Vanilla cupcake with dark chocolate & mandarin ganache

Last weekend I had the delight of celebrating my 1 year single anniversary. To celebrate I hosted a dinner party for 20 of my nearest and dearest friends to thank them for all of the support and encouragement they have provided me over the past 12 months.

And wow, what a 12 months it has been. It began with many many lows and self doubts but as the year passed on I began to learn that I am alright and it is a wonderful thing to be single and enjoy my own company and push myself in to zones other than just my comfort. I have learnt that I can achieve anything I want, even in the short time of 12 months. I have changed from a pessimist to an optimist, unhealthy to the healthiest I have ever been, not liking myself to loving myself. But most of all I have taken control of my own life and realised that I am the only one that has this control. Other people can influence your life in the ways which you let them but nobody can control your life other than you.

So, to celebrate me I baked myself a little single serve cupcake and had a little sparkle party.