15 Great Hallowe’en Picture Books

I’m so excited about our latest book round-up, because Hallowe’en is one of my favourite times of the year. What many people don’t know, is that Hallowe’en originated from the Celtic traditions in Scotland and Ireland, and not as commonly assumed from the USA (I wrote a post about it last year, if you want […] Read more…

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…

How to Throw a Circus Party on a Budget

So a week ago I turned 40, and I decided to embrace this major milestone of my life by throwing a big circus themed party. I had seen loads of pics of gorgeous circus and carnival themed parties on Pinterest, so I set out to recreate something of the feel but without breaking the bank. […] Read more…

Roast Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup

Have I mentioned before how much we love soup season? I just can’t stop blitzing any vegetables in sight in to soup. It’s cheap and it’s simple. The most easy and straight forward way is to just chop the veg and boil it straight away with some stock until soft, but for some extra flavour […] Read more…

Picture Books We’ve Been Reading in September

Happy Friday everyone! I can’t believe September is almost already over. I also can’t believe I am 40 years old today! Yes, it’s my birthday today, and I’ve just hit ‘publish’ on my latest video. In this episode, I’m sharing all the new (to us) books we have been reading in September – including a […] Read more…

Teddy Bear Breakfast Treat

Today I have a really quick, simple and fun breakfast treat to share with you. And if you choose a peanut butter that’s low in salt and doesn’t have any added sugar, then it’s pretty healthy too! All you need is some bread, afore mentioned peanut butter, a banana and some raisins. Slather a slice […] Read more…

What Mummy is Currently Reading!

Hi everyone! You’re probably used to me by now sharing book recommendations for kids. Well, I also get asked a lot if I ever have time to read books for myself and if so, whether I could share some recommendations for mums (and dads) to read. And the answer is yes I do, and yes […] Read more…

Review: Fuzzikins Campervan

It may feel like the Summer holidays are just behind us, but in Edinburgh we’re already half way to the school Autumn holidays! My kids would love to go camping, but I’m not really thrilled by the idea. So in the mean time, they get to live out their camping fantasies with the Fuzzikins Campervan […] Read more…

Chapter Book of the Month: Flying Fergus

We’re mixing things up a little in the book reviews department, because as much as we all love picture books, my older boy thought it was about time we shared some recommendations for chapter book too! So I’m going to trial a new monthly feature where Oskar gets to share his favourite chapter books with […] Read more…

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