Merry Christmas everybody! It's Christmas Eve, which here in Germany means that the Christmas celebrations start today. This afternoon we'll be going to church, afterwards we'll be opening presents, and for dinner we'll have potato salad and sausages. Another Christmas
As a Scottish-German family, the question I probably get asked the most is whether we bring up our kids bilingually and, if so, how? I've actually written about it before, so you can read my answer to that question in
If you're looking for some last minute Christmas decorations to make with the kids, we spent this afternoon making an army of little snowmen after school.
For each snowman you will need:
one 5cm styrofoam ball
one 6cm styrofoam ball
one empty (and clean!)
It must be at least over a year, that I've had a big box of fuse beads sitting on my window sill. Untouched. You know, those little plastic beads that you make pictures out of and iron them to fuse together.
Only ten days to go until Christmas! Plenty of time left to bake some more Christmas cookies, and there's another German Christmas cookie staple that I have to share with you. Because Christmas simply wouldn't be the same without them
This year, we've been trying to make Advent an extra special time. So on the first Advent weekend, we baked cookies and mulled some cider. On the second Advent weekend, we went on a steam train ride. And this past
Happy St Nicholas Day everyone! So, with December now in full swing, it's time to talk about Christmas trees. In Germany, traditionally you don't put your tree up until Christmas Eve, which is how we used to do it when I
Yesterday, we marked the Second of Advent with an historic steam train ride around wintery Berlin-Brandenburg. We'd taken The Boy on the same ride three years ago, and it was just as atmospheric as we'd remembered it. For Mr Fox,
It's the Second of Advent already, how time flies! We're off on a festive Advent steam train ride today, through wintery Berlin-Brandenburg. There are rumours St Nicholas will drop by too! When we come back, we'll probably have afternoon tea
November in snapshots, according to my iPhone (mostly)…
My Friday date - he gets out of school early on Fridays and we have an hour to ourselves before picking up little brother.
Sunshine yellow in the kitchen to battle the November greys.