A little about me; my name is Sarah Christie and I write Extraordinary Chaos, a UK Family lifestyle blog. I am based in a village not far from Manchester and have a passion for new adventures, travel, theatre, interiors, food and craft.
I have a wonderful husband and two amazing, very active and sporty boys aged 19 and 14 who share my love of life and the new and exciting. Thus we love to share our likes, loves and adventures as life ever changes with a growing chaotic family. And also how Chris and I adapt to life as our boys grow up.
Being a mum is the best job in the world. And one I am so grateful for every day. But it has it’s challenges. Family life is normal not perfect and we should embrace that. Perfect is dull!
Our oldest son also suffers from type 1 diabetes; he was diagnosed at 10 which temporarily turned our lives upside down. But with a great deal of work we now mostly have this under control, although it tends to throw us a challenge every now and then.
We love seeing the world together and are always looking for our next adventure. We share our family travel adventures here, and as the boys are getting older there are also a few girls and romantic couple breaks.
Here you can follow my latest family meals, cake, slimming world and cocktail recipes.
When I first got married I had no idea how to cook, my cooking skills are a product of years of practice with many cooking disasters. However my love of food and determination fuelled me to persevere and master cooking as a concept. I still make many mistakes, some recipes take a few attempts until I am happy and they make it onto these pages.
However this proves that if we have the desire anyone can cook and I am here to help you with that. With my “If I can cook them, any one can recipes” Being a good cook is just about having the ability to follow a recipe.
I have always been passionate about interiors and we never seem to stop renovating our home. When we finish a home project we promise ourselves a rest, but that never happens, the itchy feet kick in a we find something new to change. Check out our latest home renovation and interiors posts for our never ending home projects.
Work Life And Blogging
Blogging has been part of my life for 6 years, I love every crazy day my career brings me. It brings many challenges, but also many worderful friends and opportunities. You can also find me blogging over at Cruising With Kids family cruise blog.
My core trade is hairdressing, and I worked as a teacher for many years teaching level 3, bridal and avant garde hair. However I left teaching to work on my blog.
I also work part time in a busy town centre hair salon. It seems being a hairdresser is not something I could live without! I adore creating new styles and colours to make my clients feel great.
Some of the brands I have worked with.
Walt Disney World Web Site
Mark Warner Family Ambassador 2017
Contact Sarah at: firstname.lastname@example.org