St Nicholas brings the Snow

6 December 2012 We always celebrated St Nicholas Day when we were living in Scotland, and of course we continue to do so now we’re in Germany. The difference is that here no one thinks you’re crazy for putting your shoes out on the evening of 5th December^^ Also for once I wasn’t the only […] Read more…

Our Advent Weekend in Saxony

3 December 2012 As I mentioned last week, we were off to visit my sister for the first Advent weekend. She lives in rural Saxony, about 200km south of Berlin, and it had been snowing since Friday morning so we arrived into a proper Winter Wonderland. Actually, we took the train to Dresden, where she […] Read more…

Balcony Harvest

Do you remember ‘Project Balcony’? My quest to make our rather austere looking balcony looking a little nice, through the addition of balcony furniture and DIY hanging baskets, and the planting of herbs and strawberries. As I’d also mentioned, we also have another balcony which is just a tiny wee thing of no size to […] Read more…

Our Week in Edinburgh

So, I finally found some time over the weekend to sort out my photos from our recent trip to Edinburgh, and I’ve selected a few to share with you. On our way over, the boy made a new friend at Schiphol airport^^ And for all those who have been saying how cruel of me to […] Read more…

Pixar Cars Birthday Party

12 November 2012 So, how do you celebrate the birthday of a little boy who is mad for cars? A Pixar Cars themed party seemed an obvious choice. I didn’t want to go too over the top, he’s only two after all and there were just a handful of friends coming for afternoon tea, but […] Read more…

Style Notes: Like father like son

I couldn’t resist sharing this lovely photo of my two men sporting their trench coats side by side. Don’t they make a handsome pair? I have a trench coat too, by the way. Perhaps we can get a family trench coat picture one day, haha :-) ————— The boy wore: trench coat (Zara), jeans (H&M) […] Read more…

See you next week

19 October 2012 I’m off to Armenia tomorrow for an international museum conference. I don’t know yet whether I’ll have any internet access while I’m away, or any time even to post. I might drop in an occasional photo, if I get the chance, otherwise I’ll see you again at the end of next week. […] Read more…

My Picnic Parcel

4 September 2012 You’re probably bored by now hearing about Post aus meiner Küche, but I wanted to share with you the picnic parcel I received in return and say a big THANK YOU to my exchange partner, the lovely Helen. My parcel contained a loaf of bread, a selection of pickled/ marinated vegetables, and […] Read more…

{Midweek Meal} Chickpea Stew

22 August 2012 This is a super quick and easy midweek meal, and if you want a vegetarian option you can just leave out the hot dog sausages. If you have fresh herbs at hand, it tastes even better than with the dried herbs. Ingredients (serves 4) vegetable oil 1 crushed clove garlic 3-4 hot […] Read more…

Blog Birthday: 1 Year Old Today!

20 August 2012 Wow, I can hardly believe it, but this little blog is celebrating its first birthday today. That also means we have been in Berlin for one whole year now, as I started it the day we arrived. To mark the occasion, I’ve picked 10 of my favourite Berlin moments from the past year […] Read more…

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