About Me

This blog is about me and my voyage to becoming a mummy. Ironically called “mummy in the baking” as together with my passion and obsession for all things cake related, I will never be able to have my own "bun in the oven." Years of fertility treatment have taken their toll and I now find myself on a new..eek, i hate this word...journey! The crazy train to adoption. I hope you will join me while I bake my way to becoming a mummy. I want this blog to be a source of information as well as a comforter. I hope it will inspire and help anyone who is considering adoption or who has in fact already bought their ticket for this..here I go again...journey. Cake makes me happy and I hope you will enjoy sharing my love of it. I want it to help lift your spirits and hearts through what can only be described as 'the trials and tribulations of the adoption process.' Along with my desire to be a family, I love my dogs, have an unhealthy love of sausages and chenin blanc, adore my land rover uber-nerd of a husband and continiously dream of balmy summer evenings. Baking in progress…..

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Introducing Miss Delia....
The house is clean (all areas this time!) the dogs are hoovered, walked and treated up and we wait patiently. She is a little late and I spend the time reading a chapter from the Adoption Handbook on the Home Study to my LRUN to get us in the mood. This was a good idea actually as it totally relaxed us and put us in the right frame of thinking. I re-boil the kettle three times twice and re-arrange the cookies. I opted for irresistible double chocolate brownie ones. She's here! We argue about who should answer the door (our hallway is not big enough for more than one!) and in the end I do. She immediately reminds me of the legendary cook, Delia Smith. I will admit, I am a little disappointed when she declines my offer of cookies. This is not going to bode well. But she is just lovely and makes us feel totally calm and relaxed. She is here for nearly 3 hours and she talks about what the homestudy involves, the importance of the homework and we talk alot about ourselves. She has look round the house and makes endless notes and gives us a spot of homework.  We finish with booking some dates for future sessions before Xmas and wave good bye from the front door, both us beaming. I have a good feeling about this. Back inside, the brownie cookies are missing and the dogs are looking sheepish.

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