MIA

Hello and a much belated Happy New Year! Yes, I am aware that it’s now April. It seems I have been missing in action for the last few months. Life took over as it so often does. But! I am now back and all yours.

Looking down my first posts, I noticed the ill fated coat rack. Sadly my DIY efforts were short lived and the rack soon fell off. The coats are now being stored in the under stairs cupboard.

A Lot has changed since I was last here. We have decided to put our house on the market. You might find it on a scroll through #rightmove, tucked away in a quiet Dorset village. I am currently trying to start up a little business from home to keep me busy and earn a little pocket money. My daughter had her first birthday and my son turned three. I, unfortunately, got a year closer to 30. The less said about that the better.

I’d like to give a bit more detail regarding my little business venture. My family has a long history in the catering/food industry. My great grandfather was a butcher, my grandparents owned and ran pubs and bed and breakfasts, my auntie and uncle own their own delicatessen and my parents, both chefs, are catering managers. One would think this is a path I would naturally follow. Whilst spending most of my teen years in a kitchen or waitressing at functions, this is not a career I would have chosen. Although, in hindsight I did have a natural flare for front of house work and perhaps should have pursued this line of work.

I love cooking and follow my step-fathers lead in being able to throw meals together using whatever is lying around. My husband will rave to anyone about how my food is restaurant quality, a little misguided I must say. But, the one thing I love more than anything in the kitchen is baking and creating. I will happily spend hours creating the (not quite) perfect birthday cake for my children and love to see people enjoying my creations.

So it occurred to me recently, why don’t I turn this passion in to a business. Born from this was Lottelicious. I’m currently only on Facebook and the page hasn’t gone live yet but when it does I’m really hoping people will take great delight in ordering and devouring my homemade goodies. I will initially be selling brownies by the box, boxes of truffles and Macarons.

I am having a great time at the moment making and testing various products and can’t wait to get my first orders. Please pop over and have a look at what’s on offer. Maybe a share or two if you fancy it. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lottelicious/744022505632194

It’s still early days and I will be adding more products as I go along. I’m really hoping this is a positive step forward for me and can grow it in to something wonderful.

Anyway, I shan’t keep you any longer.

Thanks for reading

Mrs O x

DIYife (DIY Wife, get it?)

So it’s been quite a while since I last posted. several health issues have been keeping me away but I am back and fighting fit.

This week I have become DIYife. My husband, whilst excellent in business, is not to special on the home improvement front. In fact he’s so anti manual labour he would ask anyone and everyone to get the jobs done instead.

The ‘to do’ list has been steadily growing over the last 9 months and I’ve finally decided to take the bull by the horns and get it done myself. 

I’m no DIY expert, in fact I’m more of a DIY novice but the best way to learn is through experience right? 

First job of the day, fix safety catches to various cupboards and draws. This extremely important job has been waiting for months to get done. With the help on my husband’s Bosch GSB 18-2-LI Professional (he really does have all the gear and no idea) I got started.

Attaching the catch to the inside of the cupboard was easy. The screwa went in easy as. Trying to fix the other part to the cupboard door was a total nightmare. Firstly, the cupboard door wouldn’t stay still and secondly, trying to actually hold the screw still  was almost impossible. Through sheer frustration and determination I finally got it on. 

Two cupboards and lots of angry words later I went to start my first drawer. I took one look at it and decided that was enough of that for one day.

Moving on, reattach the cost hook that had fallen off the utility room for the second time in as many months. Again using the amazing Bosch I got to work. This was simple, two screws one door. I got the wholes lined up straight and made little marks.

Putting the coat hook down for a minute I set about putting the screws in. Again the little buggers would not stay still and every time I put pressure on the drill they just pinged off. Any tips on how to hold the acres still without hurting my fingers would be great. I eventually got the screws in and the coat hook up. Several coats are now hanging happily and the coat hook is still up!

This is where the little people in my life took over and my progress halted. Later today I shall be attempting to out up three hooks in my daughter’s room and a picture in the main bathroom. I shall let you know how it goes. Wish me luck!Image

Being a big brave girl!

My son started preschool today at the grand old age of 2 years, 1 month and 6 days. I was terrified. I have looked after and nurtured Lititle F since the day he was born. If he is away from me for any time at all, it’s with family. Leaving my precious child with complete strangers for 3 hours had me almost hyperventilating.

My son on the other hand was in his element. The second I undid the straps of his stroller he was off. He gave me a very hurried kiss goodbye and didn’t look back. Walking home I was glad to still have Little I with me who will very much need mummy for the next couple of years at least.

When I returned 3 hours later I was very pleased but also saddened to hear that Little F had really enjoyed himself and hadn’t looked or cried for me once. His next session is tomorrow, I am hoping I can be a big brave girl like I was today.

Introducing Mrs O

I’m Mrs O and this is a blog all about my life, loves, laughs and purchases (there are a lot of those). I’m a mummy to two gorgeous children. Little F, my 2 year old son who has just started preschool, and the newest edition to the family, Little I, my beautiful 10 week old daughter. My husband is the owner if a very successful, local I.T. Company and is the reason why I am lucky enough to be able to put ‘housewife’ as my job description. I hope you’ll enjoy this insight in to my life and will laugh with me along the way. Mrs O x