Archive of ‘News’ category

A Day at the Book Festival

Since May, I have been working for the Edinburgh International Book Festival. You may have seen my video a while back, where I shared my favourite authors and illustrators appearing in this year’s programme. Well, the Festival finally kicked off this past weekend, and on Monday Oskar came to visit me at work. One of […] Read more…

Top 20 UK Family Lifestyle Blogs

I am very honoured to have been selected by Feedspot as one of their Top 20 UK Family Lifestyle Blogs! Thank you! Why not head over there now and have a browse for some other great family lifestyle blogs to discover. Congratulations to everyone who made the list.   Read more…

New YouTube Video: Hooray for Dads

There’s a new video up on YouTube! This week’s episode is an updated video version of last year’s book round-up of our favourite picture books about dads – perfect for upcoming Father’s Day! If you enjoyed the video, I’d be really grateful if you would subscribe to my channel. Thanks! Read more…

Fundraising for Mental Health Awareness Week

Did you know it’s Mental Health Awareness Week this week? Mental health issues can affect any of us, yet many suffer in silence. The Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) is a charity that does some tremendous work offering mental health care and support to communities across Scotland. I myself was affected by maternal mental […] Read more…

Review: The Happy Book Club

As you may have gathered, if you’ve been following this blog for a while, we are big fans of a good subscription box or two. You may also have gathered, that we love books – a lot! So you can imagine how delighted we were to be invited to test out The Happy Book Club […] Read more…

Podcast Guest on Dejlige Days

I am really pleased to share the news, that I am featured on my friend Melanie’s podcast Dejlige Days this week. Melanie is a relocation consultant based in Copenhagen, and has been interviewing various people about different aspects of expat life. We chatted about museums, Berlin, and finding your place in a new city. You […] Read more…

Have Yourself a Colsie Christmas

Move over hygge, there’s a new kid in town! Unless you’ve been living under a rock, it will have been difficult to escape the Danish ‘hygge’ trend, that has swept the interior design and lifestyle worlds these past two years. It’s sometimes translated as cosy, but is generally considered to encompass much more than that – […] Read more…

The Bear & The Fox Etsy Shop!

Exciting news, guys! The Bear & The Fox now has a shop on Etsy! I have been working on this in the background for months, and am so pleased to finally launch it today: So, if any of you are looking for some unique, handmade Christmas decorations, head over there now to have a browse […] Read more…

Fundraising for ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’

This weekend is the beginning of Advent, the time of waiting leading up to Christmas. A time of giving. So, today I want to talk to you about a seasonal fundraiser me and my three ‘boys’ are taking part in. This is me, eleven years ago: I had just completed Edinburgh’s Santa Run, an annual […] Read more…

Christmas in September

You may be wondering why I’m posting a picture of myself in a Christmas jumper, when it’s only September and Autumn has barely begun. Well, later this month, I’ve off to Manchester to take part in the ‘BlogOn Xmas‘ blogging conference. Yes, that’s right, a Christmas themed blogging conference, in September. It may seem like […] Read more…

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