Im a work in progress. I think.
|Me and my niece, Juno|
Mother and daughter...
|Our girls Herbert (front) and Pindale|
Hi, I'm Kate, the big sister (in every way!)... I too am the mother of two little girls - Mila (3 and a half) and Juno (15 weeks) and the girlfriend of Anton. We live in a tiny house in Auckland, which we are currently renovating, and i'd say we live a pretty normal chilled out life.
It's not a big deal though because... I love to bake! I think Harriet did a wicked job of summing up the childhood inspirations that lie behond the obsession so if you need a refresher scroll up and reread her text. I should note that another recent inspiration for me is my lovely almost mother-in-law. Anton's mum is a big fan of organic produce, natural therapies, herbal remedies and the whole 'mend and make do' movement and she's a great cook and baker. In fact in Anton's eyes there's no baker better!
She's also a coffee fanatic (read snob) and has taken me to countless great cafe's in her neck of the woods and sat with me in countless cafe's up here too.
Harriet and I have toyed with the idea of opening a cafe' or baking for a living in some way for ages. We both have a fairly similar vision of what our shop would look like, and we both like the same sorts of foods. I'd say we were both more bakers of a rustic ilk as opposed to highly polished fastidious types.... but i can say that our food always tastes good and taste, to us, is what matters most!
P.S I use too many exclamation marks - I know i do it, i see them screaming at me on the screen, but i just can't stop myself from adding them in, they really seem to sum up whatever i'm trying to convey! (see...) So anyway, apologies for that.