After Christmas is before Hogmanay, as we call New Year's Eve here in Scotland. We've never really done anything big or special for Hogmanay, especially not while the kids were both so young, but this year we have guests staying
It's Christmas Eve! In German tradition, Christmas Eve is the most important day for celebrating, so I'll be switching off for a bit, but I've recorded a very special book video to wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!
There's not been a new 'Chapter Book of the Month' this past month, as we've been up to our ears in reading Christmas picture books and recording Christmas videos. So we've made a quick video of Oskar sharing his birthday
How time has flown! Tomorrow, our school breaks up for the Christmas holidays and next week it's the big event itself! I thought I was fairly organised, but suddenly there seem the be a gazillion little things I still need
We had our nativity service at church this past weekend, with a bring & share lunch to follow, so I wanted to make something special to bring for the children. I'd seen different versions of reindeer cupcakes circulating the internet
I have a real treat for you today! But let me rewind a little to this past Summer, when I was combing through the Edinburgh International Book Festival children's programme choosing events to take my boys to, and came across
Are you feeling Christmassy yet? We lit the second candle on our Advent wreath yesterday, and also baked our second round of Christmas cookies. Whilst Vanilla Kipferl, Cinnamon Stars and Butter Cookies remain our favourites (they're like the Holy Trinity
Are you ready for some more Christmas picture books? A couple of weeks ago I shared our Top 50, and invited my readers to nominate which ones they would like to see a more detailed review. So, here they are:
Today, I have a Christmassy craft to share with you. It's really easy to make, so one to get the kids involved with. All you need is some cellophane paper, a pair of scissors, and a glue stick.
Step 1 - Cut