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A little bit about me

I’m mum to Nicholas, a gorgeous and energetic six-year-old, and my beloved angel Sofia, who should have been a vivacious and adorable nine-year-old. I’ve always loved feeding people, but don’t enjoy mundane day-to-day cooking (sometimes it can take me all day to think of what to cook for dinner!).

Now I have the extra challenge of making sure Nicholas is fed as nutritiously as possible, while developing a healthy love of food. He has the opportunity, living in the UK, to experience so many more culinary delights than I (an Aussie) and his Sardinian papà ever had at his age. But the challenge is, with so much choice, what do I feed him (and us) without it taking hours of preparation or cooking?!

I hope to fill this blog with healthy recipe ideas for babies, children and busy grown-ups that are quick and easy as well as tasty. There will also be some ideas for time-saving in the kitchen. I’m happy to consider reviewing products related to healthy eating and take on sponsored work (my contact details are below).

I want my recipes to be as clear as possible, although my cooking style tends towards using my eyes and mouth rather than using precise measurements. I always hate it when people are vague about quantities and cooking temperatures and cooking times, so I’ll try my best, but please forgive me if I’m a bit vague and feel free to ask if something’s not clear. Whatever comments you have I absolutely love to read them.

When I’m not thinking about food, I’m thinking about words. I’m a bit obsessed with using language correctly and dream of a world where everyone knows how to use a semi-colon! After Nicholas was born I decided not to go back to lecturing in English, and started my own writing and social media consultancy (Editing Angel). If you ever need webcopy written, a CV reworked, a novel edited, blog posts written or help with pretty much any type of written text whether big or small, as well as digital marketing advice, get in touch (or tweet me for some free advice).

I first started blogging to ease the pain after my daughter died at the start of 2008. Thankfully the need to blog about my grief journey lessened after Nicholas was born, but occasionally I still post at Where are the Clowns.

Anne x
Twitter: @TheGbMum
Instagram: @thegingerbreadmum

19 responses »

  1. My Italian Smörgåsbord (Aka Barbara)

    congrats for your blog! what a lovely idea to post the recipes of the food you make for your little one! will be following you. ciao!

  2. I shall enjoy trying out some of your recipes 🙂 xx

  3. thetruthaboutmummy

    What a great idea 🙂 Any help with healthy kids recipes is AWESOME 🙂

  4. Hi , Loved your blog and so I have nominated your blog for ‘Family of Bloggers’ award,
    For details, please visit
    Thank you!

  5. Hi Anne, I love your blog and so I am presenting ‘The very Inspiring blogger’ award. Please visit
    Thanks you!

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  7. Just popping by to tell you that I love your blog and I have a ‘Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award’ for you 🙂 Happy Days!

  8. Just found your blog. I have a 3 yo, and 8 mo and I normally love cooking but I am seriously struggling for inspiration and ideas to feed the little ones. I am looking forward to exploring your blog! I am also an Aussie, although married to a Brit and currently still in England!

  9. Anne your blog looks fantastic and the recipes look delicious !! I look forward to following you 🙂

  10. Hello Anne! We love this recipe image and would like to feature it on our site. Please get in touch for more details – Thanks, Maria


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