THINK! DON’T DRIVE TIRED!
22nd October, 2018
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…Continue reading
BEING DRIVEN POTTY BY TOILET TRAINING?
22nd October, 2018
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…Continue reading
Welcome (back) to my blog!
11th April, 2019
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 […]Continue reading
Surviving Easter with chocolate and Luton Hoo Spa
30th April, 2019
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, […]Continue reading
Chicken & Lentil One-pot Wonder
17th September, 2019
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.Continue reading
Super School Mum (er…not!)
24th September, 2019
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.Continue reading
Self-care; self-indulgence or self-preservation?
4th October, 2019
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. […]Continue reading
Are you achieving work life balance…
14th October, 2019
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 […]Continue reading
Eggless Vegetable Frittata
24th March, 2020
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…Continue reading
When the reality of #Selfisolation hits
24th March, 2020
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.Continue reading