Last Christmas, when pondering the inevitable question of what to get the kids, we decided to up-cycle some of our old toys for them. It was a great way to not generate even more new stuff, when we already had

We are in the midst of Karneval season here in Germany (also known as Fasching or Fastnacht, depending which part of the country you're in), the weeks leading up to Lent. Although there are regional differences in how Karneval is

After four years in Berlin, this year we finally managed to make it to KaDeWe to see their Christmas display. At 60,000 square metres of selling space across eight floors, the KaDeWe - short for 'Kaufhaus des Westens' (Engl: Department