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Blogtacular Spectacular

I’ve just come back from the most fantastic weekend in London, which was filled with visiting amazing museums – including both old favourites and new discoveries – and attending the Blogtacular conference, which was so colourful it felt like a rainbow had exploded! You’ll be able to read about the museums I visited over on […] Read more…

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Summer Salad: Watermelon, Feta & Olives

We’ve been going through a spot of rather hot weather here in Berlin. Some days it’s just so hot, you don’t feel like cooking or even eating a warm meal. Time to bring out the summer salads! One of our family favourites, beloved by adults and kids alike, is our watermelon, feta cheese and black […] Read more…

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{Friday Five} Gift Ideas for little Football Fans

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock somewhere, you’re probably aware that the UEFA European Football Championship starts today. We’re pretty big fans of national football in our house, and always eagerly follow the European and World cups. Scotland, unfortunately, rarely qualifies – as is the case this time round – but luckily we still have […] Read more…

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Tuna, Olive & Tomato Sauce on Rice

Looking for a quick and easy recipe that can be whipped up in an instance using store cupboard staples? Look no further! Our tuna, olive & tomato sauce on rice can be put together in no time, the longest part of this recipe is waiting for the rice to cook! Both our kids love this. […] Read more…

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The Bear & The Fox on DaWanda

I’m super pleased to have had two of my DIY projects featured on the German website DaWanda recently. Now my German readers can go directly there, if they want to make the apple book shelf or the rocking zebra! And you can tell all your German speaking friends too. ********** Ich freue mich sehr, dass zwei […] Read more…

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{Friday Five} Foxy Friends for Foxy Kids

When you name your kid Fox, even if it’s just his middle name, you shouldn’t be surprised when you are inundated with fox themed gifts (well, okay, I admit I was responsible for at least half of them). When Mr Fox was born, fox print everything was still at the height of the kids fashion […] Read more…

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Meatballs and Magic

For a while now, we’ve developed a bit of a weekend family food ritual. Don’t you just love family rituals? I do! So I wanted to share ours with you. The ritual involves two of our favourite things – meatballs, and magic! One of our staple dishes and a firm family favourite from youngest to […] Read more…

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Gothenburg With Kids – Our Top Tips!

A while ago, we considered moving to Scandinavia. We looked at different locations, including Gothenburg. In the end, our plans came to nothing – but the desire to visit Gothenburg remained. I’d never visited any major cities in Sweden, and for some reason Gothenburg was always a bigger draw for me than Stockholm. So when […] Read more…

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Maibowle – or for the Love of Woodruff

I can’t believe we’ve almost reached the end of May! Before the month runs out, I wanted to share a much loved German beverage with you related to May: the ‘Maibowle’, a punch that uses aromatised wine as its base. One of the key ingredients is ‘Waldmeister’, a sweet woodland herb that goes by the English […] Read more…

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