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To my son on his last day of nursery

Dear Oskar Bear – 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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Summertime Mixtape

Only three more sleeps until the boys and I are off on our summer holiday (poor daddy has to stay in Berlin, as he has an important work deadline), so I put together some songs to get us in to the summer holiday spirit. Not that they need much encouragement, lol. You won’t find any ‘kiddy […] Read more…

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Chocolate Courgette Cake

Last week, The Boy and I were invited to visit the Domäne Dahlem here in Berlin – a working farm and museum to the south of the city centre. As well as a tour of their relatively new interactive exhibition all about food and its journey from nature to your table, which I will be […] Read more…

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CSD Berlin 2016

Another weekend, another explosion of rainbows in Berlin Schöneberg. Today, it was the Christopher Street Day march – a.k.a. Berlin Pride – that travelled past our way. We walked about 1km down the road to meet the beginning of it, then stopped to watch for a while – we had great front row spaces, and […] Read more…

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{Friday Five} Summer Holiday Reads for Kids

So, the school summer holidays have finally started here in Berlin, though the boys’ still have another week until their nurseries go on their summer breaks (and the older boy is actually finishing nursery altogether, as he starts at school after summer!) Looking ahead to our vacation – the boys’ first beach holiday ever, and my […] Read more…

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Lemon Confetti Cake

Any excuse for a cake, and nothing screams summer like a refreshing lemon cake. Well, I think so anyway. With some butter cream icing and confetti sprinkles on top for extra decadence. Of course. Ingredients for the cake: 250g butter or margarine 150g sugar 4 eggs 250g gluten free flour (I usually use Schär or […] Read more…

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{Berlin} A Street Festival in the Rainbow Quarter

I’ve mentioned before, that when we moved house last summer, we knowingly moved in to the heart of Berlin’s ‘Rainbow Quarter’. If you look up our neighbourhood in a guide book, it wouldn’t strike you as being typically popular with families. It has been one of the centres of Berlin’s gay scene since the 1920s, and […] Read more…

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Travelling with Kids: a little Scottish Adventure

Last week, I shared some thoughts about travelling solo with my kids. We just got back from our week in Scotland, and I’ve put together a little account of our trip from the diary I kept while we were away – the good, the bad, and the delirious! I hope you enjoy the read. Thursday […] Read more…

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Something for the Weekend

I’m away with the boys this weekend, on our short holiday in Scotland, but I’ve put together some fun and interesting links for you in advance, to peruse as your leisure: Thinking about making one of these phases of the moon garlands for the boys’ bedroom. The most beautiful places in Germany you never knew […] Read more…

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