So I’ve decided to join the world of blogging, I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing but I thought why not?
Since having a baby I have pretty much invented half of Mothercare only to have my hopes dashed by the likes of Amazon and Google that it all already exists. This is what happens when you go on maternity leave and try to come up with all manner of alternatives other than returning to actual work. However, the one constant throughout entering the realm of parenthood has been my love of food, eating and still trying to enjoy it all while wiping up bodily fluids and chasing a small child around the house. So my ideas of grandeur have been tamed, and I’ve come to the conclusion that a cookbook off the bat is probably a bit of a leap and that maybe a blog is a good place to start.
As an introduction to me, I am a mum to a little boy called Boden. He is one and a bit… I don’t do the whole 14 months and 12 days thing because I’m honestly not that quick when people ask me. He pretty much turned our world upside down, for the better obviously but life as we once knew it definitely doesn’t exist anymore. I am also quite lucky in that he seems to enjoy eating about as much as my husband and I do.
I come from a family where food is pretty much the answer to all things; celebrations, commiserations, rainy days and my Dad is well known among all our friends for his BBQ’ing abilities. So eating like a bird isn’t really an option. My Great-Grandpa was Italian and owned his own restaurant, my Italian Nanna was known for always having food on the go and dishing up ice-cream for breakfast on the sly and my Dad is a bit of a feeder too. So it seems only right that I attempt to carry on the tradition of eating.
Just as a bit of a disclaimer, I am by no means claiming to be a blonde Nigella, I’ve just realised that you can still eat tasty things with a baby. So now I’m past the point of not washing my hair for 5 days and walking around covered in sick I thought now seems like a good time to try to share some of my food successes, and no doubt fails as I progress through life with my little man in tow.