Oskar’s Birthday Book Haul

There’s not been a new ‘Chapter Book of the Month’ this past month, as we’ve been up to our ears in reading Christmas picture books and recording Christmas videos. So we’ve made a quick video of Oskar sharing his birthday book haul instead. When I say we, I’m mostly superfluous – Oskar is really taking […] Read more…

Christmas Activity Book

How time has flown! Tomorrow, our school breaks up for the Christmas holidays and next week it’s the big event itself! I thought I was fairly organised, but suddenly there seem the be a gazillion little things I still need to do. So, to keep the boys from watching TV all day while I do […] Read more…

Reindeer Cupcakes

We had our nativity service at church this past weekend, with a bring & share lunch to follow, so I wanted to make something special to bring for the children. I’d seen different versions of reindeer cupcakes circulating the internet last Christmas, and decided to have a go at making my own. They are fairly […] Read more…

Review: Nick Cope’s Latest Children’s Album

I have a real treat for you today! But let me rewind a little to this past Summer, when I was combing through the Edinburgh International Book Festival children’s programme choosing events to take my boys to, and came across indie singer songwriter Nick Cope. Previously the lead singer of rock band The Candyskins in […] Read more…

Redcurrant Jam Sandwich Cookies

Are you feeling Christmassy yet? We lit the second candle on our Advent wreath yesterday, and also baked our second round of Christmas cookies. Whilst Vanilla Kipferl, Cinnamon Stars and Butter Cookies remain our favourites (they’re like the Holy Trinity of German Christmas cookies in our house), there’s always room for more cookies and these […] Read more…

Christmas Picture Books – Reader Requests

Are you ready for some more Christmas picture books? A couple of weeks ago I shared our Top 50, and invited my readers to nominate which ones they would like to see a more detailed review. So, here they are: If you enjoyed the video, I’d be really grateful if you would subscribe to my channel. […] Read more…

St Nicholas Day Guest Post on Stocking Fairy

Happy St Nicholas Day! Did you know that in Germany, children put their shoes out on the night of 5th December, and if they have been good St Nicholas will come and fill them with treats! Sound familiar? But if you’ve been naughty, you might find rocks or a rod in your shoe instead! If […] Read more…

Tissue Paper Stars

Today, I have a Christmassy craft to share with you. It’s really easy to make, so one to get the kids involved with. All you need is some cellophane paper, a pair of scissors, and a glue stick. Step 1 – Cut your cellophane paper into eight same sized rectangles. You can use all colours or […] Read more…

Mummy’s Christmas & Winter Reads

Hi everyone, I’ve got another reading list update for the mums (and dads) this week. I haven’t finished all the books from my previous reading list, but in December I like to put some of my reading on hold in favour of some Christmas and Winter themed books. I hope you like my recommendations! If […] Read more…

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