Let’s Be Pen Pals

Hello Lovelies. I almost feel I need to reintroduce myself. Easter is just around the corner and regrettably I have been very quiet on the blog front. Is anyone else still chasing their tail since Christmas? For us, the holiday season seemed busier than ever pastoring our church and while we managed a restful week away in March, my head is still trying to catch up with the new school year and getting my girls into a productive work routine. Our older children’s lives are also changing, with one son starting an apprenticeship and our eldest becoming a father in July! Oh my! How wonderful to be welcoming another little lamb into the fold.  And as I am wayyy too young to be a Grandma, or even a Nanna, I am working hard thinking up an age appropriate alternative name to call myself. 

Life never stays the same for long. As mothers we have to hold the apron strings loosely and remind ourselves that our dear ones grow ever onward and upward into glorious lives of their own.  I have spent years having babies and now all of a sudden my own child is having one. People tell me that a fury of love is unleashed in becoming a Grandmother (I am even struggling typing the word) and I’m sure that is true. Babies are so incredibly intoxicating and bring more joy than just about anything else I have known.  Our youngest daughter proudly announces to whoever will listen that she is going to be “Aunty Kitty”. She will be the most grown up 5 year old Aunty imaginable.

And now to cupcakes. 

Thanks to my husband’s green thumb, every Summer we have an abundance of passionfruit. They are incredibly juicy with the sweetest flavour. These light vanilla cupcakes have fresh passionfruit pulp folded into the mixture, with a generous dollop of homemade passionfruit curd added to the centre of each cooked cupcake. Melted white chocolate swirls through the cream cheese buttercream  adding to the delight of this tasty sweet sensation.

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So now I am setting my face forward into what is shaping up to be quite a marvellous year. Apart from the pure delight of welcoming new life into our hearts in July, I have been working on a few very special creative projects that I will be sharing soon. 

For now, I hope you enjoy my Passionfruit and white chocolate cupcakes.  


  • Michelle Druitt

    Hi Anna,

    I love your Instagram and have just found time to look in on your blog.
    I also had to come up with an alternative to Nanna and grandma as there was already enough of those in the family, so I played around with the Nanna bit and came up with ‘Ninna’, I don’t mind sharing if you don’t 🙂


    • A
      Mama Bear

      Hi Michelle,

      Thanks for your lovely comment and yes! I love Ninna! Thanks for sharing. Have a great day, love Anna xx

  • Karen @ Pieces of Contentment

    Absolutely delightful Anna – almost as good as your wonderful family news!!!! I had wondered in one of the photos your shared but hadn’t asked. So very pleased for you all!

    • A
      Mama Bear

      Thanks Karen, yes, very very exciting! Oh my! How wonderful to see the next generation coming through. Xx

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