Recycled Cardboard Box Rocket Ship

So, Christmas is behind us, the kids were inundated with gifts, and what are they playing with the most? Cardboard boxes! There us just something inherently attractive for kids, about letting their imagination run wild with cardboard boxed as a blank canvas – the bigger the boxes, the better. My boys particularly love building rocket […] Read more…

Potato, Carrot & Stilton Soup

Do you still have some leftover Stilton from the Christmas cheeseboard languishing in the fridge? Then I have just the recipe for you! My boys love this soup, though I do hold back a bit on the Stilton for them. They will eat it in the soup, but as a self confessed cheese addict I […] Read more…

Recycled Christmas Card Gift Tags

So, yesterday we took down the Christmas decorations. My 4 year old was really upset that Christmas is finally over for another year. To cheer him up, I thought we could do a fun craft activity, so we recycled all the Christmas cards we had just taken down, and made them in to gift tags […] Read more…

3 Kings Day Cookies

As mentioned in my last post, we like to celebrate Epiphany (on 6th January) – or Three Kings Day as it’s known in Germany – by baking cookies. For the last couple of years, we’ve made crown cookies, using two different crown shaped cookie cutters plus a third crown shape just cut out of the […] Read more…

Preparing for Epiphany

On the 10th Day of Christmas…As people are boldly declaring “Christmas is over for another year”, and Christmas trees start prematurely appearing on street curbs, we are still very much embracing the Christmas season which – as in the famous song – of course lasts for twelve days. We’ve had a week filled with cookies […] Read more…

New Year Countdown with Kids

Last year was the first year we let the kids stay up as long as they liked on New Year’s Eve, aka Hogmanay here in Scotland. Mr Fox (who was 3 then) made it to about 9pm, and Oskar (who was 7) fell asleep at 23:45 – though we did then wake him up again […] Read more…

Rocket Skewers

After Christmas is before Hogmanay, as we call New Year’s Eve here in Scotland. We’ve never really done anything big or special for Hogmanay, especially not while the kids were both so young, but this year we have guests staying so we’re going to make a bit more of an effort. These edible rocket skewers […] Read more…

The Night Before Christmas

It’s Christmas Eve! In German tradition, Christmas Eve is the most important day for celebrating, so I’ll be switching off for a bit, but I’ve recorded a very special book video to wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS! If you enjoyed the video, I’d be really grateful if you would subscribe to my channel. Thanks! Read more…

Oskar’s Birthday Book Haul

There’s not been a new ‘Chapter Book of the Month’ this past month, as we’ve been up to our ears in reading Christmas picture books and recording Christmas videos. So we’ve made a quick video of Oskar sharing his birthday book haul instead. When I say we, I’m mostly superfluous – Oskar is really taking […] Read more…

Christmas Activity Book

How time has flown! Tomorrow, our school breaks up for the Christmas holidays and next week it’s the big event itself! I thought I was fairly organised, but suddenly there seem the be a gazillion little things I still need to do. So, to keep the boys from watching TV all day while I do […] Read more…

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