Archive of ‘Lifestyle’ category

Happy Burns Night 2016!

Happy Burns Night, everyone! So, I had this great blog post planned for this year’s Burns Night*. I was going to do some more hand lettering and create some printables for you guys, to use for your Burns Supper. And maybe put together a new playlist. Oh, I had so many ideas. But the best […] Read more…

Bow Tie Fashion for Boys

The Boy is really in to bow ties at the moment. He’s always been a bit of a dapper dresser –  shirts and ties, waist coats and sweater vests, you name it. No wonder, with a daddy as a role model who feels happiest in a three piece tweed suit! I recently noted that The Boy’s wardrobe contains […] Read more…

Barbara Zweige

At this time of year, we’ve just finished mourning the passing of the colourful Autumn foliage, and are starting to deck our houses out in winter greenery and perhaps a few poinsettias to add a spot of colour. Spring and the thought of fresh buds and blossoms seems a long time off. That’s why St […] Read more…

Thoughts on…helping

I’m sitting at a cafe, enjoying the cool air conditioning indoors as Berlin’s latest heatwave rages outside, sipping yet another iced latte so I don’t outstay my welcome. Scrolling through my Facebook timeline to see what I’ve missed, what’s new, I hover over a message someone has just posted, about a collection for refugees this […] Read more…

Thoughts on…raising bilingual children

People are often confused by my German sounding surname and my native command of English. My equally native command of German, yet my frequent interjections of “in English we say…”. Truth is, I was born in Germany, to German parents, but moved to Scotland when I was 4.5 years old. It was the first of […] Read more…

Home Tour: Big Boy’s Room

After sharing Mr Fox’s nursery space a while back, a couple of you asked whether I would give a wee tour of The Boy’s room too. We gave it a ‘mini makeover’ when Mr Fox was born, so that the baby wasn’t the only one getting a new room, so I have a few before & […] Read more…

{Home Tour} Kitchen

After sharing pictures of Mr Fox’s baby bedroom corner, some of my readers asked if I would share some more of the rest of our apartment. That got me thinking what my favourite room in our apartment is, and it’s probably the kitchen. It’s not very big – in fact, we moved the dining table […] Read more…

{Home Tour} Baby’s Room

A couple of people have been asking if I’d do a post about Mr Fox’s new room, after sharing a couple of snapshots on Instagram of things we’d bought for it. Well, he actually just has a corner in our room rather than a room of his own (when he’s older he’ll move in with […] Read more…

Gifts for a New Mum

A little over four years ago, I became a mum for the first time (Edit: and yesterday for the second time!). I remember being flooded with greetings and gifts for the baby, but what I most appreciated within all that were the thoughtful gestures aimed directly at me and not just the baby. Because even […] Read more…

Thoughts on…holding hands

Being a mum can be hard work. No, let me start again: Being a mum is hard work. But it has its rewards. Rewards that money can’t buy. I hold my son’s hand in all kinds of situations: crossing a busy road, in a bustling crowd, on a train platform, near a bonfire, balancing along […] Read more…

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