Let’s Visit the Edinburgh Book Festival!

Today, I wanted to tell you a bit more about the Edinburgh International Book Festival. As you may or may not know, I currently work there, but this post and video are entirely personal and reflect our views as a family as both my boys are big fans of the Festival and love to visit. […] Read more…

Pasta & Green Sauce

My youngest is really loving vegetarian food at the moment. It’s not anything we’ve pushed, and he does like his sausages too, but he’s been asking a lot for dinners with more vegetables, especially broccoli. So after our cauliflower pasta sauce from a while ago went down so well, I thought I’d mix things up […] Read more…

Back to School – The Big One!

Schools in Edinburgh went back today, but it wasn’t just any old ‘back to school’ day for us. It was ‘The Big One’ – the day our youngest started school for the first time. I am now officially mother to TWO school boys! As I have mentioned here on the blog before, first day of […] Read more…

Review: Slimelicious Slime Shakers [AD]

Disclosure: This post contains a gifted product sent to us for review. All opinions are our own.   It’s the last day of the summer school holidays here in Edinburgh today. We’ve had a short holiday abroad in Germany visiting the grandparents, done a couple day trips, been to see events at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe […] Read more…

Some of our Favourite Books about Flying

Hey book bugs, have you checked out the Kids Books Bingo yet that I’m co-hosting with my friend Amanda from Books & Pieces over the summer? One of the categories is “a book about flying” so for inspiration I thought I’d pull together some of our favourite books about flying – including a new addition […] Read more…

What to Pack in a ‘Schultüte’ (Vol.2)

Exactly one week to go! I can’t believe it’s come around so quickly and my youngest will be off to school so soon! As I’ve mentioned before, this milestone is celebrated big time in German tradition. We’ll be having a little party for him this weekend, with friends and family, and yesterday I shared a […] Read more…

How to make a shark themed ‘Schultüte’

The countdown is on – there’s less than ten days to go until the new school term and year starts, and one of the final tasks I still had to do was make a ‘Schultüte’ for my little school starter. A ‘Schultüte’ is a large cardboard cone filled with treats, that all German children receive […] Read more…

Museum Explorers #6

Happy Museum Monday! We’re back with another interview, in my series where families share their favourite museums with you! This month, we have Joanne from Kids Days Out Reviews. 1. Why don’t you start by telling us a bit about yourself and your family? I’m Joanne and I live in Beverley in East Yorkshire. I have […] Read more…

Our Favourite Books for Visiting Edinburgh

The famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe officially kicks off today, which I thought would be a great opportunity to share the new video I recorded for our favourite picture books to visit Edinburgh. Kids will love reading these and then spotting the sights and landmarks from the books when they come and visit (for anyone travelling […] Read more…

When life gives you lemons…bake lemon cheesecake

A light lemon cheesecake is perfect for summer time – this one is a big hit with all the family! Ingredients 150g gluten free digestive biscuits 8 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 tsp cinnamon 600g cream cheese 150g sugar juice and zest of 2 lemons 3 eggs Directions Preheat oven to 200°C. Crush biscuits – I […] Read more…

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