Bonjour et bienvenue a Marrickville Maman. My name is Kate Dass. I chose this title because:- I live in Marrickville (did you work that one out?)- I am a mother
– I love all things French, and using “Maman” makes me feel tres tres chic
So, let me get the whinge out of the way. I do not think I am alone in feeling that 2013 was something of a slog. It had a bad vibe (please have The Castle firmly in mind as you read “vibe”). I have a life that is full of love, opportunity, and great good fortune, yet I was unable to get past certain personal mental and emotional “roadblocks” to recognise it.
This ends now.
I have already embarked on what I have dubbed “The KD Project” (with shameless thanks to my friend Jacinta Fleur and her wonderful blog The Awesome Project). It is as yet a rather nebulous affair, but will entail such diverse elements as brain reprogramming, healthy eating experiments, embracing the “self-help” genre rather than being cynical about it, and generally loving myself more, so that I have more love to give.
I wish to emphasise, however, that it won’t all be serious self-examination and pondering. I love to discover and share the weird, the wonderful, the hilarious and the bizarre via Facebook, and will continue to do so in this new forum.
I have lived in Marrickville for 9 years now (where did that go???) and am joyously married to the tall, dark and handsome man of my dreams, who, though I have chosen to use my real name on this blog, I will refer to as The Husband.
I have two children, a 5-year-old son and an almost-2-year-old daughter. They shall be known on Marrickville Maman as Captain Chatterbox and Mademoiselle Headstrong. Can you guess why?
As you will doubtless discover, I am something of a neat-freak. I am a proponent of the adage “Mess Equals Stress”.
I adore reading and, after months of resistance, I finally embraced and fell in love with my Kindle during 2013.
My idea of heaven is a properly-managed cheese room. I would like my ashes stored in one when the times comes.
Thank you for joining me! I look forward to engaging with you all.
Love and happy thoughts,