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Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Welcome to my world!

Welcome to my personal space on the web and to my first ever blog!

I am very new to this and was unsure of my direction at first but I wanted to write about what I am passionate about and share my thoughts and ideas with like minded people and to create a little community. At first I wondered what my niche market would be and my husband told me to just write about what I know best. I asked what that was and he said “A Mum trying to get by in the world”. In my case being a modern-day mother with old-fashioned principles and interests and trying to earn some money from a combination of selling vintage finds and hand-made gifts coupled with a new part time job as a Party Planner for Jamie at Home. Phewee! A multi-faceted personality and I never knew.
I have so many interests and hobbies but seem to dabble in all of them so a Jane of all trades I imagine.  Now with a 11 month old baby girl in tow I am finding it even more difficult to pursue them seriously but having this space in which to write my thoughts and updates will hopefully motivate me as I cannot have a blog with nothing to write about now can I?  I feel like I am currently juggling so many things hence the title of my blog and all you mothers out there are no doubt SuperMums too. What with housework, earning some money, being a dutiful wife, a loving Mother, a best friend and so much more!
So how’s my first week gone? One of my aims was to cook or bake a new recipe each week so we are not eating the same old things. We are quite good with the weekly menu planning on our kitchen chalkboard but we still seem to waste stuff so maybe I should also have one evening each week to leave blank and just name it “Leftover Night” and see what we can rummage together. Plus it would help us save even more money! It's like the jars of Pesto that you use once but waste the rest as I never seem to use it within 5 days. Well this week I used it as a base for a flan and tonight we have just had Pesto Pasta with bacon and roast chicken. (The chicken being left overs too!)
The new recipe I did this week, well there were two, but the first was a Key Lime Pie from the Hummingbird Cookbook which was a lovely gift from my Mum. It turned out well but I think I needed to whisk the eggs further for the meringue topping. Maybe next time I will do it with just whipped cream.
The next one was a pasta dish called Farafalle with Carbonara and spring peas from Jamie Oliver's "Jamie's Dinners" which my husband brought me for my birthday back in August. Now this was really easy to make and had a simple carbonara sauce with cream and an egg just mixed in at the end. A great weekday supper dish.
Things will start to pick up now as my husband, a self employed graphic designer has arranged to be Dad every Wednesday to allow me to pursue various paths of earning money whether it be through making bunting from recycled fabrics, handmade jewellery or through Jamie at Home so now I just need to make sure I make the most of the day and don't procrastinate too much.
So enough for now.
Thanks for joining me


Lisa said...

well done Fiona! You are fast becoming a inspiration - Congratulations on the blog. x

Mum said...

What a great blog Fiona!! I look forward to the next instalments! Very well done!! You have inspired me to try to be a more adventurous cook!! Best of luck with all your ventures! Lots and lots of love.

Dad At Home said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging! Hope you and the family are well :)