Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Wordless Wednesday - reminiscing

Going through old pics, I found this one of my little hobbit. Why do they grow so quickly?!?!

Monday, 27 February 2012

Cupcakes and Thermomix

Rose flavoured 'Fairy Princess' cupcakes

I feel like everything has been so busy and spiralling out of control the last few weeks, but now with a couple of big things out of the way, I am hoping to get into a bit of routine and post here at least once a week. 

A few of you said you would be interested in hearing how all the Thermomix stuff goes, so I want to talk about it, but seeing as I have barely talked about Thermomix stuff on my blog before, I am a little hesitant to. I really don't want it to start to seem like a promotional blog. But the reality is that I love my little machine. It makes me happy. It is a big part of my life, that is becoming a more important part of my life due to me becoming a consultant. I am not sure how long I will be a consultant for, but regardless of that, I will still be using my thermomix every day (probably several times a day). So I guess what I want to say, is that this is a little warning, that this blog is potentially going to show a lot of Thermomix recipes from now on, because my blog is about my life. 

I am at the end of my first month of being a consultant. I enjoy doing the demonstrations, although it is a little nerve-wracking. I mainly just get worried that I am going to forget something crucial, but I have done 3 now and have found that they have all gone quite differently but have all been enjoyable, both for me and the guests. A lot of people have heard about Thermomix now, and love the chance to see it in action; and then there are a couple who haven't heard about them and are pretty blown away by what it can do. 

The things that I find really hard are self-promotion (asking people to have demos), following up and asking if they actually want to buy it (this comes down I think to a few things, such as feeling it is wrong to talk about money, and also that people are independent thinkers and if they want to buy then they will let me know, but this isn't how sales works is it?). The final thing I find really hard is follow up phone calls. I have a fear of the phone. I hate phone calls. Full stop. I think I am quite a visual person, and find it really hard when I can't see the face of the person I am talking to. However, I obviously just need to get over myself and make the calls if I am going to make this work. Do other people have this problem, of not liking phones?

The exciting news is that I sold one. It was pretty much in the bag, as the Rocket's Godmother has seen mine over the last couple of months since she moved to Melbourne, and had pretty much decided she was going to get one, regardless of me being a consultant. It was really exciting delivering it to her, and even better to receive her excited texts in the following days saying how much she loves it. For many people (including me) it is life changing, and it is really special to be able to be part of that. 

Anyway, I was going to just do a short post, which this obviously isn't! So I better stop now, and go and do some reading for Law. 

Below are a few pics of some Rose flavoured 'Fairy Princess' cupcakes I made for my little girls 3rd birthday which was just over a week ago. I am going to aim to post the recipe (made in Thermomix) next time. 
Have a lovely week everyone!!

Wednesday, 1 February 2012