Archive of ‘Travel’ category

Brochan: For the Love of Porridge

It’s World Porridge Day today, so what better excuse to introduce you to one of our favourite eateries in Edinburgh. Brochan is a tiny café in Marchmont, one of the neighbourhoods on Edinburgh’s Southside, and what it lacks in size it makes up for in tasty food and amazing flavours. Brochan’s main fare is porridge, […] Read more…

Edinburgh Castle with Kids

I’ve been asked quite a few times recently for recommendations of things to do in Edinburgh, from people planning a holiday there this year, which reminded me I’ve been meaning to tell you about our trip to Edinburgh Castle last November! A trip to Edinburgh Castle doesn’t come cheap, but I’d still say it’s a […] Read more…

{Edinburgh} Pick Your Own at Craigie’s Farm

Every year, I have been looking on with a little envy at the pictures of apple picking and pumpkin patch outings filling up my social media streams. Last year, we visited the US during October and got within reach of an all-American pumpkin patch, but ultimately sadly couldn’t make it there. So when I heard […] Read more…

{Edinburgh} Exploring the Royal Botanic Garden

One of my favourite places in Edinburgh is the Royal Botanic Garden, or the ‘Botanics’ as it’s known colloquially. I have fond memories of Sunday afternoons spent there as a child. So it’s a wonder it’s taken me so long to take my boys there, since moving back here. But yesterday was a public holiday […] Read more…

{Edinburgh} Picnics & Pooh Sticks at the Hermitage

We’ve been really lucky with the weather in Edinburgh this summer. Sure, we’ve had a few rainy days since arriving back here, but we’ve also had plenty of sunshine. So last week, we made the most of the good weather and headed out on a long walk to the Hermitage of Braid, on the South […] Read more…

{Edinburgh} Down On The Farm

Did you know that there is a farm, right in the middle of Edinburgh? After a rather wet week or so (not that I’m complaining, I’ll take Scottish summer rain over the sweltering Berlin summers any day), we finally had another dry day with sunshine and blue skies yesterday, so I took the boys for […] Read more…

{St Andrews} An Aquarium & some Meerkats

Last week, I took the boys to visit a very good friend of ours in Dundee for two nights. The weather was gorgeous when we arrived, and we hit the beach straight away, but the next day it was chucking it down with rain. As we’ve visited Dundee several times before and wanted to do […] Read more…

{Edinburgh} Life’s a Beach in Portobello

We finally have internet! I know it’s a bit of a first world problem, but when you write a blog, it’s good to be back online after an almost two week hiatus. If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen that we have arrived safely in Edinburgh and are slowly settling in to […] Read more…

Travelling on the ICE with Kids

In my travel guide to Wuppertal from the other week, I mentioned that we always took the ICE high speed train from Berlin to Wuppertal, so I thought I would tell you a bit more about travelling with the ICE in Germany. ICE is short for Intercity-Express, and is a system of high-speed trains running […] Read more…

Wuppertal with Kids

This has been a bit of a crazy week, with a sick kiddo amongst other things, so my usual blogging schedule is in a bit of disarray. So, instead of a Friday Five round up, I’ve got a very special travel guide for you today. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen […] Read more…

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