Blood-curdling Fruit Pavlova with raspberry compote

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:…Continue Reading

Detox How You Do Things!

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.…Continue Reading

A Slice of Paradise

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.…Continue Reading

High Heels’ Office Project

High Heels’ Office Project

A couple of months ago the Husband and I decided that we would build a garden office. He’s been self-employed for the last year and I will be taking the deep plunge myself into the exciting but uncharted waters of self-employment when my maternity leave ends soon, so we decided we needed some proper working space.…Continue Reading

Is it time to give yourself a time makeover?

Is it time to give yourself a time makeover?

This weekend I got to thinking (yes, it does hurt, particularly on a Saturday night!). I often hear myself complain to the Husband that “I haven’t got time”. Sound familiar? Lately, I hear myself complaining a lot about a not being able to do everything and a general lack of hours in the day. I can’t be doing the football runs, on the sidelines cheering, working full-time, putting home-cooked food on the table, doing the washing, and being super-mum to two babies, blah, blah, blah I hear myself whine. Something has to give, doesn’t it? Well, of course, it does.…Continue Reading

Shop till you drop…or not!

Shop till you drop…or not!

“Would you like to come to Selfridges?” This was the question the Husband asked me a few days ago. “I’ve got a meeting in Selfridges, come along, bring the kids and you can have a wander whilst I have my meeting and we’ll go for lunch afterwards” he said. Errr, ok. Was my instant thought. I answered quickly, “yes, okay. That would be nice”.

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Belle Epoque

Belle Epoque

Welcome to my blog. I’m Erika. Former shoe-buying IT Business Manager and now Corporate and Commercial Lawyer. Wife to the gorgeous Mr T, accidental step-mum to two lovely (most of the time) boys and mum to 18-month old and 4-month old boys.

Motherhood has been my biggest adventure and oh, how my life has changed. But I am still me.…Continue Reading