Being driven potty by toilet training

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!…Continue Reading

Are you smarter than a 2-year old?

Are you smarter than a 2-year old?

The answer in my case is a resounding no. As I found out, unceremoniously, alerted by my 2-year old this week.
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Is Easter the new Christmas?

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.…Continue Reading

Basic + creamy potato soup #feedingabrokenheart

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.…Continue Reading

Returning to work confessional…

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 her up a few roads away from where we live. I’d stopped to offer her a lift, as I would anyway, but in particular, today as she was laden with a shopping bag and 2 4-pint bottles of milk hooked onto one stretched and overworked finger!…Continue Reading

Think! Don’t Drive Tired!

Think! Don’t Drive Tired!

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 parents to have a much-needed, mid-morning kip……Continue Reading

Reflections and Resolutions

Reflections and 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 those items that didn’t need it! You’ll be pleased to hear I stuck to it and as menial as it sounds, it makes a big difference to my workload!…Continue Reading

The Ghost of Christmas Past

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 was therefore important that I awaited his arrival! Not to mention the small fact that the work was not due to be completed until the 23rd. Nothing like cutting it fine!…Continue Reading

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas….

It’s beginning to feel 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!…Continue Reading

Lamb Cutlets with Roasted Vegetables & Parsley, Walnut and Alioli Pesto (& the untimely death of my beloved KitchenAid® Food Processor!)

Lamb Cutlets with Roasted Vegetables & Parsley, Walnut and Alioli Pesto (& the untimely death of my beloved KitchenAid® Food Processor!)

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.…Continue Reading