What my degree in IPE didn't teach me about baking, DIY, fitness, and life…
So… Why Doctorate Housewife you ask? Well, I spent many years studying and eventually earned my PhD in International Political Economy. I finished shortly before my husband and I got married. At that point, we were looking at renovating the house and we realised that it made more sense for me to stay home and manage that than to go out and try and find a job. He joked that I’d gotten my doctorate only to become a housewife and the doctorate housewife title kinda stuck. Early disclaimer – I’m no Martha Stewart! I do enjoy baking though and I’m getting better at the DIY. I decided to start this blog as a way to document my experiments, both in the kitchen and around the house.
So that you can get to know me, I thought I’d start with a few posts on my this past year’s projects and then move on to my plans for 2012.
In the meantime, here are some fun facts about me…
Location: I’m an American living in Brussels with my British hubby and two charming kitties
Current Obsessions: Zumba, nordic walking (speed walking with poles – how crazy is that?!), speculoos spread (sold as Biscoff in the USA – Belgium is the home of speculoos, yum!), and anything peanut butter and chocolate related, Removing wallpaper (We have this great old house, but it needs some love – particularly in the form of wallpaper removal)
Other interests include… health and fitness and finding ways to express spirituality in today’s modern world.