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How to Celebrate St Martin’s Day

In German culture, between Hallowe’en and Advent/ Christmas, we have another celebration to look forward to – the wonderful festival of St Martin, which falls on 11th November. Although it’s practically unheard of in Scotland and the UK, we still celebrate this with the boys every year, so I thought I’d tell you a bit […] Read more…

What to Pack in a ‘Schultüte’ (Vol.2)

Exactly one week to go! I can’t believe it’s come around so quickly and my youngest will be off to school so soon! As I’ve mentioned before, this milestone is celebrated big time in German tradition. We’ll be having a little party for him this weekend, with friends and family, and yesterday I shared a […] Read more…

School Shoes Sorted with Maddie & Mark’s [AD]

We’re half way through our Summer holidays already, and preparations have started for the new school year. This August, I’ll have not one, but two school kids to kit out – my eldest is going in to P5 and my youngest is very excited to be starting in P1. Today we went shopping for uniforms, […] Read more…

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…

Hotter Shoes – for Busy Mums on the Go [AD]

Last month I attended the annual BlogOn conference in Manchester. Little did I know, that besides inspirational talks, great conversations with brands and other bloggers, and an epic goodie bag, I would also come away winning a free fitting and pair of shoe from Hotter Shoes as part of their ‘Hotter Fit Fortnight’. Since this […] Read more…

Celebrating Father’s Day with Moonpig [AD]

Last weekend, I was invited along to an event organised by Moonpig, your one-stop online shop for cards, gifts and flowers for all occasions. The event was part of their campaign to ‘make time to celebrate the times that matter’, with an afternoon of fun workshops to get us fired up for Father’s Day. We […] Read more…

Review: EasyRead Time Teacher Clock [AD]

Time is all around us – Breakfast time. Time for play group. Time for school. Party time. Dinner time. Bed time. From a very young age, children hear about ‘time’, but grasping the concept of time and learning to tell the time are not so easy. My 8 year old still struggles to tell the […] Read more…

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

With Mothering Sunday looming here in the UK at the end of March, and then Mother’s Day in May in many other parts of the world including Germany (must remember to buy a card for my mum now to send her in May!), I thought it would be fun to put together a wee gift […] Read more…

The Year of the Pig

Happy Chinese New Year! It’s the start of the Year of the Pig, so I thought I would share a little anecdote with you of how my mum ended up knitting a pig for the world’s largest pig museum! When I was about four years old, my mum knitted me a pig, hence forth known […] Read more…

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