It's been a while since I've blogged here at Lydia Bakes and a lot has been going on for me. Thank you so much for your patience, I think this is just one of those times. There's so much to fill you all in on...
The last little bit of news I have to share may come as a bit of a shock to some of you. It turns out I have Coeliac Disease, which is gluten intolerance. I decided that 2014 was the year to take a good look at my health and finally make some changes so asked for a bunch of allergy tests at the doctors. Along with gluten I actually found out I'm allergic to cats (don't worry that won't change anything!), wheat, mould, dust mites and peanuts! The process has been a very slow one, from getting the blood test to waiting for an endoscopy at the hospital for over two months.
Although I never thought I had any of the symptoms, I always had a suspicion about Coeliac Disease as my mum has it. It wasn't until after the blood tests came back positive that I started realising that sore stomachs and the rest of it weren't 'normal' for everyone else! I'm not worried at all about going gluten free, in fact the only thing I'm worried about is that my lovely followers will desert me! (please don't). I know gluten free baking is going to bring with it it's own challenges but I'm still keen to give it a go and there will always be cakes to decorate, whether they are recipes with gluten or without.
So again, thank you so much for your patience and your support while I've been on this rollercoaster of a ride! I'm looking forward to sharing recipes and experimental baking ideas once again!