First of all, please let me begin by thanking you for all of the lovely messages of support and the well wishes that you have sent our way since last week’s blog post, Moving Back In With Mum – a bit of a life update…
The response was completely unexpected and it was incredibly touching to be reminded that, although we may currently be locked away in isolation, we are certainly not alone right now.
I wanted to jump back on to just give you a little bit of a ‘mum update’, as many of you have been in touch to ask how Mummy Baker is doing.
Since we last spoke, she has continued receiving twice daily injections, but as of the latter part of last week, following a visit back to the hospital to meet with the warfarin nurse, she has also started on her new permanent medication regime. Those of you with any experience of warfarin will know that this drug takes a while to get to grips with and, as a result, there have already been the inevitable nose bleeds and suchlike, but she remains in good spirits.
Mummy Baker is also being well-looked after here at home, practically being waited on hand and foot, not to mention served deliciously healthy home-cooked meals each day (which are already working wonders to counteract the effects of the quarantine baking I had been consuming up to now, I have to say!).
It will be a long old road to recovery, but when I think back to where we were a little over a week and-a-half ago and to where we could have ended up, we really do have a lot to be thankful for.
As you will have seen, on Friday (in spite of Mummy Baker’s HORRENDOUS internet connection (I am told that it is a national issue though), I managed to post up this week’s episode of Mr Bakers Cake School – and you really don’t want to know how long that took… If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check it out as you could get your hands on a brand new Kenwood kMix stand mixer!
I am also loving that loads of you are suggesting getting mummy involved in this coming week’s episode. I am not sure if she’ll be up for appearing in person – the Baker family are notoriously camera shy – but I may well let her inspire our weekly project… perhaps some Welsh cakes? Or even a delicious bara brith?
But yes, in all honesty, we are doing well, we have numerous people on hand to offer practical help and support if needed and, up to now at least, are getting on swimmingly… Let’s hope the next ‘mum update’ is equally positive, eh?
Thank you again for all of the incredibly thoughtful messages and comments, which Mummy Baker has been reading too, and please do continue to keep in touch over on social media. All social interaction is very welcome.
And if I don’t speak to you before, I will see you on Friday (subject to the dodgy internet connection playing ball) for another episode of Mr Baker’s Cake School.
Until next time… happy caking!