The must have “About Me”, where I have to make myself sound as exciting as possible to attract would-be readers! So, here goes… *gulp*
I’m Lisa, *waves* I’m 36. I am a disabled mum of three little girls, Katrina (16), Collette (14) and Abbi (13). Not forgetting my partner’s (known as the giant man-baby) son, Josh (13).
I live in Nottingham, in beautiful sunny *cough* England! I suffer with chronic Psoriatic arthritis (PSA), and have had it since I was approx. 13 years old. Daily life is a struggle with the constant pain, fatigue and of course, stiff and fused unusable joints all over my body.
Due to this, I do not work and often find myself bored. I needed a hobby and fast! I do love photography as a hobby that I have done for years, but my disability now somewhat restricts that. I do enjoy cooking main meals (when the children don’t cock their noses up at my wonderful ‘creations’), but wanted to broaden my horizons by baking up some yummy mummy desert treats. I’m an amateur at this still. Oh so amateur-ish! So, I’m not just cooking up a treat, I’ll often be found ‘cocking’ up a treat too! 🙂 [‘Cocking up’ is English slang for ‘messing up’ ;)] But ah well, practise makes perfect, eh?
So, here you will see the good, the bad, and the downright ugly, heh! Follow along if you will, the more the merrier, and join in with the fun and the mess found in my kitchen after. Oh, and while you’re here, grab that dish cloth and help me tidy up that ‘batter splatter’ will you? Ta muchly!
I’m using a Kenwood Chef Titanium food processor/mixer which I purchased in early 2012, and have used a lot! It is fantastic. I love that it is a mixer with the usual whisk, dough hook, K-beater and a flexible beater (which scrapes the sides of the bowl as it beats). It also has a food processor which fits on top, and also has a liquidiser which also fits on top.
So, I have two mixers – double the production, baby! ?
I really wanted the red KitchenAid, but after seeing someone locally selling a brand new unopened in box with all warrenties locally at a bargain price, I really could not resist.
Therefore I ended up with a beautiful KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer in Onyx black. It’s be-a-you-ti-ful! And I can’t conplain really as I have both chrome and black elements in my kitchen. It fits in like a glove!