Every once in a while I have a personal epiphany.

In April 2010 I registered a blog with WordPress, and in October 2010 I finally summoned up enough courage to actually post something on that blog.

I felt a pull toward a different approach to family life.

In 2008, after the birth of my second (and last) child, as a family, we suffered a devastating and game-changing loss. That combined with a new-birth, shook my world and turned on its head and what I felt was important. Life was never the same again.


Image credit: Grana Padano Top Chef 2015 Competition – I didn’t win 🙂

Apprehensive and shy, the blog began as a way of documenting my recipes, for my use, and to share with others.

Quickly it became so much more. This blog is my virtual home. It’s a safe place (with relative anonymity) where I am allowed to explore a simpler way of living and to hang out with like-minded people.

What can you expect to find here?

Well, there is a lot of talk about food and occasionally ideas and tips on reducing food waste.  But it’s also a blog about a journey toward a simpler family life, which includes conscious spending, mindfulness and a good old dose of decluttering with a hint of minimalism.

I can also be found out and about elsewhere on the internet.

As well as guest posting on other blogs, and being asked to write recipes and articles for brands and retailers – I have also been spotted over at:

The Guardian Live Better Campaign

A BBC Consumer website

Please stay a while, take a look around, and do join in the conversation.


Acknowledgement: I’d like to thank David from Mazepress for his ongoing guidance on all things digital.