Thoughout my life I know I have made my parents proud on many occasions. However I cannot remember a time I felt overwhelmed by this feeling towards them... until last week.
Introducing Heathercreech Kitchen, my mums little delicious project. This is something completely new for my family, and super duper exciting. I went home for the grand opening of this adorable little bakery/sandwich shop last week. The day before was spent decorating, sorting, emergency trips to the shops (x2), prettying, baking, stressing and singing- we stayed there till midnight, and had to be up at 4am the following day to prepare for the day!
Here is a little example of some emergency decorating because there was no time for painting! Pretty wallpaper and cute pictures.
There was sandwiches, cakes, pastries, hot pies & pasties galore. I admit I am biased but everything was absolutely scrummy. I can highly recommend a prawn salad roll followed by a large slice of homemade carrot cake. Mmmm.
I posted this picture on my Facebook and now everyone cannot stop telling me how much I look like my dad, however I am not sure this is a good thing, he is a man after all!
I am so glad I could make it home for the two days. The tiredness and stress were so worth it. My parents received so much help and support from their friends, they definitely could not have opened without them. A huge huge huge thank you to the friend who stayed all night and still came back at 6am to make a bucket of coleslaw in the morning. The friend who stood in the sink and washed up the chaos for 3 hours straight. The friends who arrived before the shop opened just to be there and take pictures which they made into an adorable photo album which made my mum cry. The friends that popped in just to say hello. The people that brought good luck cards who we hardly knew. Thanks for the smiles worn by all throughout the day.
Congratulations moi and dad. I couldn't be prouder. Good luck.