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Some Favourite Picture Books About Books

Today’s book round-up came about, because I was invited to suggest a topic for tonight’s #top5friday Twitter chat hosted by The Happy Book Club, and it’s an idea I had been playing around with in my head for a while – picture books about books! How meta is that. Turns out, there are quite a […] Read more…

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5 Books For Starting (At A New) School

It’s that time of year. In some places, the summer holidays have just started. In Scotland, schools go back next week. Last year, I wrote extensively about what it’s like starting school in Germany, or specifically in Berlin. This year, Oskar isn’t starting school for the first time, but he is starting at a *new* […] Read more…

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{Edinburgh} Down On The Farm

Did you know that there is a farm, right in the middle of Edinburgh? After a rather wet week or so (not that I’m complaining, I’ll take Scottish summer rain over the sweltering Berlin summers any day), we finally had another dry day with sunshine and blue skies yesterday, so I took the boys for […] Read more…

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Flotti Karotti – the Jumping Carrot Game

With all the rain we’ve been having this summer, both in Berlin and in Edinburgh, our board games have been getting a good work out. We always find that a round of board games is perfect for chasing away the rainy day blues, and there is one game that is a stand out favourite with […] Read more…

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Picture Books for Visiting Edinburgh

A while ago, I did a round up of our favourite Scottish kids books. But with our recent return to Scotland’s bonnie capital, and the Edinburgh Festival about to kick off, I thought it would be the perfect time to follow up with another edition of Scottish kids books just about Edinburgh! So without further […] Read more…

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{St Andrews} An Aquarium & some Meerkats

Last week, I took the boys to visit a very good friend of ours in Dundee for two nights. The weather was gorgeous when we arrived, and we hit the beach straight away, but the next day it was chucking it down with rain. As we’ve visited Dundee several times before and wanted to do […] Read more…

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July Snapshots

Julyย in Snapshots, according to my iPhone (mostly)โ€ฆ Anyone fancy some ‘Spargel’ (asparagus) ice cream? Or would you prefer blackcurrant and matcha? One last trip to the newly revamped Lego Store Berlin New hair cut Packing up our Berlin apartment Waking up in Edinburgh! We can see the Castle from our new kitchen window! Fixing up […] Read more…

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Favourite Picture Books About Planes

We may not have finished sorting out our new house yet, but we have finished unpacking all the books. And you know what that means, don’t you? Friday Five book recommendations are back! The boys were really excited to be heading off in to their new life on a plane, so I thought a round […] Read more…

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{Edinburgh} Life’s a Beach in Portobello

We finally have internet! I know it’s a bit of a first world problem, but when you write a blog, it’s good to be back online after an almost two week hiatus. If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen that we have arrived safely in Edinburgh and are slowly settling in to […] Read more…

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