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10 Things We Love About Autumn

Autumn has been skulking around for a couple of weeks now, but today is the Autumnal Equinox in the UK and I think it’s safe to officially say: Autumn is here! And I could not be happier, since it is my favourite season. My boys really love Autumn too, so I thought I’d share some […] Read more…

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{Edinburgh} Exploring the Royal Botanic Garden

One of my favourite places in Edinburgh is the Royal Botanic Garden, or the ‘Botanics’ as it’s known colloquially. I have fond memories of Sunday afternoons spent there as a child. So it’s a wonder it’s taken my so long to take my boys there, since moving back here. But yesterday was a public holiday […] Read more…

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5 Great Picture Books to Welcome Autumn

With Autumn firmly on our doorstep, I thought I’d share some of our favourite seasonal pictures books for the most wonderful time of the year! Since we now have not one, but two local libraries with children’s sections nearby, we have been making a lot more use of our library membership, so you’ll be finding a […] Read more…

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Butternut Squash Soup

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll already know I’m over the moon that Autumn is on our doorstep. It’s my favourite time of the year, and yesterday we got in to the seasonal mood by combining two of my favourite Autumn things for dinner: soup and pumpkin. Well, butternut squash, but they are from […] Read more…

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Books for Starting Nursery/ Pre-School

After my book round-up a couple of weeks ago with our favourite books for starting school, I thought I’d also do a similar one for younger kids. Now that Oskar has settled in to his new school, it’s Mr Fox’s turn to settle in to his new nursery. He’s already a bit of an old […] Read more…

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Christmas in September

You may be wondering why I’m posting a picture of myself in a Christmas jumper, when it’s only September and Autumn has barely begun. Well, later this month, I’ve off to Manchester to take part in the ‘BlogOn Xmas‘ blogging conference. Yes, that’s right, a Christmas themed blogging conference, in September. It may seem like […] Read more…

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Playground Accidents – A Baptism of Fire

Accidents happen, even to the most vigilant parents. SPOILER: Everything is fine! It was only a matter of time. My older son (age 6.5) is quiet, thoughtful, introverted. He does move through the day in constant motion, reminiscent of the Duracell bunny adverts – a fact that always perplexed his nursery teacher, who couldn’t understand […] Read more…

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August Snapshots

August in Snapshots, according to my iPhone (mostly)… Settling in to our new home. Farmers’ Market in the shadow of the Castle. Farmers’ Market goodies. Beautiful day by the Union Canal. Gotta make the best of that ice-cream weather! The doorways of Edinburgh. Rainy day pursuits. And then we built a rocket… Corn dogs! These were […] Read more…

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Digging for Dinosaurs

I’ve resurrected my ‘Kids in Museums Book Club’ series, over on my other blog, so you will find this week’s book recommendation at Museum Diary – including an exclusive discount code! So don’t delay, check it out! Read more…

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Sausage & Courgette Spaghetti

My two boys are like little rabbits when it comes to vegetables, they will nibble away at endless amounts of raw veggies – cucumber, tomato, pepper, kohlrabi, carrots. Sometimes, when I’m serving a side salad for the grownups at dinner time, and forget to put anything out for them, they will be like “hey, were’s […] Read more…

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