Why Serendipity? Well, firstly it is a film that my wife and I like very much. Secondly, Serendipity means a “happy accident” or “pleasant surprise”; a fortunate mistake. Specifically, the accident of finding something good or useful while not specifically searching for it. That is my intention with my site and hopefully soon, my cafe. I want people to find something they didn’t know they were looking for.

This site is still very much in it’s infancy, but I hope to quickly start sharing some recipes and thoughts.

And what about me? I am a necessary evil in this creation. My name is Mike Hayward. I’m on a downward spiral to late middle-aged and still haven’t realised my dream. In my childhood I had always wanted to run a pub. That fell by the wayside when I was old enough to start frequenting pubs. So I drifted, and so far I have done most jobs, albeit some very briefly. I am currently unhappily employed as an IT technical manager for the last so many years. It’s a great place to re-evaluate and take stock. I now see my path, I just need to jump onto it. Thing is, that sort of jump takes money…