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A little hiatus

A little hiatus

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It has been a while since we last posted, 5 months to be more precise. While we intended to only take a few months off, we ended up taking longer than expected. From October onwards Maria and I were very much in the throws of preparing our move from Sydney to Hamburg. I got a job offer and we thought it would be great to try life in Northern Europe again. Not that we weren't head of heals in love with Sydney, but with Maria being German and me spending a lot of time learning the language it made sense.

It also made sense as Maria was pregnant with our first child and it worked out perfectly for her to be able to spend her maternity leave surrounded by her German family and friends. Moving to the other side of the world, while pregnant is no mean feat. Add to that moving from summer to winter, an apartment hunt, customs enquiries, Christmas, 2 birthdays and work travel (for me that is), and you have a very busy few months.

The good news is that our beautiful daughter was born on March 1st and we are absolutely besotted. In lieu of sleep, we spend nearly all our time soaking her in and watching her gorgeous little face slowly discover her surroundings.

So, with that summary of the last 5 months behind us, it is back to our plans. We are hoping to integrate the blog into our lives again and share some more recipes from life in Hamburg. Likely optimistic with a newborn, but that is our intention. As she gets older we may also start sharing with you stories for her meals. This will of course require a bit of a disclaimer, as we wouldn't want people to think we feed our daughter 'mostly on Saturdays'!

To everyone that wrote nice comments and gave us feedback, thank you so much. My mum was particularly happy to find out that so many people liked her cannellini bean, artichoke and parmesan dip. 

Here's to more good meals as 3!!

Mary's Mushroom Soup

Mary's Mushroom Soup

Artichoke, Cannellini beans & Parmesan dip

Artichoke, Cannellini beans & Parmesan dip