to create opportunities for yourself. As Tanya mentioned, definitely share when your cafe is ready/open. Would love to drop in and discover what's on the menu.

  3. Heart felt blessings to you and your children. Stay focussed and driven; all will work out for you. Life rarely works out the way we imagine it will, but it does "work out". Whenever l get to the US l promise to drop by for tea and biscuits.

  4. You have been going through so much, I wish you the best success with everything new in life. The café will be awesome because YOU are awesome!

  5. Big hugs to you during this difficult time. We will all be here waiting for your next amazing project. Take time to be with your kids and treasure every moment.

  6. oh Linda! life is crazy unpredictable...that door you opened sounds like a beautiful one. i wish you all the best and am sure your kids are seeing you in a wonderful new light! XO

  7. Linda, You have always been a favorite of mine and I sure do admire you! I have no doubt your cafe will be a success and your new home will be filled with love and all things beautiful! With love and a big hug, Sue

  8. Dear Linda, I'm so sorry for what you've gone through. Just devastating! May you and your children continue to heal as you work toward your new venture! I can't wait to hear all about it!! Big hugs!! Jina

  9. Sending love and hugs to you and your children. Thanks for sharing, looking forward to seeing you again on here when you're ready x

  10. My heart goes out to you and the children. Thanks for sharing. Looking foward to new posts when you can.