This is scary…my first blog post. I’m not normally one for putting myself out there, but my lovely friend Natalie over at https://hellocuppies.com has persuaded me that this is the way forward, and that there are people out there that might actually be interested in all the mundane crap that goes on in my life. So here goes….
I suppose I should assume that not everyone reading this will know me personally, and introduce myself properly.
I’m Michelle. I like to say I’m mid thirties, but that’s a lie and has been for about 3 years. I’m rapidly approaching 40. I live in Berkshire with my husband and 2 children, the boy, 10, and the kraken who is 4. (I’ll save explaining that one for another day)
What else? I run my own cake business, I like drinking, I have a mouth like a sailor, and I like going on holiday. I also love doing things that make it appear to the outside world that I’ve really got my shit together, when really I haven’t got a clue what I’m doing from one day to the next. I’ll teach you how to do that.
So what is my blog going to be about? I don’t know really…I suspect there will be recipes. I’m a bit of a fatty and I do love cooking. Easy simple stuff that you can chuck together and make it look like you’ve spent hours on it. That’s the way forward. There will be stories about my rather odd family, and reviews of places we’ve been so you know where to avoid (just in case we go back and you bump into us) A bit of all sorts really. What there won’t be is any bullshit and no pretence. What you see is what you get. Life is hard, life with kids is super duper hard.
What I hope it will show is that we all just bumble through life doing the best we can. Sometimes we fuck up, sometimes it all comes together beautifully. That’s the magic of life, you never know what’s going to happen. So relax, and enjoy it. Do what feels good, eat the extra brownie (not the whole sodding tray mind you) and remember, there really is no such thing as normal.
If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be” – Maya Angelou