This year I seem to be challenging myself that little bit more. It may have started with holding a 6 foot python at work one day and being terrified as it wrapped itself around my legs and neck, or possibly from forcing myself on to a fairground ride at The Hoppings despite my ridiculous travel sickness, that throws you upside down, over and over again…
The idea came to me one metro ride to work. I love eating, baking and travelling. Why not combine them all and challenge myself to baking and blogging eighty things from around the world? I began that day and it started to consume my mind completely.
A few years ago I took a sabbatical and went on a fantastic round the World adventure, starting in China, then moving on to Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, California and Canada. Since then I’ve tried to visit a new country every year, with Morocco a couple of years ago then, last year, it was Japan and this year popped back to Australia for a few weeks.
There’s a few holidays that I had too when I was younger, with Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus and America. Everywhere I’ve been to has had amazing food. Now to recreate the best bits in the comfort of my own home, improvising and learning (a lot of) new things along the way!
Love your blog idea! I’m also trying to eat my way around the world. This July it’ll be Iceland. Keeping fingers crossed for Finland next year! Look forward to seeing more recipes!
Brilliant! Love your blog too! I look forward to reading all about your travel eating! 🙂
Just found your blog through Choc Chip Uru’s site…love this! Such a cool idea!
Thank you so much for visiting! I’m so pleased you like my blog. Your blog is fabulous!! x
Did you have time to check the “rugbroed”-recipe? I am so excited to get your opinion. :-). Have a nice weekend!
Hello! I’m excited to read your recipe. Thanks so much for sharing it! I’ll be in touch
Hi Lauren, just found your blog via Gourmandize. I had my recipe as No1 yesterday. I love your idea for the blog. Your baking skills are superb, very inspiring. I think you’re the first blogger i’ve found from my native Geordie land too!
Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. I’m so pleased you like my blog. I’m really enjoying the adventure. Hope you enjoy it to. Only 29 bakes left to go now! Your comment had really made my day! Thank you it means so much. I’m going to pop over to your recipe for a sneaky peek too. Always lovely to meet a fellow northerner!
I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award, give it a visit here:
http://helenasbistro.wordpress.com/2013/09/30/liebster-award/ 🙂 x
Thanks so much for nominating me for the Liebster Award! I’m over the moon that you stumbled across my blog and have enjoyed reading it! Your blog is brilliant!! Thanks again so very much appreciated x x x
Hey Lauren I have nominated you for the Liebster Award please see http://chinskitchen.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/awards-liebster-award/. Keep up the great work x
Thanks so much! (sorry for my very late reply I missed your comment!) I really appreciate your nomination! I have participated in the Liebster Award before https://aroundtheworldin80bakes.com/2011/10/18/liebster-blog-award-nomination-for-around-the-world-in-eighty-bakes/ I will be sure to update it asap and add you in too. I love your blog! Keep up the wonderful blogging and tweeting. Thanks again! xx
p.s. Thank you so much again. I’m very honoured! Just added a little something about you and your blog here! https://aroundtheworldin80bakes.com/2011/10/18/liebster-blog-award-nomination-for-around-the-world-in-eighty-bakes/