Month: October 2019

THINK! DON’T DRIVE TIRED!

http://metodosalargarpene.es/ebioer/4392 This was the sign (of the road sign variety rather than the miracle variety) that I saw when I was driving home a few nights ago. Delirium had obviously kicked in as I found myself laughing out loud on my own in the car (it’s the small things!). The authorities clearly don’t mean this to be aimed at parents of little humans, do they?!? If they do, perhaps they could throw in some additional free childcare for us tired…

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IS EASTER THE NEW CHRISTMAS?

Christmas is a long distant memory, mothers’ day has past and we’re still enjoying the long-awaited (having arrived a couple of weeks’ later than last year) long weekend that is the Easter break. Backed onto a week with stepson number 2, we’ve (that is stepson number 2, the babies and I, Mr. High Heels’ would rather work than contend with the rest of the school-going world) enjoyed a trip to the cinema to see Beauty and the Beast (loved it!)…

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BEING DRIVEN POTTY BY TOILET TRAINING?

It’s been 28 days since the 2-and-a-half-year-old decided (finally…am I allowed to say that!?!) he wanted to take a pee on the potty. I’m not sure if this is normal, but when he did, I celebrated! Ever the pushy mother (I know my faults) I was hell-bent on getting him toilet trained by 2-years old. I was determined not to potty-train but to toilet-train. So determined in fact, that I wouldn’t even entertain the prospect of potties. I even banned…

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REFLECTIONS & RESOLUTIONS

I know, I know, every blogger is writing about new years’ resolutions. Although I’m not, not really anyway. I’ve never been a fan of new years’ resolutions. I’m more a ‘mid-year resolution’ kind of girl. Or a ‘I-need-to-make-change-now’ resolution. The crux of it is, I don’t believe that because it’s new year, you’ll make a resolution stick. So, I make the resolutions as I go. For example, in May 2016 I made a resolution that I would no longer iron…

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ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A TWO YEAR OLD?

The answer in my case is a resounding no. As I found out, unceremoniously, alerted by my 2-year old this week. I am a lawyer. I would consider myself to be doing okay in the smarts-stakes. But in the switched-on mother stakes, I’m still ranking in the ‘not-quite caught up with the vibe’ arena. Had it not been for 2-year olds’ astonishing ingenuity this week, I would have still be labouring under the misapprehension of ranking a little higher than…

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TO COMUTE OR NOT TO COMUTE…

Newly returned to work after a nice 10 and half month maternity break I’ve been looking forward to the sanity that a professional environment and work brings. Having been employed for many years I have recently taken the plunge into the unchartered waters of self-employment, both as a lawyer and a blogger.…

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Vicks® VH750 Warm Mist Humidifier

We recently returned from a beautiful holiday in the Canary Islands (see the post on ‘A little Taste of Paradise’ here). We had a fabulous time and both Toddler and Baby were as good as gold, even sleeping in until 7.30am on some days. We returned as relaxed as parents can be after a two-week holiday with two kids under two…

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Basic & Creamy Potato Soup #feedingabrokenheart

I do love a good recipe. For sometime now I have followed a food blog called http://pinchofyum.com/ Lindsay (of Pinch of Yum) creates the most delicious, easy idiot-proof recipes that are irresistible. She’s a foodie after my own heart.…

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Returning to Work Confessional…

Yesterday was International Women’s Day when I had planned to publish this post, but because I’m a working mum, time ran away with me and now it’s the day after International Women’s Day, but I’m going to publish my post anyway, because it’s relevant any day. Today (now yesterday) I bumped into my friend and neighbour. She has four children and has dedicated her life to looking after them. “I suppose you’re back at work?”, she asked, as I picked…

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THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST

If you read my post on it beginning to feel like Christmas you’ll know that I was a little behind in getting into the Christmas spirit due to works taking place at home. Whilst that didn’t stop me preparing in the background, I was certainly slow on the decorations uptake. We finally got the decs up on the 18th when Stepson Number 2 arrived having finished school. Every year we chose a colour scheme for the coming year and it…

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IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS…

Except, in the High Heels’ household it’s not. Not quite. Despite me being more excited than the children (even though they have no idea what time of year it is!), this year being the first year in the last 3 years that I’m not either a) just having given birth or b) being heavily pregnant, I am still struggling to get in the Christmas spirit. It’s not through want of trying my it is through my own doing!…

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A SLICE OF PARADISE

My dad is Spanish, from the Canary Islands, Spain’s southern-most archipelago. The island that is home for us is the third smallest out of seven Canary Islands. Seven?!? I hear you cry. I bet you thought there were only four islands. But they’re aren’t, there are seven and the one I’m going to talk to you about here is La Palma.…

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LAMB CUTLETS WITH ROASTED VEGETABLES & PARSLEY, WALNUT...

As this blog progresses, you will realise my absolute and total love with cooking and eating food. However, despite that, you will also learn that I am also a huge fan of one-pan dinners. Straightforward, no-nonsense, delicious dinners with minimal washing up for your washer-upper or, in my case my dishwasher, my favourite kitchen gadget by a long way.…

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BLOOD-CURDLING FRUIT PAVLOVA WITH RASPBERRY COMPOTE

In honour of Halloween and inspired by one of the final tasks in The Great British Bake Off, I decided I’d make a two-tiered fruit Pavlova for a dinner party on Saturday night. If you fancy trying it, here’s how:…

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DETOX HOW YOU DO THINGS!

Sometimes we need to change how we approach things to get results whether it’s at home or at work. Here’s I do things…

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IS EASTER THE NEW CHRISTMAS?

Christmas is a long distant memory, mothers’ day has past and we’re still enjoying the long-awaited (having arrived a couple of weeks’ later than last year) long weekend that is the Easter break. Backed onto a week with stepson number 2, we’ve (that is stepson number 2, the babies and I, Mr. High Heels’ would rather work than contend with the rest of the school-going world) enjoyed a trip to the cinema to see Beauty and the Beast (loved it!)…

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IS EASTER THE NEW CHRISTMAS

Christmas is a long distant memory, mothers’ day has past and we’re still enjoying the long-awaited (having arrived a couple of weeks’ later than last year) long weekend that is the Easter break. Backed onto a week with stepson number 2, we’ve (that is stepson number 2, the babies and I, Mr. High Heels’ would rather work than contend with the rest of the school-going world) enjoyed a trip to the cinema to see Beauty and the Beast (loved it!)…

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IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS…

Except, in the High Heels’ household it’s not. Not quite. Despite me being more excited than the children (even though they have no idea what time of year it is!), this year being the first year in the last 3 years that I’m not either a) just having given birth or b) being heavily pregnant, I am still struggling to get in the Christmas spirit. It’s not through want of trying my it is through my own doing!…

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THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST

If you read my post on it beginning to feel like Christmas you’ll know that I was a little behind in getting into the Christmas spirit due to works taking place at home. Whilst that didn’t stop me preparing in the background, I was certainly slow on the decorations uptake. We finally got the decs up on the 18th when Stepson Number 2 arrived having finished school. Every year we chose a colour scheme for the coming year and it…

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ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A TWO YEAR OLD?

The answer in my case is a resounding no. As I found out, unceremoniously, alerted by my 2-year old this week. I am a lawyer. I would consider myself to be doing okay in the smarts-stakes. But in the switched-on mother stakes, I’m still ranking in the ‘not-quite caught up with the vibe’ arena. Had it not been for 2-year olds’ astonishing ingenuity this week, I would have still be labouring under the misapprehension of ranking a little higher than…

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REFLECTIONS & RESOLUTIONS

I know, I know, every blogger is writing about new years’ resolutions. Although I’m not, not really anyway. I’ve never been a fan of new years’ resolutions. I’m more a ‘mid-year resolution’ kind of girl. Or a ‘I-need-to-make-change-now’ resolution. The crux of it is, I don’t believe that because it’s new year, you’ll make a resolution stick. So, I make the resolutions as I go. For example, in May 2016 I made a resolution that I would no longer iron…

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IS EASTER THE NEW CHRISTMAS?

Christmas is a long distant memory, mothers’ day has past and we’re still enjoying the long-awaited (having arrived a couple of weeks’ later than last year) long weekend that is the Easter break. Backed onto a week with stepson number 2, we’ve (that is stepson number 2, the babies and I, Mr. High Heels’ would rather work than contend with the rest of the school-going world) enjoyed a trip to the cinema to see Beauty and the Beast (loved it!)…

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Welcome (back) to my blog!

Welcome back to the newly launched website; From High Heels to High Chairs. After a lot of love from Crisp Digital, here we are and excited to be back! From High Heels to High Chairs was born in 2016, 18-months after the birth of my first child and only 4 months after the arrival of […]

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Surviving Easter with chocolate and Luton Hoo Spa

I survived Easter, just. It wasn’t without indulging, sorry allow me to rephrase that, over-indulging in multiple treats “because it’s Easter” and copious amounts of alcohol (most days, not just “because it’s Easter”!). Every year I swear I won’t let the kids have so much chocolate, because something in the chocolate turns them into wanton, […]

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Chicken & Lentil One-pot Wonder

My favourite kind of cooking are those minimal mess, one-pot dinners that are low maintenance, healthy and absolutely delicious. This recipe, curated from a traditional Palmero (my father’s heritage) recipe “Lentejas”, was originally a cheap, meat-free, hearty meal to which I have added chicken. I also sometimes add bacon lardons, spinach, chard, Cavolo Nero just to change it up a bit. The purists will hate it but this simple, uncomplicated dish will happily feed a family any time of year.

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Super School Mum (er…not!)

Three weeks back from the summer holiday and it’s week 3 of back to school. After a slow start (2 weeks of transitioning) they’re thrown in at the deep end of full days. As am I. It’s a shock to the system.

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Self-care; self-indulgence or self-preservation?

I recently read a blog post by The Bright Mama about self-care. It intrigued me because I have always been very pro-self-care; I always, without fail, have my nails done, I’m rarely seen out of the house without my face on and I like to dress well whether I’m in jeans or dressed for work. […]

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Are you achieving work life balance…

It’s work-life balance week. It’s taken me this long to actually get this post out here, but I have put spent a week thinking about it Here’s the definition of balance: balance /ˈbal(ə)ns/ noun an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady. “she lost her balance and fell” a situation in which different […]

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Eggless Vegetable Frittata

I ran out of eggs yesterday and being in #selfisolation I haven’t been able to get any. I love to do a tortilla, being of Spanish origin, and I often do these when I have leftover roast potatoes from Sunday’s dinner. So as not to break with tradition, I found a way around the absence of eggs! Here it is…

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When the reality of #Selfisolation hits

A week ago, we were laughing that self-isolation sounded like a wonderful thing and how lovely it would be to have time on our hands, even fantasising about what we’d do with it! Until it happened.

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Dining in, the new dining out!

It’s almost four weeks that we’ve been in lockdown. Every day feels like Groundhog Day! It’s the most bizarre Easter weekend we’ve ever experienced and yet the Husband and I were still looking forward to four days without our emails pinging and the phone ringing.

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Lorenzo’s Steak Diane

Serves 2 | 15 mins | 30 mins Ingredients 2 x 180g Sirloin Steaks 1 medium onion 2 cloves of garlic 50g Button mushrooms 1 tbsp English mustard 1 tbsp Dijon mustard A few dashes of Worcestershire sauce A dash of Tabasco 125ml red wine 75ml brandy Salt & pepper to taste 1 tbsp olive […]

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Skinny Chicken Caesar

Serves 2 | 10 mins | 25 mins Ingredients 1 chicken breast 1 anchovy fillet ½ a lemon 4 tbsp plain, fat-free yoghurt 10g grated parmesan Handful of rocket 1 Cos lettuce 1 Avocado Salt & pepper to taste Olive oil for cooking the chicken Method First butterfly your chicken breast. This means using a […]

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Lockdown Lowdown – Week 5

Despite the difficulties, being with the kids is a delight. The 5-year old is so my son, last week I recognised just how annoying I must be to live with! The Husband just laughed. A lot.

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Mascarpone and Blackcurrant Cheesecake

Smooth, wobbly and utterly decadent!

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Lockdown Lowdown – Week 7

Home confinement has meant many things to many of us; rest, recalibration and perhaps even long ‘to do’ lists. As we hit 7 weeks, here’s what we’re learning…

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