Roasted Root Vegetable Soup

So today, I have a very special ‘guest’ post for you. Oskar, my eldest, is doing something called the Junior Duke Award at school, for which he has to complete various tasks. One task was to cook a soup for his family for dinner, from scratch, which his dad filmed and made in to a […] Read more…

Pine Cone Wreath

Have you spent the Autumn months foraging for nature’s bounty with your kids? Acorns, conkers, leaves, pine cones – you name it, we’ve collected it. Here’s an idea for creating a beautiful pine cone wreath to decorate your home with for the winter season ahead. You can get the kids involved with the painting or […] Read more…

Review: Heidi – A Favourite Childhood Classic [AD]

If there is anything I love more than reading books with my kids, it’s reading books with them that I used to love myself as a child. One childhood classic my parents used to read to me is Heidi, by Swiss author Johanna Spyri, first published in 1881. So when Nosy Crow offered to send […] Read more…

Recycled Crafts: Apple Gift Boxes

If you love crafting, and you love reusing recyclable materials, then today’s tutorial is definitely one for you. These cute apple gift boxes are perfect for packaging up little gifts or treats at this time of year. They are super quick and easy to make, but they do include a craft knife, so definitely one […] Read more…

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…

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