Welcome to The British Maple!
I’ve thought long and hard about this first post, and indeed the entire purpose of The British Maple.
I have also assumed that every new blogger has the same apprehension. With this in mind, I decided to take the plunge and bank on the kindness of my friends (who will, undoubtedly, be my only audience for quite some time!).
Now to the introductions…do I start with who I am or what I am? I’m always quick to label my existence as a stay at home mum foremost, with any other titles, characteristics or attributes flagging behind in importance.
Instead, let me fire off a few cheeky little factoids so you can surmise for yourself who (or what) I am!
- I am a British gal living Toronto (hence the blog name!)
- Mr. British Maple and I moved here in November 2011, a month after our wedding
- I enjoy all things crafty but am a master at nothing in particular (a common theme you will notice as this blog grows, I’m sure)
- I spent many happy years working in Corporate Social Responsibility BC (Before Children)
- I am now a stay at home mum (already established that, sorry!) to two rambunctious boys – an almost three year old and a 15 month old
- I love to cook but can never get my bolognese to taste the same twice, despite following the same recipe I’ve used for over 10 years
- I’m a dreamer but am too scared to materialise my ambitions for fear of failing, wasting money or realising I am actually rubbish at whatever it is I think I can do!
So why start The British Maple? I have repeatedly found myself falling between two groups, sympathising with seemingly opposing opinions or generally feeling my life is a little bit muddled. After years of trying to ‘fit in’ and over-thinking EVERYTHING, I came to the conclusion that there must be others in the same boat.
So here is that boat! I am your captain, brimming with good intentions and not at all prepared for the choppy waters ahead!
I hope you enjoy reading The British Maple as much as I will enjoy writing it. I am a self-confessed reassurance-seeker so I encourage you to share your thoughts and criticisms with me. In return, I will try my utmost to steer clear of indulgent diarising and keep this blog relevant.