Now my kids have to wait to eat until I have finished photographing the food! And when I mean photographing the food it could be 20 to 30 shots just to make sure it's a good picture (and some still aren't). I am experimenting with light and I am now even the proud owner of a light box, that Noel made for me. I actually had to laugh the other day as upon dishing up a meal, my eldest, Oliver, said to me "well aren't you going to take a photo of this before we start?" LOL!!!
What can I say? This blog started out as a little hobby.. my little secret!!
I didn't tell anyone for fear that people would actually laugh at me (as I have a fear of failing). Of course Noel knew from the beginning. Seriously me taking photo's of everything we were eating was a dead giveaway that something was up!! Then I told my mam, my friend Sharon and my sister, Clare. After realising that it wasn't corny and receiving some good feedback I joined "The Foodie Blogroll" which put me and "A Dash Of Flavour" out into the world. Now I have told a few more of our friends and some work colleagues, however I am still a little selective about who knows.
Actually the thing that amazed me the most though is all the other foodies out there. There are so many of you, I read that many food blogs that one year ago I didn't even realised existed. Many I have had contact with via email and through our blogs and I appreciate you all taking the time to encourage and assist me (especially when asking for ingredient help). So to you all I extend my thanks!!
I have always had a pipe dream of writing my own cookbook and owning my own restaurant. In a sense I am living my dream..... I journal our cooking in this blog and after all, I am a chef in our kitchen!! LOL!!