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Review: Lil’ollo Bilingual Flashcards

A little while ago, I introduced you to Lil’ollo and their beautiful world maps. Today, I wanted to tell you a little more about this small independent business, which also produces beautiful bilingual flash cards and games. Lil’ollo was founded by Alex, who lives in the UK with her Italian husband and two children, so is […] Read more…

5 GreatWinter Moviesfor Families

5 Great Winter Movies for Families

It’s National Popcorn Day today! What better excuse to snuggle under a blanket with a nice big bowl of popcorn and watch a movie together. School only goes until noon on Fridays, so Friday often ends up as our default movie afternoon. And if weekdays aren’t an option for you, there’s always the weekend. After […] Read more…

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White Chocolate & Marshmallow Popcorn

If you started the new year with the resolution of trying to lead a healthier life, then look away now! It’s National Popcorn Day this coming Friday, so I’ve been experimenting with some new popcorn recipes and the one I’m sharing here is unashamedly indulgent. My kids were obviously delighted that they had to help […] Read more…

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Review: One Third Stories

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you may know that I am very passionate about nurturing language learning in children (in case you missed it, you can read the tips I shared in my previous post). Our boys are being raised bilingually just as I was myself. So far, the boys had […] Read more…

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Winter Wonderland Picture Books

It’s time for another round up of books, and given the time of year, this week we are sharing some of our favourite Winter picture books with you! These are the perfect books for curling up together under a colsie blanket, and dreaming about another snow day. So, clockwise, starting from the top: The Tomten, […] Read more…

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Winter Warmer: Spiced Porridge

Today I’m going to share my first COLSIE* tip with you for Winter! I like to eat porridge for breakfast pretty much all year round – what can I say, we are in Scotland after all – but especially in Winter it’s lovely to start the day with a nice steaming bowl of warm and […] Read more…

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How to Survive a Scottish Winter

Happy New Year everyone! As much as I have enjoyed having a little rest from blogging, it feels good to be back after the holiday break. Are you full of resolutions for the year ahead, or does the post-Christmas slump have you in its grip? January and February can be a tough couple of months […] Read more…

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Have Yourself a Colsie Christmas

Move over hygge, there’s a new kid in town! Unless you’ve been living under a rock, it will have been difficult to escape the Danish ‘hygge’ trend, that has swept the interior design and lifestyle worlds these past two years. It’s sometimes translated as cosy, but is generally considered to encompass much more than that – […] Read more…

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Christmas Cookies: Jammy Hearts

Today, I have another yummy Christmas cookie recipe for you. Because what is even better than melt-in-the-mouth buttery vanilla cookies? Melt-in-the-mouth buttery vanilla cookies with jam in the middle! Ingredients 150g gluten free flour 50g caster sugar a pinch of salt 1 sachet of vanilla sugar or one teaspoon of vanilla essence 50g ground almonds 100g […] Read more…

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