Posts Tagged ‘books’

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{Friday Five} Picture Books for Mothers Day

It’s Mothering Sunday in the UK this coming weekend, and whilst we don’t celebrate Mother’s Day in Germany until May, I’ve decided to pull forward the post I had planned in May and share some book recommendations for Mothering Sunday/ Mother’s Day in this week’s edition of Friday 5. That way you can benefit from […] Read more…

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{Friday Five} Books My 2 Year Old Loves

After having several themed book suggestions, in this week’s Friday Five I just wanted to share a selection of some of the books my 2 year old is loving right now. Some of these you will see advertised for slightly older children, but it always depends on the individual child. I am constantly amazed at […] Read more…

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{Friday Five} Favourite Scottish Kids Books

I’m off on my annual long weekend away without the family, catching up with much missed friends back in Scotland, and leaving my three men to fend for themselves in Berlin. So, with Scotland on my mind (ha, who am I kidding, it’s *always* on my mind, lol) I thought I’d share some of our favourite […] Read more…

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{Friday Five} Books for First Time Swimmers

It’s been just over a year now, since our eldest son started swimming lessons. Spaces in after school classes are hard to come by in Berlin, but we managed to snag one. He was a bit fearful of the water at first, but after doing the beginners class twice he finally managed to gain his ‘Seepferdchen’ […] 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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{Friday Five} Picture Books About Snow

This past week, we’ve had our first proper snowfall here in Berlin this winter. We had just enough snow last weekend to go out for a round of sledging, snowball throwing and snowman building, and then a few days ago we had a complete white-out with a proper snowstorm. Sadly, it has since rained and […] Read more…

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Advent Book Calendar

Happy First of Advent, everyone! The first candle on the Advent wreath is lit, we have some festive music playing, and this afternoon we’re planning to bake our first Christmas cookies of the season. However, since Advent starts so early this year, there are a few more days left before the 1st December to get […] Read more…

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‘Pumpkin Pie’ Porridge & a Book Recommendation

I have this terrible habit of buying cook books, marking all the pages of things I want to try, and then never making any of the recipes. But when I had my wisdom tooth removed last week, I got pretty bored of eating cream of tomato soup and yoghurt all day, and suddenly remembered a recipe […] 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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Cactus Love

Following on from our new DIY Cactus Wall I shared earlier this week, I’ve put together some of our favourite cactus products we’re loving right now. Some we already own, others are on our wish list. And, knowing myself, a couple will definitely be finding their way to us soon. 1. Simona Ciraolo’s adorably illustrated […] Read more…

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