Mummy & Mini…at the Beach

The boys and I are off on our first ever beach holiday today for a week! Unfortunately, the weather doesn’t look too good, but we’re being optimistic and have packed a few beach essentials. Firstly, our beloved hats – I brought mine back from London in June, and the boys wanted ones ‘just like mummy’. […] Read more…

Great Board Games for Kids age 2+

The first week of our summer holiday has been marked by endless rain. We’ve been outside in our rain gear, gone to the cinema, and been for a treat in the local ice cream parlour, but eventually cabin fever starts to set in. Time to break out some board games. We started playing board games […] Read more…

Rote Grütze

Summer time is berry time. In fruit salads, as cake toppings, or simply as they are. In Germany, another popular fresh berry dish is ‘Rote Grütze’ – the literal translation is ‘red gruel’, which doesn’t sound particularly appetizing. But in actual fact, it’s a delicious dessert made with a mixture of different berries. Ingredients 300g […] Read more…

Popsicle Prints (with free download)

I wanted to surprise the boys on their last day of nursery, and to celebrate the start of both the summer holidays and the start of a new chapter in my older boy’s life (in case you missed it, he starts school after the summer). And what screams summer holiday more than ice cream? So […] Read more…

To my son on his last day of nursery

To my Darling Boy – Today I picked you up from your nursery for the last time (or Kita, as we call it here). For the past four years and eight months you have been going there almost every day, apart from vacation times. On some days, you would be waiting by the door, sad that […] Read more…

Chocolate Courgette Cake (GF)

Last week, The Boy and I were invited to visit the Domäne Dahlem here in Berlin – a working farm and museum to the south of the city centre. As well as a tour of their relatively new interactive exhibition all about food and its journey from nature to your table, which I will be […] Read more…

CSD Berlin 2016

Another weekend, another explosion of rainbows in Berlin Schöneberg. Today, it was the Christopher Street Day march – a.k.a. Berlin Pride – that travelled past our way. We walked about 1km down the road to meet the beginning of it, then stopped to watch for a while – we had great front row spaces, and […] Read more…

Summer Holiday Reads for Kids

So, the school summer holidays have finally started here in Berlin, though the boys’ still have another week until their nurseries go on their summer breaks (and the older boy is actually finishing nursery altogether, as he starts at school after summer!) Looking ahead to our vacation – the boys’ first beach holiday ever, and my […] Read more…

Lemon Confetti Cake (GF)

Any excuse for a cake, and nothing screams summer like a refreshing lemon cake. Well, I think so anyway. With some butter cream icing and confetti sprinkles on top for extra decadence. Of course. Ingredients for the cake: 250g butter or margarine 150g sugar 4 eggs 250g gluten free flour (I usually use Schär or […] Read more…

A Street Festival in Berlin’s Rainbow Quarter

I’ve mentioned before, that when we moved house last summer, we knowingly moved in to the heart of Berlin’s ‘Rainbow Quarter’. If you look up our neighbourhood in a guide book, it wouldn’t strike you as being typically popular with families. It has been one of the centres of Berlin’s gay scene since the 1920s, and […] Read more…

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