Hi, I'm Elfa. I grew up in Northern California's Bay Area. After university, I moved to San Diego in search of some sun. In 2000 I moved to Paris, for a few months, looking for an adventure (and a romance with a Frenchman). There I met the loveliest British boy and vowed to make him mine. I moved to London in 2002 to be with him. I was only going to stay for three years, then we would move to California together. I never expected to love living in London. But here I am. If you want to read a bit about our story, here it is.
I am a mum to a nine-year old girl, Moozles (not her real name just what we bizarrely call her) and a five-year old boy, Dubz (not his real name either--what a shocker). Moozles loves science, art, reading and pop songs. She's not sure whether to be an engineer or a spy when she grows up. Dubz is crazy about Star Wars, Lego, dinosaurs, superheroes and wearing hats. Both kids have glue ear (like their father) so I spend a lot of time talking to myself.
I used to work in HR, but I gave up my job after I had Dubz. I enjoyed working 2.5 days/week but I loathed the hour commute into central London. Plus, I had always wanted to be one of those mums who walked her kids to school, made costumes and baked. It turns out that motherhood isn't so easy. I am not very good at making costumes, but my baking has greatly improved. Sometimes I miss working, but I'm enjoying being a stay-at-home mum for the moment (though this blog is now my work). I want to give a real, and authentic, feel of motherhood. I hope you agree.
I have toyed with the idea of writing a blog for years, and finally decided to have a go. Even if no one reads this, at least I'll get a few things off my chest. If someone IS reading this, thank you! xx