I usually do this thing with one of my best friends, where at the end of each year we analyze the last 12 months. Hopefully, we've tried something new, achieved something we never thought we could or even tried to stick to our resolutions (really, that almost never happens). From my last post, you've probably figured that 2011 has been, well, interesting.
This year has been a crazy ride. Things didn't always turn out the way I had planned, but I guess that's what makes it so interesting.
Some of the happy moments included visiting the El Bulli kitchen and watching my heroes in action (thank you kind folks at Vistabella). Le15 put Mumbai on the macaron map when The Four Seasons listed it amongst the World's Best! We got the opportunity to make cakes for several people that I truly admire and are my role models.
Obviously, things were not always so easy- my plans for the cafe in breach candy fell apart and my heart was broken. Well, life goes on.
So I didn't learn how to drive (it's got to do with my fear of buses!), or learn spanish, or learn how to play the guitar (ok, next year - no resolutions) but I did go 21 days without sugar and caffeine (If I was ever mean to you, it must have been during that period. I apologise. Sugar is back in my system and all is good with the world again), I learnt many many things (hopefully they made me wiser) and most importantly I learnt that you've got to have faith.
My family has a new entrant in the form of our 42 day old puppy and the biggest news this year - A Le15 kiosk in Palladium!
So, here's to new beginnings, to hope and to never giving up. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happier New year!