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Easy-Peasy DIY Cheese Box Lantern

It’s only a few days to go until the festival of St Martin. Not a festival that is celebrated in Scotland, but it’s very popular in Germany and luckily the German Church in Edinburgh commemorates it every year, so the boys don’t need to miss out. I’ve written in depth before, about the history of […] Read more…

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Review: Cheeky Monkeys Game

As I’ve mentioned here on the blog before, we absolutely LOVE board games in our house. We have a whole cupboard full, including many favourites from when I was a child. So when I was contacted by Orchard Toys, asking if I would like to become an Orchard Toys blogger, I jumped at the chance! […] Read more…

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Blueberry & Pear Muffins

With the days getting darker and colder, I just can’t help myself baking some nice, comforting treats. Like these blueberry and pear muffins. They never last very long, the boys just gobble them up! Ingredients (makes 12) 200g gluten free self-raising flour, e.g. Dove’s Farm or Sainsbury’s 1/2 tsp gluten free baking powder 2 Tbsp […] Read more…

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October Snapshots

October in Snapshots, according to my iPhone (mostly)… Autumn cupcakes from our favourite neighbourhood bakery. He played a cat in his school’s Harvest festival performance. Learning how to peel apples (apparently very exciting). Who needs Hallowe’en as an excuse to dress up? Not this boy. This is how he decided to go to Sunday school a […] Read more…

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Review: Mr Dusty the Garbage Truck

Imagine you are 3 years old and absolutely LOVE garbage trucks (yup, never understood this obsession myself, but apparently it’s a thing among kids). Then one day, you come home from nursery and there’s a humungous garbage truck sitting in the middle of your bedroom, waiting for you to play with it. Not only that, […] Read more…

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Best of Hallowe’en 2017

I’m sitting here late at night, finally grabbing a bite to eat and watching the GBBO final on catch-up, after the boys eventually came down from their sugar rush and fell asleep way past their bedtime. We went guising (trick or treat) with friends from school, gathering sweeties in exchange for magic tricks and jokes. […] Read more…

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Guising & Turnip Lanterns – Scottish Hallowe’en

I love Hallowe’en! As you can probably tell, from the blog and my Instagram over the last couple of weeks. In Germany, Hallowe’en is not traditionally celebrated. When I went to high school there, is was virtually unknown, though in recent years it has gained in popularity, mostly in the form of a US import, […] Read more…

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Easy DIY Bat Costume

I’ve been very fortunate so far with my kids’ choices of Hallowe’en costumes. A couple of years ago, Oskar wanted to be a snail, and most years he’s been happy to just throw on his Spider-man costume from H&M. This year, he wants to be a Bat. There’s a local supermarket chain offering bat costumes for […] Read more…

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Halloween Movies To Watch With Younger Kids

It’s getting to that time of year, where you like to snuggle down with a bowl of popcorn and a good movie. Although we are very much a “there’s no such thing as bad weather” kind of family, we do have weekends where we’ll chose a cosy family movie session over braving the tempestuous Scottish […] Read more…

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Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Cupcakes

So, I hope you liked my Hallowe’en pumpkin soup recipe from earlier in the week! The second recipe I want to share with you this week, are my mouth watering pumpkin spice chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting! Ingredients (gluten free) For the cupcakes (makes 12) 125g butter 135g brown sugar 2 eggs, beaten 1 teaspoon […] Read more…

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