Gift Guide for Kids Starting School

I can’t believe that my youngest will be starting school in just four weeks! In Germany, this was a very big deal. When Oskar started school in Berlin three years ago, they had a big enrolment ceremony on the Saturday before their first proper day. The older classes put on a show with singing and […] Read more…

Exploring Evolution at the Neanderthal Museum

Happy Museum Monday! We’re just back from our summer holiday in Germany, and have a fab museum that we visited on our travels to share with you. The Neanderthal Museum in Mettmann is located at the site of the first Neanderthal man discovery in the Neandertal (Tal is German for valley) and tells the story […] Read more…

Chapter Book of the Month: Mr Penguin

We’re back with another Chapter Book of the Month! This month, Oskar has chosen a book he got for his birthday last year – it’s a fun adventure story, with some very unique characters and great illustrations. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did! If you enjoyed this episode, please do like […] Read more…

‘Kartoffelpuffer’ with Apple Sauce (GF)

One of my favourite German dishes, is “Kartoffelpuffer mit Apfelmus”. The “Kartoffelpuffer” are a kind of potato pancake, made from grated potatoes, and “Apfelmus” is basically just an apple sauce, which you traditionally serve with them. When I was younger, I used to visit my aunt in the country every Autumn holiday, and she would […] Read more…

Review: Canal Toys DIY Bath Fizzers [AD]

Hands up if your kids love bath bombs, or bath fizzers are they are also known. My boys are completely obsessed with them, which is great because it makes convincing them to have a bath much easier. So when we were offered the chance to review the new ‘So Bomb DIY’ bath bomb range from […] Read more…

Wuppertal’s Sculpture Park Waldfrieden

Happy Museum Monday! Since we are spending our summer holidays in Wuppertal this year – one of Germany’s lesser known and underrated towns – I’m going to share a bit of a gem from there with you in the form of the fantastic sculpture park ‘Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden’, which already stuns you with artworks as you approach. […] Read more…

#KidsBooksBingo Summer Reading Challenge

So, we have made it through the first week of our summer holidays. Have your summer holidays started yet, or are they still ahead of you? The thing I loved most about the summer holidays, as a kid, was the endless time to read, and my little bookworms look to be following in my footsteps. […] Read more…

Apple & Raisin Cookies (GF)

Summer holidays mean children begging for snacks all hours of the day. We try to keep it healthy with things like fruit, carrot stick with hummus, oatcakes with peanut butter etc but every now and then they’ll want a cookie (and, admittedly, so will I). These deliciously moist apple & raisin cookies are refined sugar […] Read more…

Travel Journal + Free Templates

As I mentioned yesterday, the summer holidays are in full swing here in Edinburgh, so I wanted to share another holiday resource with you that I made for my own kids earlier this year. In February, we travelled to Japan for three weeks to visit my husband who was working in Yokohama for a couple […] Read more…

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