Culture Clash: Postman who?

8 January 2013 Yesterday was the first day back at nursery after a two week break. The boy wanted to wear his favourite jumper of the moment – his awesome Postman Pat jumper knitted for him by his awesome Oma as a Christmas present! It’s a wonder we can get him out of it long […] Read more…

Happy New Year!

7 January 2012 Hello everyone, I’m back from my Christmas holidays blogging break, and want to start by wishing you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR! We had a lovely two weeks, first with my family over on the other side of Germany, and then just the three of us here in Berlin, even though […] Read more…

Merry Christmas!!

21 December 2012 Today was my last day of work, ahead of us lies not only Christmas but two weeks of family time where I’ll be taking a blogging break, stepping away from the computer – except perhaps for sharing the occasional photo – and spending some quality time with the boy (and the husband, […] Read more…

More Snow

10 December 2012 The husband arrived back from his trip to Hawaii, where we was speaking at a conference, at the weekend, and after a week in short and t-shirts, snorkling with turtles and watching sunrises on the beach, he had a whole week of Advent to catch up on. And the weather could not […] Read more…

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…

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