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So this week had some emotional high and lows, but what I really want to discuss with you is the recent Bake Off news. When it was announced on Monday that Bake Off was moving to Channel 4, I was outraged. It’s a British institution; it belongs on the BBC. (“It belongs in a museum!” – name that quote.) I turned to Sam then and there and said, “This will be the end of Bake Off. They’ll lose all the cast.” 

And like a terrible Cassandra, my prediction came true. Hot on the tails of the moving announcement, Mel and Sue announced that they will not go with the show in it’s move. I would be shocked if Mary and Paul stayed on. I think I can safely say that my dream of ever being on Bake Off is now over. 

But on to happier things:

>>> Sam and I received the “Thank You” cards that we ordered for the wedding and got them almost all done and posted. It feels odd to almost be done with the last bit of wedding admin. 

>>> I set myself the slightly tedious, but oh-so-glad-I-did task of putting all the cards we received into a wedding album. We had a nice time flipping through it and reading people’s lovely cards again. 

>>> My glasses were mysteriously broken this week. I saw Sam sit on them, he says I did; regardless, it’s an excuse to get some new glasses (of a prescription negative a million as I’m blind as a bat) which I probably needed anyways. I’m still wearing the old pair, with the right-side arm held on with tape. 

>>> Val  is still in Bake Off, which is something to celebrate! 

>>> George Northwood regrammed one of my photos this week and gave me a compliment. I 100% know that he compliments everyone he interacts with on instagram, but it felt fab to get some attention from Alexa Chung’s hairstylist. 

>>> It feels good to have the cat out of the bag about our move. It’s something we’ve been thinking seriously about since this time last year, but decided to put off till after the wedding. 

>>>I had my last day at work yesterday. It felt really surreal to be done with something that’s occupied a lot of my thoughts for the past few years. In fact, I don’t really feel like I am done.

>>> The girls at the office took me out to a lovely lunch at Franco Manca and bought me some sweet going-away gifts. It was a wonderful last day, and I’m not ashamed of the fact that I shed a tear or two. 

>>> Sam surprised me with flowers and bubbles when I got home in honour of my last day as well. 

>>> Next week, Sam and I are up North viewing flats, so all of a sudden everything gets very real, very quickly! But for this weekend, we just have a moment to catch our breaths. 

What are you up to this weekend? 

PS- it’s 100 days till Christmas… ! 

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  • Just saw the news about your move! Sad you’ll be leaving London, but it sounds like a great decision for you both. Good luck with it! I am very sad about the Bake Off news too πŸ™ xxx

  • Oh wow so you’ll be heading North out of London? Any idea where yet? Tell me about Bake Off too, the number of people that have said “you should so apply for it next year…” Doesn’t look like that’s going to happen now…! Sad that it was your last day, but hey, onto a brand new exciting chapter! Alice xxx


    • We have a good idea of where we’ll be, but we’ve kept tight-lipped on it, just in case the situation changes. We’re viewing flats next week, so hopefully, it might be finalised then.

      I’m so gutted about Bake Off! It will just never be the same again…. It feels silly to be so upset about a TV show, but I totally was.

      And now the job search commences as well! x

      • Oooh that’s exciting though! Hopefully you find somewhere you absolutely love! I am pretty miffed about it too, I was genuinely thingking about applying this year, but alas probably not now! Don’t want to be on the year that everyone hates it, and with no Mel and sue, what even is Bake Off?! xxx

        • I feel similarly. I might still apply if Paul and Mary announce that they are moving with the show, but no Paul and Mary?! Forget about it! I probably wouldn’t even watch it without them! x

          • So true! If they have announced it yet, I don’t know when they will. Fingers crossed. Who would present it without them though?! xxx

  • What are those little mice? They’re so adorable!

    Noo… don’t tell me that about Christmas! I have so many cards to stitch! *Panic*

    • They are chocolate mice and were as tasty and they were cute.

      Isn’t it insane that Christmas is that close?! I just can’t believe it either! x

  • Good luck checking out new apartments! I bet that will be fun πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Elizabeth! I think it’ll be fun. I’d I feel so much more settled when we know for sure where exactly we’ll be living. xx

  • I am so happy to have chanced upon your blog Amanda, it’s stunning! I was just having a good ‘ol scroll through my bloglovin’ feed and spotted the interview you did with A Cup of Creative. I know that there weren’t a lot of instances in which we chatted while I was doing my internship this summer, but I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work! I had the best summer of my life as a result, and it makes me so happy and excited for you to read about your future plans πŸ™‚

    All the best,



    • Ah, Carina! Thank you so much for your kind words! I didn’t know that you were a fellow blogger. I’ll have to have a good old stalk of your blog now. (Stephie’s blog is lovely!) I know the future will continue to bring you exciting things. Thanks for your positivity and openness this summer. xx

  • I am still processing bake off news, the rest of this series will be so bitter sweet to watch! It must feel so good to finally putting the northern wheels in motion! Excited to see where you end up and what you end up doing! Stephie xx


    • It feels like such a relief to a) be able to actually talk about it and b) that it is actually happening. It’s something that we’ve talked about for nearly a year now, but decided to postpone all decisions till after the wedding. Thank you so much! xx

  • Way to go with doing the thank yous already!

    • I’m so glad to have it done now – it was weighing a bit heavily on my mind, to be honest! x

  • I’ve just found your blog Amanda and I’m hooked! Good luck with your new move. I actually think that Paul and Mary might move with Channel 4….they seem to have kept schtum so far which does make me wonder. Also Val is just too entertaining so I think she’ll stay a while longer, having said that I’ve only watched up to episode 3 so ignore that if she got booted in episode 4! Maggie xx

    • Thank you so much, Maggie! Here’s to hoping they stay- it would be terrible to lose them! xx

  • So I know nothing about the Bake Off expect from what I see on your blog and twitter … but so sorry for your loss :/

    • Haha, thanks Nicole! On the grand scheme of social injustice it ranks about negative a million in importance, but I am sad to see the end of one of my favourite shows! x

  • I cannot believe you are already counting down the days until Christmas