loves of my life

My 2 great loves are Family and Food.

I love it even more when they are happening together, which is usually the case. Food brings us together, we eat loads of it and FAST, it’s the quick or the hungry at meal time with my family, we take Darwin’s Theory “survival of the fittest” very seriously. We drink wine and we laugh! We are a family of eaters, most likely this stems from the fact that my mum, this tiny little woman, is a “feeder”. I am fairly certain that there is a big Italian mamma trapped inside her little body whose life mission it is to feed those around her. She is a great cook.

So she feeds us, all 5 kids, plus dad, plus partners, friends and generally a few randoms. It is how she shows love. We are not a big family of huggers and kissers so mum shows us all how much she loves us by feeding us. She obviously loves us alot, even when you don’t want it, she tries to feed you.

I come from a long line of “feeders”, my mum, her mum and probably her mum’s mum! I have noticed that I now do this as well, if people around me are upset or hurting, I am not the “therapist” friend, I cook for them, eat with them, feed them. It is my way of showing how much I care, without inflicting my bad advice or tough love chat on them :)

I love birthdays, not because of the cake, though I do LOVE cake, and chocolate, and ice cream…. I digress, but because it means we all get together to eat. We tend to celebrate every meaningful event with food, sometimes there are kitchen disasters, generally when we have given mum the night off cooking, and sometimes there is awesome kitchen success. Regardless, we all eat it anyway, we are not that fussy.

Food makes me happy, my family makes me happy. There is not much else I need in life except family and a great kitchen 😉 What are your great loves?

15 thoughts on “loves of my life

  1. You are SO beautiful…and so is your mom!! Love the pics.

  2. Aww thank you, that is very sweet of you to say. My mum is so cute!

  3. rish says:

    I love your blog, I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to hear from a fellow “feeder” who is also conscientious about nutrition and health, I love your recipes and can’t wait to try them all. Tonight I made the zucchini fritters, delicious!! keep them coming!!

  4. Awww thank you! So glad you enjoyed the zucchini fritters! We had them for brekkie this morning with some smoked salmon in them too! Thanks for stopping by the blog :)

  5. Sophie33 says:

    You are so beautiful indeed & so are your siblings! What a lovely post!

  6. Hédi says:

    Beautiful inside and out people, you can be proud of yourself and them. Love each other. I totally agree with you in everything.

  7. Thank you so much Hedi :)

  8. soulofspice says:

    I love your doggie pix
    Look forward to learning more from you in healthy good!!! Charu

  9. Thank you Charu, thanks for stopping by the blog.

  10. soulofspice says:

    You’re welcome & I meant healthy food 😉 autocorrect does strange things

  11. Haha it does doesn’t it 😉

  12. Amy Crawford says:

    Oh what beautiful photos Shan, you stunning, gorgeous girl! (I am getting distracted reading your blog whilst trying to come up with interesting questions for you..;-)

  13. Aw thank you Amy, though I could argue that anyone looks good in a wedding dress 😉

  14. Melissa Everingham says:

    You are so lucky Shan, surrounded by beautiful family and food!!!! Great blog x

  15. Thanks Mel! I feel very lucky every day for the wonderful people in my life. Xx

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