‘Falscher Hase’ German Meat Loaf

If you’re looking for a way to use up those last leftover hard boiled Easter eggs, I have just the recipe for you! “Falscher Hase” – a typical German recipe which translates as “false hare” – is a special kind of meat loaf. It apparently takes its name from post-war times, when housewives cooking on […] Read more…

Review: Schleich Unicorn & Pegasus Family [AD]

Hands up if your kids have an assortment of plastic animal figures kicking about the house? We certainly do, and my first choice for getting any new ones would always be Schleich, a well-known German brand founded in the 1930s, which has gained popularity worldwide and is known for its production of good quality, hard […] Read more…

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone! I hope the Easter Bunny has been good to you all this year, and you are enjoying a lovely holiday weekend. We have been blessed with amazing weather here in Edinburgh, which is quite unusual for this time of year. Have any of you been on an Easter egg hunt? We had […] Read more…

Our Favourite Picture Books for Easter

It’s Friday! Time for another book post, and with Easter only a few sleeps away I thought I’d give you an update on our favourite Easter related picture books since we’ve added a couple new titles to our home library since last year. They are not all specifically about Easter, but there are plenty of […] Read more…

Chocolate Easter Nests

Easter is getting closer, so today I have another sweet (literally) and easy little idea for you. I’m going to share how we made chocolate Easter nests for our German playgroup’s Easter meet-up last weekend.   Some folk make their Easter nets with shredded wheat, but since I need to avoid wheat and gluten we […] Read more…

Review: Beaker Creatures Reactor Pods [AD]

Following in the footsteps of last week’s review of the Weekend Box Club STEM boxes, we have another fun little science related product for you today, which we were invited to review – the new Beaker Creatures Reactor Pods from Learning Resources. Disclosure: We were sent four Beaker Creatures Reactor Pods free of charge, in […] Read more…

The Cutting Edge of Museums. Literally.

Happy Museum Monday everyone! This week, I have another curiosity from our travels around the world’s museums to share with you – the <Deutsches Klingenmuseum> which literally translates as the German Blade Museum. The Blade Museum is located in Solingen, famous as the ‘town of blades’ for hundreds of years, with blades for swords and […] Read more…

Painting Eggs with Little Brian Paint Sticks [AD]

With Easter only a week away, let’s talk some more about decorating eggs. In Germany, decorating hard boiled Easter eggs is pretty much a national obsession. You wouldn’t believe the amount of different kinds of egg dying and egg decorating kits available in the shops. Here’s just a small selection of what was available in […] Read more…

Exploring the Edinburgh Science Festival [AD]

You may remember a couple weeks ago, I posted a ‘Save the Date’ about the Edinburgh Science Festival. Well, it’s here! And we’ve been making the most of it. Last weekend, we visited the City Art Centre, which offers interactive science fun over five floors, and is one of the Festival’s biggest attractions. We had […] Read more…

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