Hi. I’m Darlene Conner.
Ok so not really, but imagine if Darlene grew up, took up crochet, got married, had babies and drank a lot of tea.
Oh, and liked cats.
I like the ’90s and British comedy and lace tablecloths and pretty teacups. I became a vegetarian at 26, and battle every day with the foodie in me that wants to cook and eat everything I see, so I make veggie dishes be so awesome nobody misses the meat. Quite frankly the thought of chewing some flesh now makes me gag, so it seems you can turn a committed carnivore into a lentil-loving freak with a minimum of fuss. Just don’t ask me to love tofu.
You would think that once I went veg, I’d try and be more conscious in all the choices I made. Purchase power is something to be reckoned with. Well, as it happens in life, it took me a while and now I’m trying the best I can to vote with my dollar and support companies who are working sustainably, organically and in the most eco-friendly ways. I don’t always get it right, but I’m putting in a good effort. It’s a learning curve and I hope to share with you the things I find out along the way in case you’re wondering where to start.
I also have two kids who are the cheese to my macaroni. They are the best things I’ve ever done and I want to do the best by them I possibly can. Just like anyone else, I suppose. But I am still new to this mothering gig and am finding my feet among the Lego.
I am trying to grow my own veggies, I love bento, cheese, and stuff that smells like vanilla. Including vanilla. I dream of a cubby house filled with wooden kids toys, and a kitchen full of gadgets. We’re going to travel the world. I have a bookshelf in every room and probably won’t be your friend any more if you dog-ear pages. Or if you don’t like Kevin Smith films.
The opinions contained herein are my own, but you can have ‘em if you want.
PS… you might like to find out more about me at these places – I’ve had to answer some hairy questions in my time!