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…..

Friday, 26 July 2013

There's no business like show business......

How many times can one realistically click the refresh button on your emails before it is deemed obsessive. Really, just another Groupon offer? There are no emails from Miss Delia. But what I do find amongst my lottery ticket confirmations and amazon customer recommendations (always worrying!)  is a very exciting email asking me to contribute to an adoption related charity project. I can't say too much right now but... Ooh...I hear you say. Secretive. Always works wonders in the marketing world. All I can say is 'watch this space baking tin. When will I, will I be famous. La la laa la la laa la laa.  Well, we've made our first kiddie purchase. A cute little wardrobe suited to any flavour. Ok, so the knobs are technically pink  but these can be changed at the last minute if need be. I can tell this is all slowly starting to feel real for LRUN. I mean, he is willingly doing DIY without huffing on about how it's cutting into his Land Rover time. It really touched my soul when I found him voluntarily stripping the wallpaper in the little one's bedroom. So now, I no longer keep that door closed and just pass by on the landing. Now, I find myself standing in the doorway and imagining where the furniture will go. Wall stickers? An owl theme? Bunting?  Everyone loves bunting. Ooh the choices! I'm also planning a list of kiddie friendly bakes. Top of my list so far has to be these One Bowl Banana Muffins. We also found ourselves on the Adoption Theraplay course this week, which Miss Delia booked us on.  A course to help you tune into your adoptive child's emotions and how to help them communicate through play. What an amazing course and I cannot recommend it enough. Heartbreaking and intense at times but at the same time, pure brilliant fun. It was great to see Little Miss Rainbow again and catch up on their exciting news about their little girl who is joining them shortly. She showed me a photo and oh, she is the most scrumptious little thing. They are so excited and it's wonderful to witness this. I wonder when we will feel that excitement? That buzz. I contemplate sending Miss Delia another email, asking if she had any news? It seems pointless as we all know that if she did have any news, she would be contacting us. But maybe, just maybe, there is literally something in the pipe-line and by me emailing her, it may just trigger her to tell us about it. Will this make me look needy? Probably. But she said it was ok to email her. She did. So I click 'send'

One Bowl Wonder

1 comment:

  1. Hey Kid it was really nice to see you and LRUN again and I have now sadly finished all the lovely sweeties you gave me! The adoption related project seems very exciting and you are gonna be a star!!! I read in What to do when you are adopting from your book lis-that you should bug your sw as it keeps you on their minds!
    Keep in touch and love you much Little Miss Rainbows x