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Bye bye, Berlin

The day has come. After almost six years in Berlin, we packed up our things and flew back to Edinburgh earlier today! I know I alluded a lot to moving house over the past few weeks, without actually saying where we were going, so this may come as a surprise to many. But it wasn’t […] Read more…

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Kids Activity Travel Kit

We are moving house next week, and the last couple of nights we’ll be staying at a friend’s house. Then another couple of nights in a hotel at the other end until our things arrive. In the mean time, I need to find a way to entertain the boys, who have been getting increasingly grumpy as […] Read more…

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Travelling on the ICE with Kids

In my travel guide to Wuppertal from the other week, I mentioned that we always took the ICE high speed train from Berlin to Wuppertal, so I thought I would tell you a bit more about travelling with the ICE in Germany. ICE is short for Intercity-Express, and is a system of high-speed trains running […] Read more…

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June Snapshots

We are moving house in just over a week, and most of our things have already been packed up – including our books! So I’m afraid my book round-ups will have to take a bit of a break. In the mean time, I have June’s snapshots for you, before I scale back a bit over […] Read more…

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Wuppertal with Kids

This has been a bit of a crazy week, with a sick kiddo amongst other things, so my usual blogging schedule is in a bit of disarray. So, instead of a Friday Five round up, I’ve got a very special travel guide for you today. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen […] Read more…

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5 Picture Books for Father’s Day

We’ve already celebrated Father’s Day in Germany this year last month, but it’s Father’s Day in the UK (and also the US and other places) this coming weekend, so for the latest edition of my Friday Five book roundup, I’ve put together some of our favourite picture books for dads – plus one that’s on […] Read more…

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Cheers to Hugo!

Today’s post is one for the parents – with summer well and truly on our doorstep, it’s time to talk about summer cocktails. In the UK, we were quite partial to a glass of Pimm’s. But since moving to Berlin, we have been introduced to Hugo, which everyone here seems to love as a summer […] Read more…

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How to Organise Jigsaw Puzzles

My boys are both really in to doing puzzles, so today I’m sharing some tips with you on how I organise our jigsaw puzzles. My biggest bugbear is these kinds of puzzles (see above) that just come on a sheet of cardboard and not in a box. However, they are popular and cheap, often available at […] Read more…

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More Summer Picture Book Reads for Kids

After partaking in our first BBQ of the year in Edinburgh, earlier this week (let’s not talk about the month’s worth of rain that came down the day before), and more ice-cream weather in Berlin today, I think we can say Summer is definitely well on its way. Time for another round-up of summer picture […] Read more…

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Fuse Bead Pride Badges

June marks the start of Pride season, with marches and street festivals kicking off all around the world. We live in the heart of Berlin’s so-called ‘Rainbow Quarter’, and least year we really threw ourselves into the spirit of things with rainbow flags, socks even wings! For anyone heading out to a Pride event this […] Read more…

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