It would be right to state that it has taken me a while to figure out what I REALLY want to do with my time and my life and when I say ‘a while’ I mean 37 years of my life! And am I glad I have figured this out however long it has taken.
For the first time in my life I consider my ‘work’ fun, exciting, interesting and most importantly engaging.
I set up my home based Indian cookery school a year ago never once believing it would be so well received, that there would be people out there rearing to learn proper home made Indian food, all from scratch, right down to the spices used, that my cookery classes would be a great way to get not only family and friends together but people who may have never met each other before, all sharing the same passion for authentic Indian food, learning and having fun at the same time. I have been truly bowled over by their passion for simple, honest and yet delicious Indian food.
Having successfully run classes for more than 100 participants, with every participant review being an outstanding one (so far!), I feel I am on the right track. There is one person in my life without whom all this would not exist, in fact, it would be unimaginable, unachievable really and that’s my husband, my strongest supporter and confidant, encouraging me all the way through. I owe him a MASSIVE thank you!
I decided to write this just as I received this lovely review from one of my participants today – I guess the blog is an acknowledgement that I am having fun, that I am happy with and grateful for what I am doing now and that I owe it to my family and friends, especially my husband!
“I recently attended a private cooking session with my mum as a birthday treat. I can’t recommend Jaya enough, she is incredibly knowledgable and a very good teacher! The food we cooked was amazing, and all our family enjoyed trying the food once we got home! We will definitely be recreating the dishes at home soon and hope to attend some more of the classes Jaya runs! The classes are extremely well thought out and run in a relaxed “at home” setting. Thank you so much Jaya xx – Lois Brown