Review: 3D Construction Fun with STEMS [AD]

We have a real fun review to share with you today! Have you heard of STEMS before? They are flexible construction pieces which can be used to build 3D models. They come in tubs of 20 or 60, and we were sent three tubs of 20 to to review. We had actually used STEMS before, […] Read more…

‘Die Mauer’ – The Berlin Wall Panorama

This past weekend, Saturday 9th November, marked the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. I don’t think it’s an historical event that needs much introduction. It’s one of those ‘where were you?’ moments. On 9th November 1989, I was 11 years old, we were living in Scotland, and I remember it being on […] Read more…

How to Celebrate St Martin’s Day

In German culture, between Hallowe’en and Advent/ Christmas, we have another celebration to look forward to – the wonderful festival of St Martin, which falls on 11th November. Although it’s practically unheard of in Scotland and the UK, we still celebrate this with the boys every year, so I thought I’d tell you a bit […] Read more…

Review: The Color Monster Game [AD]

As you may or may not know, we are a family of board game enthusiasts and frequently share reviews of games here on the blog. Recently we go sent a game to test which stood out for being a little bit different, and I am excited to share it with you today. Disclosure: We were […] Read more…

In the Footsteps of Mary Queen of Scots

Happy Museum Monday! Following on from last week’s post about the local history museum in Linlithgow, I wanted to share our visit to Linlithgow Palace during the same trip. Linlithgow Palace was the birthplace of several monarchs, most famous of all being Mary Queen of Scots (Oskar, my eldest, recently studied Mary Queen of Scots […] Read more…

Fireworks Cookies

With Hallowe’en almost behind us it’s time to look forward to the next seasonal Festival which comes on the 5th of November in the shape of Bonfire Night. For those not familiar with it, it’s an annual celebration where the UK commemorates the foiled plot of 1605 to blow up the House of Lords, by […] Read more…

Local History at Linlithgow Museum

Happy Museum Monday! We’ve got another Scottish recommendation for you today. Over the October half term break, we had a little mini break in Linlithgow which is just one train stop away from Edinburgh. It’s famous for being the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. There’s quite a few things for families to do in […] Read more…

Spider Web Cupcakes (GF)

If you are looking for some easy peasy Hallowe’en party food to make, look no further than these spider web cupcakes which will wow your guests but are simple to put together. BAKING THE CUPCAKES First of all, you will need to bake some chocolate cupcakes. Here’s our go-to chocolate cupcake recipe: Ingredients 125g butter […] Read more…

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…

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