Tropical Summer Porridge

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you may know we’re porridge addicts in our family. We love ourself a nice bowl of porridge all year round and with the unusually hot weather we’ve been having in Scotland, I’ve found myself returning to a porridge recipe I devised a couple of years ago […] Read more…

Edinburgh, one year on.

One year ago today, we bid farewell to Berlin and moved back ‘home’ to Edinburgh. It’s no big secret that I was the driving force behind the move. While Berlin is a great city for families, and I love it as a holiday destination, I struggled to find work and I struggled to make friends […] Read more…

Our Top 10 Summer Holiday Reads for Kids

The summer holidays have kicked off here in Scotland, so I’ve gathered together our Top 10 kids books that scream SUMMER in my latest video. There’s something there for all ages, from board books for the very little ones to chapter books for older kids! If you enjoyed the video, I’d be really grateful if […] Read more…

Review: Muddy Creatures

Today I wanted to share with you something a little different – Muddy Creatures, a cross between a kids clothing service and a surprise subscription box, is not something I would have used in the past, but I recently won a shopping voucher for them in a giveaway, which gave me the chance to try […] Read more…

Home Tour: Living Room

Since sharing a tour of my boys’ new room the other week, I’ve been asked several times if I could share some more of the rest of our apartment. So, ever eager to please (haha), I present to you our living room! And no, it’s not always this tidy. It lasted for about all of […] Read more…

My 2018 Edinburgh Book Festival Favourites

I’ve got a special book post to share with you today – tickets for this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival, the world’s largest public celebration of books, go on sale next week! The Festival itself takes place from the 11th to 27th August this year. The programme is already out, and includes over 200 events […] Read more…

Review: Orchard Toys Mini Travel Games

Disclosure: This post includes a gifted product we were sent for review. All opinions are our own. With the summer holidays quickly approaching, my mind has been turning to how I will keep my boys entertained while we are on vacation. I’ll be flying over to Germany with the boys for two weeks, with one […] Read more…

An interview with…Coo Clayton

Did you know Edinburgh is UNESCO’s first City of Literature? It has a wealth of literary history behind it, and is home to many famous authors both past and present. Where am I going with this? Well, Edinburgh is also a bit of a village, where you can’t go out without bumping in to someone […] Read more…

Sweet Treat: Peach-Quark Casserole (GF)

It’s Father’s Day this weekend, so I thought I would share a sweet treat recipe with you, perfect for either afternoon tea or as a dessert for dinner. The main ingredient is Quark – I remember when you couldn’t get this in the UK at all, then just the German discount supermarket sold it, now […] Read more…

Review: Setting up a snail observation station

As mentioned in my previous round-up of ‘Books to Help You Go Wild!’ we’ve been trying to join in with #30DaysWild this June, a month long event by the National Trusts here in the UK to get people engaging with and exploring nature on a daily basis. A rather wet start to June presented us […] Read more…

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