Happy New Year!

16 01 2012


Rob aptly describes this picture as ‘the fruit of 2011’… Just before we went back home to Zimbabwe for Christmas, in fact as we were driving out the gate, the courier company arrived with THE FIRST COPY OF MY BOOK. Finally having it in my hands was exciting and absolutely terrifying in equal measure.

Terrifying, I suppose, because having your name attached to something ‘out there’ gives people carte blanche to have an opinion about it. That said, I am so proud of the work the publishers have done and can’t wait for you to see it too! It goes on sale in early February and I’ll be sure to keep you updated. But book or no book, the most important thing that happened in our lives last year was the arrival of little Sophie Grace, who astounds us every day with her pluckiness and sweetness.

And I guess what’s expected of one’s first post of the new year is an inspirational dialogue that leaves you ready to carpe´ the heck out of every diem, and all that. Hopefully though, as I am rather late with my first post (no surprises there – I am sure it’s what you have come to expect of me since I traded in my handbag for a baby bag 7 months ago when Sophie arrived) you are already swimming in a slew of good tidings, have so far stuck to all your New Year’s resolutions (??!) and are proceeding into a 2012 that is fat with endless possibilities.

And speaking of fat, I am guessing that top of the resolutions list for many of us is eat yourself thin. So over the next few weeks I shall endeavour to send your way recipes that are (mostly) kind to your waistline but still leave you smiling all over your face…

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11 responses

16 01 2012
Claire vT

What an amazing year you’ve had my friend! So proud of you.x

17 01 2012
afoodieliveshere

Thanks so much for all your support and encouragement along the way Claire Bear! Lots of love to you over the sea xxx

16 01 2012
Al & Babs Graham

Awesome Sarah – well done!!

16 01 2012
Pippa

Great news about the book – hope it will be on sale in Zim!! Will be first in line to buy it!! 🙂

16 01 2012
Barbs

this is the best photo ever – it has to go into the annuls of history!! can’t wait to have my copy of Bitten. Dean just back from his trip to Vamizi – what an amazing experience for his first job out of chef school. He is relieved to be home – huge pressure that could have done with a bit more experience! xxxx

16 01 2012
Robs

Happy 2012! looking forward to those recipes 🙂

17 01 2012
afoodieliveshere

Thanks Robs, hope you are loving 2012 so far! x

16 01 2012
Super Mom

Happy New Year to you too! Looking forward to seeing your book in the flesh – so will await updates of when it is in store! As for resolutions – don’t really like them rather goals & aspirations for the year ahead! 🙂 Eating less well we will see – just need to get throught the year happy & healthy! look forward to those recipes. Good luck with the book. Kind regards Fiona

17 01 2012
afoodieliveshere

Thanks Fiona! Like your positive spin on resolutions being goals and aspirations, here’s to there being many of them conquered in your year ahead. Take care 🙂

17 02 2012
Cecilia Brooks

Hi Sarah

Congrats on your book! Im def going to buy it!

Regards

Cecilia

17 02 2012
afoodieliveshere

Thank you so much Celia, happy feasting! Best wishes x

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