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Local Chick – Anna Brophy

By Dan Hutton on June 15, 2016 in People

Photo: Grant Brooks

Photo: Grant Brooks

Anna Brophy is a relatively new arrival to Sydney’s shores. The Coogee ‘mummy blogger’ better known as Mummy Muckups shares her local favourites with The Beast…

How long have you lived here?
The end of February saw us load the car up and make the trek from Melbourne to Sydney. My husband was needed here for work and given our kids are not school aged just yet, we jumped at the opportunity to come along.

What’s your favourite beach? I am still pinching myself that we have the beautiful Coogee beach close by, and I especially love the small wading space that appears beside the ocean pool.

What’s your favourite eatery? The Coogee Pavilion is such an incredible space for all types of occasions. If I can sip a coffee peacefully and watch my kids build forts with Jenga, I am all over it.

Where do you like to have a drink? We are still in the early years with little ones, so I genuinely love some cold bubbles with my husband on our balcony on these amazing Sydney evenings.

Do you have a favourite sporting team? I am so lost watching rugby (though my husband is trying hard to teach me). I have always been a Bombers girl. Think it’s going to be a long season.

What music are you into at the moment? I am a total Top 40 girl. Whatever I can sing along to, loudly, in the car or shower is a winner for me.

Who is your favourite person? Is Jimmy Giggle appropriate? Of course my two kids are an absolute given, and my lycra-legged husband is always the holder of my hand and heart.

What do you do for work? I am a trained secondary school teacher who then became a mum and has since morphed into a writer. I have founded a blog called Mummy Muckups, in which I aim to share the truth from the labour ward, to the playground, right through to arsenic hour.

What’s your favourite thing about work? My brain was fast getting lost in the world of nappies, sleeps and feed times, so writing has given me a chance to kick it back into motion again, to tell it like it is, and to share my belief that our best is always good enough as parents.

Do you have a favourite quote? A wise old man once said, “This, too, shall pass”. The ancient proverb was my ‘go to’ advice with small children who didn’t like to sleep, and still is today.

Any other words of wisdom for readers of The Beast? In the infamous words of Yazz & The Plastic Population, “the only way is up”! I am totally going to roll with this.