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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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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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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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