Inspired by Grace

Upon moving to Devon aged ten, one of the first people I met was a kindred spirit with a love for creativity, music, baking, and above all — randomness. Throughout our friendship, we went through a number of stages; from cycling across the countryside singing stupid songs and eating a lot of sugar; to eating £1 worth of penny sweets singing in the playground at 2am each time she came to see me; to, by far the longest-lasting tradition, Friday night Chocolate Brownie experimentation time.

On the hunt for a new chocolate brownie recipe every week, having to make important decisions about life, love and the future, and deciding that we didn’t want to be adults, the idea for a cafe on Pluto was born as a result of her applying for a job at the Canadian Muffin Shop (and getting rejected). What would this cafe sell?

Grace outside the Canadian Muffin Shop (Copyright Corrie B)

Plutonium Muffins, clearly.

I’ve had to move on from this rather exciting dream of a suitable way to escape the harsh realities of real life — but the way I was inspired to embrace life by her and her advice was a large kicker to starting this website. Hopefully, I do her credit!

In memory of Grace, my ‘other’ me, 1989 – 2006.

Lanterns for Grace, 2010 (Copyright John S) Lanterns for Grace, 2010 (Copyright John S)

Lanterns for Grace 2010 (Copyright John S)


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3 Responses to Inspired by Grace

  1. Faye says:

    This gave me shivers. I didn’t know Grace but she often pops into my head. Love your blog. LOVE it!

  2. Jefferyfow says:

    Hey there would you mind letting me know which webhost you’re utilizing????

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