Almost Advent

25 November 2011 Other good stuff that happened today was my shopping in preparation for Advent, which happens this weekend. First, I had to track down an Advent wreath. During all my time in Edinburgh I always made my own wreath at the German Church (well, we’d all make loads to sell at the Christmas […] Read more…

These shoes are made for walking

24 November 2011 I finally managed to set up the spare TV in the office yesterday, the one that’s not actually connected to the TV reception but hooked up to the DVD and VHS (yes, really!) players. You know, a little corner to retreat to, settled in the rocking chair I inherited from my grandmother, […] Read more…

Honey, I’m Home

22 November 2011 We’re back from Edinburgh, and our bags couldn’t be any fuller if we tried. In fact, we came back with twice as many bags than we flew out with (luckily still within our luggage allowance). The extra space is mostly taken up with birthday presents that the boy received, and food: oatcakes, […] Read more…

Gluten Free Vegan Brownies

14 November 2011 After the boy’s leftover birthday cake went down so well with the husband’s coeliac and vegan colleagues, I took up the challenge of making some gluten free vegan brownies over the weekend. I have a flourless brownie recipe I like to use, but it includes eggs, so I Googled for some vegan […] Read more…

Baby Birthday Carrot Cake

12 November 2011 The carrot cake recipe I made for the boy’s birthday came from a dm baby bonus brochure and was suggested as an ideal 1st birthday cake as it is low in allergens, containing neither eggs nor milk nor butter. Since I can’t eat wheat, I also replaced the wholewheat flour from the […] Read more…

Happy 1st Birthday

10 November 2011 I can’t believe my baby is one year old already! The German grandparents came over from the west of Germany to celebrate with us, and we’ll be flying over to Edinburgh next week for a couple of days where we’ll have a party with his friends. I’d baked him a carrot cake from […] Read more…

Happy Hallowe’en

31 October 2011 We had a fun Hallowe’en today. In the morning we carved a pumpkin with the face of the Currywurstmuseum mascot, which we later took round to them as a gift, along with a couple of the cheese & curry Hallowe’en muffins I’d made for dinner as we’d never eat them all ourselves. […] Read more…

Muffin Baking Marathon

28 October 2011 As a follow on from yesterday’s muffin post, I thought I’d mention the 120 muffins we baked for our wedding two years ago (BIG help from my mother and sister)! We ended up with five different flavours: banana, blueberry, orange, coconut and chocolate & beetroot. As with any baking in our house, […] Read more…

A day at the races

2 October 2011 There’s a horse and cart racing track south of where we live, and we had won a family ticket from the Currywurst Museum, which was hosting the races there today. Luckily there’s a direct subway connection from where we live, so it wasn’t as hard to get to as it first appeared […] Read more…

Museum-y Birthday

29 September 2011 So, I had a great birthday yesterday. The husband gave me an iPad (best husband ever or what?) and my mum cooked a really lovely meal for everyone in the evening. But the best part of the day had to be my visit to the Currywurst Museum, which was my brother’s gift […] Read more…

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