By some enigma of reproduction that I don't like to think about, our family celebrate five birthdays in the eighteen days between Boxing Day and 13 January.
We start every year with a bang: copious champagne and a cornucopia of cake, lots of living large and too many trips to Brisbane.
Now it's over, it's time to start going to bed at a reasonable hour and to sleep in our own beds for extended periods. We'll be eating in and Mummy will be swapping carrots for cake.*
The response was overwhelming - loads of them do. For those of you who haven't yet been bitten by the Pinterest bug, it's like a virtual pin board. Remember when you collected recipes by clipping them out of magazines and filing them in a expander file? Pinterest is like that, without the news print transfer.
There was a reason I was asking. My friend Rachel, the genius behind Our Town Brisbane, had a great idea: why not start a communal Pinterest board where members of the Cooker and a Looker community could share recipes, tips and inspiration?
And because she's a genius, I've done just that.
My hope is that this board becomes a place where we can find is-it-dinner-time-already? inspiration and baking tips, share favourite recipes and seek advice. A spot on the internet where home cooks can hang out and lust over kitchen gadgets.
If you'd like to be part of our board, please send me an email with a link to your Pinterest profile and I'll add you.
* Fancy carrots, mind you! I bought myself a Benriner at the new year sales and now I can't stop turning vegetables into twirls!