Well, hello again! You may have been wondering where the heck I’ve been the past three months…

In April I received a wonderful opportunity to do a little pastry chef gig on a luxury cruise ship and, jumping eagerly at any chance to travel (and make pastry at the same time!), I boarded my ship in Dubai, continued around the Arabian peninsula, the Red Sea, Egypt and into the Mediterranean.

I embarked with every intention of continuing to post while at sea, only to find myself working a very intense schedule for seven days a week with no days off. While no stranger to hard work, it took some getting used to the new aspects and unique demands of working on board a ship. I quickly became clear that anything not directly related to work or sleep had to take a back seat for a while.

It was a wonderful, challenging and unique experience. I learned a lot, met many amazing people and visited places I’ve only dreamt about. I write to you now – feet firmly back on terra firma – with many new posts of my experiences percolating and I look forward to sharing them with you in the coming days.

See you soon – A bientot!