Happy First of Advent, everyone! The first candle on the Advent wreath is lit, we have some festive music playing, and this afternoon we're planning to bake our first Christmas cookies of the season. However, since Advent starts so early

So, the school summer holidays have finally started here in Berlin, though the boys' still have another week until their nurseries go on their summer breaks (and the older boy is actually finishing nursery altogether, as he starts at school after

We ended last year by becoming a family of four, so this year's first Friday Five is, appropriately, a selection of our favourite books for little boys* who are about to become or have just become big brothers. The Boy