Thursday, December 13, 2012

Back to school...

I thought I was finished with school...I also thought I would never be so excited about going back to school.

Cookery 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.

SQUEAL.

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?

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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!

14 comments:

  1. Congrats L.!I'm delighted for you. Can't wait to hear about your new exciting foodie adventures!
    Bonne chance!

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  2. I can't quite believe it....I'm going to cookery school! Eeeeek! Thank you for your lovely comment. I'll keep you posted on all the culinary blood, sweat and icing!

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  3. Good on Ya missus :D Takes guts to change the whole direction of your life - sounds like you made a bloody good decision :D

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  4. Thanks Tash, really appreciate that. It's exciting but oh so scary at the same time.....but I can't wait!

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  5. Well done L.!! It's so fantastic, I am really looking forward to hear about your adventures there! And it is so wonderful you got so much support from your loved ones :) Bravo!!

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    1. Merci Yolène! Lots of adventures to follow.....I'll be updating when I'm not cooking :-) Exciting times.

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  6. All the very best, Laoise, you will be brilliant, enjoy every minute :)

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    1. Thanks Colette! I'm excited and nervous...but mainly excited. I'll enjoy every minute and second :-)

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  7. That is fantastic news Laoise. Delighted for you. You'd better keep on blogging through and take loads of pics!!! ;-)

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    1. Thanks so much Caitriona. Only a few more weeks for me to wait! Ooooh you know me, will be taking plenty of pics :-)

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  8. Only getting a chance to read your post! Delighted for you. You'll be great!

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  9. Merci beaucoup Peggy! Promise to keep you updated on the good, the bad and the ugly!

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  10. That's fantastic news Laoise! Hope it will be as exciting and awesome as it sounds!!

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  11. Thanks Edith! Hope college is going well and looking forward to reading your new posts :-)

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