Ten things you probably don’t want to know about me (but I’m going to tell you anyway):
I live in the UK. The city of Bath to be precise. I’ve always lived in the South West, but I am slowly moving eastwards. Maybe I will have made it to London by the time I’m 40. This does mean that all my recipes are coming from a British girl’s perspective, but I promise to include cups and Americanisms wherever necessary.
This isn’t my day job, obviously. When I’m not making a mess with flour in the kitchen, I am sat behind a desk at a real life accountancy firm. You might think that accountants are dead boring, but hopefully I can convince you otherwise if you’ll let me.
I have a wife, Katie. She’s pretty much the best, apart from her inability to stop talking when I want to have my say. She gives me her honest opinion if I ask for it, and she supports me in anything I want to do. Even if she’d rather be doing something else. Basically, she’s a keeper.
We got married last June. The wedding was so much fun, even if we pretty much did EVERYTHING ourselves. And yep, I did actually baked a four tier wedding cake. I wouldn’t advise you do the same.
I studied Maths at University. In retrospect, that was a stupid decision, but I wouldn’t swap my uni experience for anything. I made some amazing friends there, and some spectacular mistakes, but it has shaped who I am today more than anything else ever has.
I do other things, not just baking. I have probably spent the equivalent of two years of my life playing The Sims, and I don’t regret a second of it. I love creating non-edible things too, some of which will probably make their way onto this blog at some point. I love getting out there and seeing the world, but I also love spending the whole weekend in PJs and having a Pretty Little Liars marathon on Netflix.
For someone who is terrified of flying, I’m quite well travelled. I spent two months of the summer after graduation road-tripping around the United States and Canada, which meant I had achieved my lifetime goal aged 22. It turns out that achieving goals just makes me want to achieve them all over again though.
I have the smallest kitchen in the world, and no fancy equipment. All my baking is done in our tiny little flat, where I have no dishwasher and a hell of a lot of clutter. I have only just acquired a stand-mixer (thanks Mum and Dad) and I have kitchen scales that add 8 grams onto everything I weigh. If I can create things with this much standing in my way, then you can do it too.
My favourite foods are cheese and chocolate. Not necessarily in that order. Ask anyone what my favourite chocolate bar is and they will tell you it’s a Wispa. My favourite thing to bake are sweets, like truffles or fudge, probably because they are the best to eat.
I’m a Slytherin. That’s Pottermore official too. And no, that doesn’t mean I’m evil. Slytherins are resourceful and ambitious, which hopefully will stand me in good shape for this blogging malarkey. And if none of that made any sense to you, then you need to get yourself a copy of The Philosopher’s Stone, pronto.
What about this blog?
I love to have a plan, so I will try and keep things consistent. I’m going to commit to posting one new recipe every week, and anything more than that is just a bonus.
If you want to get in touch, or ask me and questions, then the comments are a great place. Or you can leave me a message through my contact page. Or, even send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember that I’m not an expert – I’m just a girl with a tiny kitchen and a dangerous love of chocolate.