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And so it begins………………..

So here I am climbing on a horse that I actually know nothing about. All I know is that I love cooking and baking, reading up on anything and everything that can make my life, as a busy Mommy of two, easier and connecting and networking with Mommies (and Daddies) that share the same interests as me.

 This blog is about the naked me…nothing fancy, nothing glamorise, just plain me enjoying what I enjoy and sharing my life with whomever would like to join in. I am not a professional blogger, I am not a professional Chef and I am not a Supermom, I am, like so many other parents out there in the world, just doing the best I can. Here I would like to share my recipes, my tips, my news, my good days and bad days and just in general my everyday life with you. And in doing this, please share yours with me.

 We are an Expat family from South Africa finding ourselves in Moscow, Russia since last year January. Before the end of the year we will be relocating to a new destination. For now I will keep the new location quiet, we are just waiting for the final offer on the table and then you can start packing boxes with me.

 Just a little more info regarding my family: Married to a wonderful man, Christopher, in 2005 although we have been together since 2000. In 2008 I gave birth to our precious little boy, Nicholas Benjamin, and on my birthday this year, we welcomed our gorgeous baby girl, Allegra Marie.

 This is it, this is my life, this is my journey around the sun…..please come and join me!!


About The PaperCup Kitchen

Hi there everyone. I am Nelmarie, but please call me Nel. I, like so many people out there enjoy cooking and baking. Food makes me smile and it makes my heart beat faster. The only place where I know I fit just perfectly, is in the kitchen. I have also enrolled in a few cake decorating courses this year and I think I have met my true love....not mentioning my Hubby now :D. It took me 36 years to find out what I want to do with my life and I can now say the answer is rather simple...Bake and then decorating what I've baked. I have started PaperCup in 2011 whilst we were living in Moscow, Russia. Living the life of an Expat can sometimes get very lonely and the blog has not only brought the whole world into my kitchen but I have met so many gorgeous Foodie Friends. I am so happy that I have taken the plunge and started PaperCup. I am not a brilliant writer, I am not a brilliant chef, I am not a brilliant baker BUT I do invite you into my kitchen, take your shoes of, relax, have a bite to eat and let's have a chat. A little more about me: Nelmarie Rennison, married to Christopher for 6 years, together for 12. Two lovely kiddies, Nicholas 3 1/2 and Allegra just over a year. South African, lived in Russia for two years and now loving living in the UK. Diagnosed with MS in 2000 and never felt better :D I am just as grateful for dust blowing in my eyes as I am for Angels sitting on my shoulders. I love my family, my friends, my life and I am grateful for each new morning. Looking forward to get to know you better xx

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