{Midweek Meal} Teriyaki Chicken & Miso Aubergine

28 March 2012 The husband and I are great fans of Japanese food. And of Japan in general. We met during Japanese night class, and I’ve had the good fortune to visit there three times – once for our first holiday together, and twice while he was working in Tokyo for a year. Anyway, when […] Read more…

{DIY} Deluxe Paper Napkin Flowers

27 March 2012 So, have you all been busy practising your paper napkin flowers ;-) As promised, here is the tutorial for a deluxe version. I experimented a little with different options for making different coloured centres for the flowers and making everything a bit more neat and secure, and found that this was the […] Read more…

{DIY} Basic Paper Napkin Flowers

26 March 2012 With Spring in full swing, I’m in the mood for flowers both inside the house and out. But as we’re heading off on holiday soon, I need some that are a bit longer lasting and don’t require daily fresh water. Which reminded me of the paper napkin flowers I used to make. […] Read more…

{Sunday Sweet} Gluten Free Almond Bites

25 March 2012 The weather has been absolutely gorgeous all weekend, and the husband had a vision of us sitting on our balcony this afternoon sipping chilled rosé. After raiding our store cupboard staples, I decided to whip up some quick and simple almond balls (as a bonus they’re gluten free by nature, no substituting […] Read more…

{DIY} Cushion Covers

23 March 2012 Sorry it’s been a bit quiet on the blog front this week, I’ve been busy with something very important and exciting, all of which will be revealed soon. In the mean time, how about another DIY project for the weekend? The boy absolutely LOVES throwing himself into piles of cushions, so I […] Read more…

Mothering Sunday vs Mother’s Day

18 March 2012 Round about this time last year, I was celebrating my first ever Mother’s Day. Or Mothering Sunday, to be exact. There’s a difference. Mothering Sunday is originally a Christian festival that occurs on the fourth Sunday in Lent, thus falling at a slightly different time each year, but in the UK it […] Read more…

Style Notes: Woof woof…here comes Spring

16 March 2012 We were beginning to think we’d misplaced Spring somewhere – it’s the middle of March and still the temperatures outside haven’t reached double figures. The boy was checking on the balcony to see if Spring was hiding there: But according to the weather forecast, it’s meant to jump up to 19°C at […] Read more…

I Heart Cheddar

12 March 2012 Did you know that during high school I worked at the cheese counter in our local supermarket? I love cheese. The smellier the better. So getting to spend the summer holidays among Appenzellers and Emmentalers was no hardship (it also helped pay for my driving licence). One thing I’ve always valued highly […] Read more…

{DIY} Make Your Own Braces

5 March 2012 Whether you’re moving from non-pat to expat, or from expat to ex expat, one thing all moves have in common is settling into your new abode. It’s been exactly 6 months last week that we’ve been living in our new flat (not counting our first two weeks in Berlin where we were in […] Read more…

{Sunday Sweet} Raisin Buns

4 March 2012 It’s been a couple of weeks since I did a Sunday Sweet, and even longer since I’ve done one completely from scratch, but today I felt like baking and, luckily, I had all the ingredients I needed in the house (seeing as almost all shops are closed on Sundays in Germany, this […] Read more…

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