Sunday, August 18, 2013

Spending spree / new life

Hi again. 

Long time, no post. I'm now on the other side of the pond in Bristol, England. So far my only baking has been 2 batches of cupcakes (man oh man is the butter different, my buttercreams have been so soft). I think they have more fat in it. So yes, lots to test out and in my teeny kitchen - but I will tackle that in my next post.

So while I've been getting settled and following all kinds of Bristol/UK people on twitter to find out the goings on over here, I found out about Britmums. Makes sense since I'm at least an hono(u)rary Brit now and a Mum (Mom).

So Britmums has a new challenge with The National Lottery to show how we would spend £20,000. Since we've cashed in our life savings to move here and be closer to my husband's side, with £20,000, I could start my cupcake truck here.

First, I would book us all a trip back to Cincinnati for Christmas though. I've never not spent one with my family. EVER. And I miss them a lot!

Then, I'd put maybe £5,000 aside for a rainy day, because a nest egg is nice.
And ours is gone.

And finally, the rest would go towards my cupcake truck/American sweets truck dream. Ideally it would be as American as an Airstream (we toured the Ohio factory before we moved to England, amazing), but they are very expensive! Now Austin, Texas has one but I'm quite sure England does not.

I've been to Bristol foodie shows and scoured the internet and sampled the products here. I do think there is a place for me, and I KNOW my stuff tastes better & is fresher. Plus I think my American accent (charm) might just help sell my delicious treats.

The dream is just waiting for me...

This post is an entry for BritMums #Spend20K Challenge sponsored by The National Lottery, with more ways to win more money on the new Lotto game. Find out more about new Lotto, which starts in October, here –

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