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Fruit & Herb Jams

With a popular weekly farmer’s market just round the corner from our new apartment, I’ve been on a bit of a jam making mission over the summer. Both the children and adults in our family enjoy a nice jammy piece (or jam sandwich, for all the non Scots) for breakfast – or lunch, or dinner […] Read more…

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Holiday Snapshots Part 2: Norden

The second week of our summer holiday, we spent in Norden, a town on the German coast in Lower Saxony. Unfortunately, it was rather cooler than the summer time average temperatures and – more of a problem for a seaside vacation – it rained for most of the week. But we still managed to have […] Read more…

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Holiday Snapshots Part 1: Wuppertal

Whilst my older son is enjoying an extended summer holiday with his grandparents, the rest of us are in Berlin getting back in to our daily routine. We had a lovely two weeks away, and I thought I’d share a couple of our holiday pics with you. Since I took quite a few (surprise, surprise), […] Read more…

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Another Milestone Mastered

So, I’m back from my summer vacation. With one kid less than I started out with. *Spoiler Alert* EVERYTHING IS FINE! My older son just decided that since he is a big boy now – he’s graduated from nursery and will be starting school shortly, after all – he wanted to stay at his grandparents on […] Read more…

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Mummy & Mini…at the Beach

The boys and I are off on our first ever beach holiday today for a week! Unfortunately, the weather doesn’t look too good, but we’re being optimistic and have packed a few beach essentials. Firstly, our beloved hats – I brought mine back from London in June, and the boys wanted ones ‘just like mummy’. […] Read more…

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{Friday Five} Board Games for Kids age 2+

The first week of our summer holiday has been marked by endless rain. We’ve been outside in our rain gear, gone to the cinema, and been for a treat in the local ice cream parlour, but eventually cabin fever starts to set in. Time to break out some board games. We started playing board games […] Read more…

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Rote Grütze

Summer time is berry time. In fruit salads, as cake toppings, or simply as they are. In Germany, another popular fresh berry dish is ‘Rote Grütze’ – the literal translation is ‘red gruel’, which doesn’t sound particularly appetizing. But in actual fact, it’s a delicious dessert made with a mixture of different berries. Ingredients 300g […] Read more…

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Popsicle Prints (with free download)

I wanted to surprise the boys on their last day of nursery, and to celebrate the start of both the summer holidays and the start of a new chapter in my older boy’s life (in case you missed it, he starts school after the summer). And what screams summer holiday more than ice cream? So […] Read more…

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To my son on his last day of nursery

To my Darling Boy – Today I picked you up from your nursery for the last time (or Kita, as we call it here). For the past four years and eight months you have been going there almost every day, apart from vacation times. On some days, you would be waiting by the door, sad that […] Read more…

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