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February Snapshots

February in Snapshots, according to my iPhone (mostly)… February started off with a trip to Wuppertal to visit the grandparents during the Berlin winter school holidays. Kids can pick up lots of fab freebies on the ICE trains to keep them occupied! Pretty much the coolest tap ever, spotted at the Tammel Tammel Baby Lounge […] Read more…

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Pancake Favourites

Happy Pancake Day, everyone! Just when the post Christmas winter slump really starts to hit you, along comes a day where it is totally legit to stuff yourselves with pancakes. Not that we need an excuse, haha. Last year, we had a pancakes & popcorn party to celebrate, since Granny Scotland was visiting, but I […] Read more…

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Slotted Cardboard Dinohouse (or Dollhouse)

When my elder son said to me a while ago, we needed to build a house for our dinosaurs, what was I going to do? Of course, I had to rise to the challenge! We still had a couple of empty moving boxes kicking about that would be perfect for this. But I didn’t want yet […] Read more…

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Family Favourite: One Pot Chicken Alfred

It’s time to share another one of our quick, easy mid-week, family favourite meals with you. This recipe actually comes courtesy of my husband, it’s one of his signature dishes! The name is a derivative of the dish ‘Chicken Alfredo’, of which this is an adapted, one pot version (less washing up!) We changed it to […] Read more…

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5 Tips for Nurturing Language in Kids

Today is International Mother Language Day, a worldwide observance held annually on 21st February to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. It reminded me, that it’s been a while since I wrote about bilingual parenting. Although I grew up bilingual myself, and consider myself a native speaker of English, I was monolingual […] Read more…

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{Friday Five} Danish Kids Favourites

  Somewhere between my first and my second baby, I discovered my love for Danish design. Since we’d saved pretty much all our baby stuff the first time round, baby no.2 was fully equipped, which I took as an excuse to invest in a couple of additional high quality pieces, so he wouldn’t just have hand-me-downs. […] Read more…

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Orange & Almond Cake (GF)

What better excuse than National Almond Day (yes, it’s a thing!) to share one of my favourite recipes with you! Almonds are great for gluten free baking, because recipe with ground almonds often don’t require flour as sell, eliminating the need for cumbersome substituting. This cake is a particular favourite, because it’s lovely and moist […] Read more…

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5 Reasons I Fell Out of Love With Winter

I love Winter. I’m a cold weather person through and through. My unnecessarily large collection of knitwear and wooly hats will attest to that. And unlike most people I know, the prospect of months and months of subzero temperatures and the potential of snow does not fill me with dread. At least, that used to […] Read more…

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{Friday Five} Favourite Books About the Mail

Following on from my post about the mini post office we made for our eldest’s fifth birthday, I’m sharing some of our favourite picture books about delivering and receiving mail with you, in this week’s Friday 5! The Jolly Postman, by Janet & Allan Ahlberg – In this very special interactive book full of little envelopes to […] Read more…

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You’ve Got Mail! DIY Mini Post Office

I’ve been getting quite a few questions about the little grocery store in our playroom, that keeps popping up in my Instagram feed, so I thought I would write a post about it and how we revamped it. I’ve previously blogged about it on my museum blog, but I’m in the process of redesigning that and […] Read more…

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