How to Carve a Turnip Lantern

Just a week to go until Hallowe’en! We have been busy visiting pumpkin patches, picking pumpkins and carving pumpkin lanterns. But as I mentioned in my post from a wee while back, about the Celtic origins of Hallowe’en, it’s actually turnips that were traditionally carved in to lanterns in Scotland. Having sustained quite a few […] Read more…

Review: Who Did It? Card Game [AD]

I have some exciting news. Well, we’re excited about it. We have been invited to join the Asmodee UK Blogger Board Game Club for the next three months, which means we will receive a new game for each month to test out, review and share with you. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, […] Read more…

What Mummy is Currently Reading!

It’s time for another quick round of “What Mummy is Currently Reading”, sharing the books from my own reading pile (though I have to confess, there has been a bit of a delay between recording and publishing this, so I’m a but further ahead on some of the books than mentioned in the video). Maybe […] Read more…

Halloween Crafts: Vampire Bat

The October holidays are in full swing here in Edinburgh, so I have two kids to entertain all week, and so far we have thrown ourselves in to crafting and baking. We made some really cute vampire bats out of empty toilet rolls (an idea I picked up from Mr Fox’s nursery last year), and […] Read more…

Hands-on Science at Gothenburg’s Universeum

Happy Museum Monday everyone! Today I wanted to share another museum visit from our trip to Gothenburg a couple of years ago, which to date ranks among my top family holiday of all time. Technically, the Universeum is actually a science centre, rather than a museum, but let’s not be too picky about definitions. In fact, […] Read more…

Hallowe’en Rosettes

We love Hallowe’en at our house, and usually have some kind of Hallowe’en party or gathering. A few years ago, we went all out and had a costume competition and a pumpkin carving contest, and I created some prize rosettes for the winners. These are really easy to make, and you could get the kids […] Read more…

Review: Dough Nab – The Game [AD]

Hands up if you love doughnuts! Well, then we have the perfect family game for you today in our latest review. Dough Nab – The Game is a fast paced game jam packed (pun intended) with fun. Real doughnuts to eat on the side are optional, haha. Disclosure: We were sent a free copy of […] Read more…

Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries

Happy Museum Monday! A couple of weeks ago I shared our visit to the fantastic Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum in Dunfermline, here in Scotland. Well, it’s not the only museum Dunfermline has to offer, as we also popped in to the Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries which houses a museum about Dunfermline’s rich history. Our […] Read more…

DIY Felt Campfire

Apparently, the second best thing to going camping is role playing that you are going camping. At least according to my boys. So a while ago, I made them a little felt campfire to make their pretend camping feel a little more real. I wanted to come up with a design that wouldn’t be too […] Read more…

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