I thought I was finished with school...I also thought I would never be so excited about going back to school.
In a couple of weeks I'm starting a full time diploma in the Leiths School of Food and Wine.
Excuse me while I jump up and down and scream here.
OK, all done. That's the toned down version of how I'm feeling.
I'm nine parts ecstatic whisked in with one part oh-my-god-am-I-really-doing-this, sprinkled with a little hell-yes-I'm-doing-this.
So the knives have been ordered, chef's jacket, safety trainers and an interesting set of equipment including a trussing needle and a few other things I'm going to have to Google. Plus lots of those blue plasters. Lots. I can be
a little very clumsy.
Mr. Moustache had one vital question: 'Do I get to eat the food?'.
He does. He's happy.
His gourmet guinea pig role begins on 2 January 2013. I can't wait...now where did I put that trussing needle?
Mr. Moustache if you're reading this (and you'd better be!) thank you for believing in me and helping me to live my dream Xxx.
A couple of months ago I wrote about how I ended up on this crazy journey:
"So a deep breath and time to finally say it out. My name's Laoise and I used to be a HR Manager. I've always had a dream I've been too scared to follow. Last year my dad became critically ill and after the most terrifying rollercoaster survived. The cliché that life's too short suddenly rang sharply true. I could have stayed where I was, keep being sucessful at it and ignore that niggling voice telling me this isn't what it's meant to be about. That little voice started shouting. Now I'm here in my own scary-exciting adventure not knowing where it's going to end up.
Following your dream is a beautiful thing. But it can also be like slowly peeling off a plaster as you wince with the pain of rejection. It makes you want to curl up into a little ball. Cover your face. Hide. Then slap yourself back into reality and tell yourself forget it. But then sometimes something happens that makes you go on."
Time to begin the next chapter. Let's go!