Fireworks Cookies

With Hallowe’en almost behind us it’s time to look forward to the next seasonal Festival which comes on the 5th of November in the shape of Bonfire Night. For those not familiar with it, it’s an annual celebration where the UK commemorates the foiled plot of 1605 to blow up the House of Lords, by […] Read more…

Local History at Linlithgow Museum

Happy Museum Monday! We’ve got another Scottish recommendation for you today. Over the October half term break, we had a little mini break in Linlithgow which is just one train stop away from Edinburgh. It’s famous for being the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. There’s quite a few things for families to do in […] Read more…

Spider Web Cupcakes (GF)

If you are looking for some easy peasy Hallowe’en party food to make, look no further than these spider web cupcakes which will wow your guests but are simple to put together. BAKING THE CUPCAKES First of all, you will need to bake some chocolate cupcakes. Here’s our go-to chocolate cupcake recipe: Ingredients 125g butter […] Read more…

How to Carve a Turnip Lantern

Just a week to go until Hallowe’en! We have been busy visiting pumpkin patches, picking pumpkins and carving pumpkin lanterns. But as I mentioned in my post from a wee while back, about the Celtic origins of Hallowe’en, it’s actually turnips that were traditionally carved in to lanterns in Scotland. Having sustained quite a few […] Read more…

Review: Who Did It? Card Game [AD]

I have some exciting news. Well, we’re excited about it. We have been invited to join the Asmodee UK Blogger Board Game Club for the next three months, which means we will receive a new game for each month to test out, review and share with you. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, […] Read more…

What Mummy is Currently Reading!

It’s time for another quick round of “What Mummy is Currently Reading”, sharing the books from my own reading pile (though I have to confess, there has been a bit of a delay between recording and publishing this, so I’m a but further ahead on some of the books than mentioned in the video). Maybe […] Read more…

Halloween Crafts: Vampire Bat

The October holidays are in full swing here in Edinburgh, so I have two kids to entertain all week, and so far we have thrown ourselves in to crafting and baking. We made some really cute vampire bats out of empty toilet rolls (an idea I picked up from Mr Fox’s nursery last year), and […] Read more…

Hands-on Science at Gothenburg’s Universeum

Happy Museum Monday everyone! Today I wanted to share another museum visit from our trip to Gothenburg a couple of years ago, which to date ranks among my top family holiday of all time. Technically, the Universeum is actually a science centre, rather than a museum, but let’s not be too picky about definitions. In fact, […] Read more…

Hallowe’en Rosettes

We love Hallowe’en at our house, and usually have some kind of Hallowe’en party or gathering. A few years ago, we went all out and had a costume competition and a pumpkin carving contest, and I created some prize rosettes for the winners. These are really easy to make, and you could get the kids […] Read more…

Review: Dough Nab – The Game [AD]

Hands up if you love doughnuts! Well, then we have the perfect family game for you today in our latest review. Dough Nab – The Game is a fast paced game jam packed (pun intended) with fun. Real doughnuts to eat on the side are optional, haha. Disclosure: We were sent a free copy of […] Read more…

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