About me

Danielle Colley

I’m Danielle.

I’m a writer, a tv producer, a mother, a photographer, a dreamer and a lover of great food.

I enjoy cooking for my family and friends and I hope to share that with you. What I really love is eating, so cooking became a necessity for me and now it is part of my…..well, I’d like to say soul but it’s more like stomach.

My mother is one of my biggest cooking inspirations, in fact, she’s one of my biggest life inspirations. We’ll get to her another day.
My blog will alternate between food ideas and musings, so if you love one more than the other you never have too long to wait to be satisfied.

I find it very easy to laugh at life, and myself. Life is absurd, and if you don’t roll with it, you’re just go crazy pushing the proverbial uphill.

I love being a mother. Something happened the day my son was born and my capacity for love grew through the roof. I never realised your heart could exist outside your body, but it does.

It runs around making siren noises in the shape of a little man I call D Man.

Now, a couple of years later, I have two external hearts, the other a wee lass we call Kiki. She has her father’s dimples and I think they’ll get her into trouble one day, but right now they get her everywhere.

Without further ado, I welcome to you to the contents of my head…..and my pantry.

I hope you enjoy the ride.

Feel free to let me know your thoughts. I’d love this to be an exchange and not purely voyeuristic on your behalf…..but if just you like to watch, please be my guest.

If you’d like to contact me you can catch me at danielle@rawbody.com.au


35 Responses to “About me”

  1. Lyn July 11, 2012 at 12:44 am #

    Wow! What an intelligent, well written, interesting blog, Danni ! Good for you. Keep those yummy Steller/Colley Recipes a-comin’ please. Yummo!
    Lots of love, Lyn Xxx

  2. Ruth Schapira July 12, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

    I love your description of your heart existing outside your body, I can remember not being able to comprehend how much room there was in that small organ. Love just fills you up!

  3. notatypicalmom July 17, 2012 at 3:12 am #

    “I’m looking forward to seeing how big my heart can grow before it simply bursts.” Beautiful. Thanks for visiting my site. I love your blog.

  4. faydanamyjake July 30, 2012 at 9:36 pm #

    Lovely to meet you 🙂 your blog looks great, I will enjoy exploring.
    Thanks for popping by fly on the wall.
    Parenting is amazing isn’t it, and often hilarious 🙂

  5. thelikeffect August 16, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

    Love your blog Danni, can’t wait to hear more xx Francesca

  6. Fern DeVilliers August 31, 2012 at 10:12 pm #

    Hey Danielle, loving this blog. Always looking for new recipes and these look great! Can’t wait to read more. 🙂

  7. sybaritica September 1, 2012 at 7:02 am #

    Nice blog. I just followed you. I also like your gravatar … what an enigmatic shot!

    • Keeping Up With The Holsbys September 1, 2012 at 7:04 am #

      Really? Thanks. Enigmatic, no less. Hand held iPhone. Good work, Apple!!!

      So thrilled you enjoy the blog. Thank you for mentioning it.

      Sent from my iPhone

  8. larissanichols September 9, 2012 at 10:21 am #

    Thank you for stopping by and liking my blog post Danielle, I am touched. Truly.
    Ever since my early parenting days (late 80s – early 90s) back in Russia, I am not a big fan of cooking (to put it mildly) – there were no other options, I simply had to cook. Now I just do not have time to cook. But admire that cooking passion in others. I do.

    Take a lot of pictures of everything and everyone, one day I will show you what you can do with them. When you are curious enough.

  9. Margriet Barnes October 3, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    Hi Danielle, how times change! I remember our night at, I think it was the Thai Dicq Shack in Jersey, with Emerson and Rebecca. Good times..
    Now I’m also a mother of two and since I stopped working after our second girl 7 months ago into cooking. So looking forward to trying out some of your recipes, as they look delicious! Any coming up with a Dutch influence 🙂 ?

    • Keeping Up With The Holsbys October 3, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

      Ha, I made erwten soep once and I got such terrible wind I vowed never to do it again!!! There’s a Dutch Ginger Cake on here and that’s ridiculously yummy.
      Congratulations on your family. I do hear your news when I catch up with Bex.
      Thanks for letting me know you’re dropped by. I do love when people let me know they’ve checked it out.

      Take care xxx

  10. Sonya Loveday October 19, 2012 at 12:43 am #

    Hello 🙂 I’ve nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger award. Follow the link to pick up your award. Thanks! http://sonyaloveday.wordpress.com/2012/10/18/id-like-to-thank-the-academy/

  11. smirkpretty December 13, 2012 at 1:51 am #

    What a lovely blog! It’s so cozy and friendly. I look forward to coming by for regular visits!

  12. objectpermanenceblog December 21, 2012 at 12:21 am #

    Thanks for finding my blog—I’m so happy to find yours!

  13. littlestlovenest January 3, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

    I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster award! Check out my blog for the details: littlestlovenest.wordpress.com. ♡

  14. blowingoffsteamandmore March 30, 2013 at 8:46 am #

    Can’t wait to read more posts!

  15. makingitthroughmonday April 16, 2013 at 11:23 am #

    Just wanted to let you I gave a nomination for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Check It out here…

    Thanks for writing and continuing to motivate me every day!
    -Making It Through Monday Mum

  16. lesliesholly April 18, 2013 at 1:25 pm #

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and liking my post Dear Mom in the Pew. I’m looking forward to reading more about you and your little dinosaur lover. 🙂

  17. Dida May 31, 2013 at 10:43 am #


    I’ve given you a blog award because I really like your blog!

    xx Dida

  18. ckliment June 15, 2013 at 2:32 am #

    Thanks for the like. Totes appreciated and for keeping us ‘cool’.

  19. RaisingDragonBoy June 19, 2013 at 4:53 pm #

    Thanks for liking my post. As a mother, I can certainly relate to your feelings on capacity to love; I am continually surprised by it too! Love to read more. Cheers, Dragon Boy and Mom

  20. Rita Rosenback June 19, 2013 at 10:12 pm #

    Thank you for stopping by my blog, glad you liked it. Love your writing style and honest approach to everyday parenting.

  21. theflashcook June 26, 2013 at 1:06 am #

    Hi thanks for visiting my blog. Great recipes and photos!

  22. qui sum June 26, 2013 at 2:47 am #

    Thank you for complimenting my post. Yours are lovely as well.

  23. RaisingDragonBoy July 6, 2013 at 12:58 am #

    Hi, I nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogger Award! Congratulations and thank you for your incredible contributions to the blogging community! Even if you don’t pass it on, I hope I at least brought a smile to your face : ) http://raisingdragonboy.com/2013/07/05/super-sweet-blogger-award-nomination/
    Cheers, Mom of Dragon Boy

    • Keeping Up With The Holsbys July 7, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

      You have indeed brought a big smile to my face. Thank you for your kindness!

      Sent from my iPhone

      On 06/07/2013, at 12:58 AM, Keeping Up With The Holsbys

  24. 2ndhalfolife January 15, 2014 at 1:42 am #

    Thanks for the visit!

  25. Lynsey March 1, 2014 at 1:31 pm #

    Dear Danielle,
    Just wanted to say thank you so much for taking a snap of me and my daughter – and featuring us on your blog. I emailed the link to my family and friends in the UK, they loved seeing it, so thank you!
    Hope to bump into you and your family at the markets again soon!
    Take care

  26. Laxman Prajapati April 5, 2014 at 9:19 pm #


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