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…

Home Sweet Edinburgh

28 February 2012 So, I’m back from my wee trip to Edinburgh. I crammed a lot into my three days, so much so in fact, that despite at long last having some nights of unbroken sleep, the nights were way too short so I’m still as tired as before. But the other side to that was […] Read more…

Happy Pancake Day

21 February 2012 In Germany everyone is celebrating Karneval at the moment, or Fasching, as they say here in Berlin (managed to ‘recycle’ the boy’s Halloween pirate costume^^), but in our household the last day before Lent will always be British style Pancake Day! We had a two course pancake dinner tonight – savoury spinach […] Read more…

Valentine’s Mixtape

Another really busy week, writing a big article about museums and social media for a museum education journal, so I’ve got to sideline this blog a bit. But since today is the day we celebrate all things love (something we should do every day, in my opinion, though I guess it’s nice to make some […] Read more…

Future Rock Star

10 February 2012 This week has gone by in a flash, and I’ve not found any time to blog. Mostly because I’ve been writing some pretty big posts for my museum blog (about museums on Pinterest, if you’re interested), which have turned out to be possibly the most popular thing I’ve ever written. Also a […] Read more…

Almost Winter: a Mixtape

We’ve reached the end of January already! Outside it can’t decide whether to be winter or not. At the weekend we had some snow, I’d say it was at least half a centimetre. It didn’t stay down for much more than 24 hours, but the temperatures have plummeted well below zero with clear blue skies […] Read more…

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