I live in Sydney with my hubby and two beautiful girls. Miss N is 5 and Miss Z is 1. Our backyard and vegie patch are patrolled by our faithful StaffieX, Sheila.
I am a perfectionistic control freak who loves nothing better than being organised and organising other people’s lives. I also love food. Reading about it, thinking about it, searching, growing, gathering, cooking and of course eating it. I have a small business making celebration cakes in my free time called Utopian Delights and am currently working on another business which will allow me to further my love of telling people what to do and controlling their lives!
Until August 2010 I worked Full Time in the corporate world and gave it all up to concentrate on my family whilst they are small. Its been tough, however for many and varied reasons definitely a decision I don’t regret. Mel and I met whilst working in 2002 and instantly clicked over a plate of baked yumminess and a shared movie reference. The only downside to our relationship is the fact she moved home to Tassie and is now so far away:(
This blog is intended to be a place where mums (and even Dad’s!) can come and share recipes, ideas, thoughts and grumbles! I love having a good gossip about just about everything and look forward to sharing that with you all. I hope you enjoy the experience – and if so – then please pass on our link to all your yummy mummy friends. The more the merrier!!
I’m a 30-something Mum. I live in Southern Tasmania with my husband (A1) and two children, Miss E (4 going on 17), and Master O (he’s almost 2 - OMG!) as well as our cat, Target, who thinks he is the boss of all of us (and he’s probably right)…
We spent over a year currently living with my (very tolerant) Dad in his house while our brand new house was being built. That added another two cats to the mix. So in a small 1970′s house there were 3 adults, a toddler, a baby, three cats, a masked lovebird, as well as a cockatoo and 2 pink & grey galahs in the backyard. Suffice to say it was a noisy and interesting household!
The house was FINALLY completed just before Christmas 2011. Built on 1ha in a semi-rural area, we have grand plans for plenty of fruit trees, veggie patches and chooks. Our slice of the good life… So we’ve since packed up the kids, cat and associated paraphenalia and moved into our own slice of quiet semi-rural life. (Leaving Dad in a very quiet and empty house – the bachelor pad regained)…
A1 moved to Sydney after he finished his degree, I followed not long after and we lived there for 9 years, until we eventually moved back here to start a family and have a more relaxed way of life.
I work at nights and care for the kids during the day. I’m a terrible housekeeper, so when I do get things right I blog and take photos cause I’m so darn proud of it – and to shame myself into organisation again when I look back on those posts! Danni and I are yin and yang – she is super organised and tidy – I procrastinate and am messy.
I love to cook, especially when I have the chance to take time to cook! I didn’t inherit my Mum’s knack for baking, but I’m getting there slowly.
Danni actually helped develop my true love of food – I really miss our early Saturday morning trips to Flemington markets, buying boxes of tomatoes to roast and all manner of other yummy things!
I’m really looking forward to sharing snippets of our daily life with you and look forward to reading your comments and hearing about your life too.