Meet Corrie

Hi, I’m Corrie and live in Sydney, Australia with my gorgeous husband and 5 beautiful children under the age of 8. Yes, that’s right. I have 5 under 8.  A 7 year old, 5 year old twins, a 3 year old and a 1 year old. They keep me on my toes. When I’m not cooking, cleaning, changing nappies or playing with them then I’m crafting. I sew, quilt, knit, crochet, stitch and love a spot of baking and shopping too.

I’m a qualified accountant by trade and worked in investment banking here in Sydney as well as London. I married an accountant but after almost 10 years in the city I knew that I didn’t want the long hours and was desperate to start our family. So I left work and fell pregnant the next month. Life is pretty crazy here. There are so many loads of laundry to do I might as well just camp out in there, I am like a canteen lady at my kitchen counter making up bottles and filling tummies. And there is the never ending picking up and tidying up after them too. But you know, I wouldn’t have it any other way. My place is definitely at home and I’m loving it.

I started blogging when I was overdue with my first baby, waaaaaay back in 2006. I wanted a way to share my knitting projects and a bit of family life since I was going to be at home with a new baby. I didn’t have any mummy friends around me and I figured I could meet a few online. I’ve learnt a lot about blogging along the way and now earn an income that has made a real difference in our household. And I pinch myself because I get to stay at home raising my beautiful (and big) family at the same time. I love to share our family life and all of my craft and baking projects with you all.

You can find out more about me on my FAQ page and if you have any questions just ask me at retromummy@hotmail.com. I’d love to hear from you.