Baby Rosaleigh is now twenty-four days old and is growing and developing beautifully.  She may be small, but she has made a very big and positive impact on our lives and now we’ve all recovered from the initial changes that our new addition required; she has undoubtedly cemented our family unit together.

Whilst, a decent nights sleep is still a distant memory and is certainly not a possibility at the moment, as a family unit we have now all adapted to life with a newborn and are developing a loose routine.

In between nappy changes and feeds I have managed to get my blog up and running and now I just need to get myself organised and start growing a readership, as well as finding the time to write content. My one handed typing whilst feeding a baby is certainly getting quicker, so there is hope of me getting back on top of the deadlines.

Rosaleigh and I have even made this season’s first batch of marmalade together: a quince and lemon recipe that looks almost as good as it tastes. We’ll have to see what the judges thing of it when it gets judged in the Dalemain Marmalade Awards next year. Yes, it is that time of year already when the aromatic quinces are in season and the countdown to the Seville oranges arriving starts.  My jars are all ready and my preserving pans are standing by for marmalade action and this year,   I am planning on trying out some slightly unusual recipes, including ones with truffles, tea and even edible gold.

Well it’s time to feed baby Rosaleigh again, so until next week I bid you a fond farewell from a marmalade filled kitchen in West Wales.

My new blog can be visited at www.serenitykitchen.com