Hallowe’en Pumpkin Window Pictures

Looking for a last minute Hallowe’en craft activity to do with your kids? Look no further! These Jack-o-Lantern pumpkin window pictures are quick and easy to make, and you’ll have them up in your windows for Hallowe’en in no time! Here’s what you’ll need: A4 sheet of black crafting paper of thin card A4 sheet […] Read more…

Salted Caramel Tart (GF)

So, usually I make pumpkin pie for our Hallowe’en party every year, but after seeing a great cake decor idea on the front cover of Tesco magazine last week, I decided to break with tradition and make a salted caramel tart instead. I used my own caramel recipe, rather than the Tesco one, because it’s […] Read more…

Chapter Book of the Month: My Secret Unicorn

If you tuned in to the blog and our YouTube channel last month, you may have seen that we’ve added a new monthly feature to our book reviews: chapter book of the month. This feature was Oskar’s idea, because as much as he still loves picture books, he also wanted to share some of his […] Read more…

Chocolate Apples

We are having a wee Hallowe’en gathering this weekend, so Oskar and I have been busy planning what treats to serve up. He suggested toffee apples, but I’m not so keen on toffee or caramel apples as they are so terribly sticky and not great on the teeth. So we have compromised on chocolate apples, […] Read more…

Pumpkin Picking at Kilduff Farm

Is it even Autumn if you haven’t visited a pumpkin patch? Actually, we’d only ever been pumpkin picking once before, and that was last year when we had actually gone apple picking only to discover the farm in question also offered pumpkins. We enjoyed it so much, we jumped at the chance when we were […] Read more…

Review: Toca Life Holiday! Sticker Book

It’s a bit quiet on the blog this week, as the Autumn half term holidays are in full swing here in Edinburgh. But I did want to take a moment to share a great activity book with you that we were recently sent for review. It’s been in high demand already this week! The Toca […] Read more…

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…

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