Dying Easter Eggs

7 April 2012 My packing list for this holiday looked something like this: Passports? Check. Tickets? Check. Easter egg dyes? Check. Although he’ll be more aware than he was last year, the boy probably still doesn’t understand the concept of Easter. And he doesn’t even like hard boiled eggs. Nevertheless, I just had to dye […] Read more…

#WhyILoveMuseums

5 April 2012 Today was #WhyILoveMuseums Day on Twitter for the second year running. As we’re currently on holiday, I was limited in taking part due to no Wifi and limited data connection for most of the day, but we made up for it by celebrating with a visit to the Riverside Museum in Glasgow. […] Read more…

{Midweek Meal} Pitta Pizza

4 April 2012 A really quick midweek meal, and a long-time favourite in our family, are pitta pizzas. They’re so easy, you can even whip then up while you’re on holiday^^ Ingredients Gluten free pitta breads Tomato purée Dried oregano Salt & pepper Topping of your choice Grated cheese Directions Pre-heat the oven to 200 C […] Read more…

April Snow Showers

3 April 2012 Last Friday, I mentioned on my April Happy List that I was looking forward to taking the boy to play on the beach. That was mostly based on the record Spring temperatures Scotland was witnessing at over 20 C. In reality, we went for a walk this morning in several inches of snow […] Read more…

{DIY} Egg Tree for Easter

2 April 2012 Are you as excited as I am that it’s almost Easter? Eggs everywhere, hard boiled, chocolate, hidden, rolled, in trees… What’s that? In trees? Really? Yes, here in Germany, people like to decorate the trees and bushes in their front gardens with coloured Easter eggs (‘egg trees’, as the husband calls them). […] Read more…

Happy Music Mixtape

Spring is in full swing. The sun is shining (well, most of the time). Put on some happy music, let your ‘hare’ down, and dance around like crazy for half an hour! Here’s a wee playlist to help you along. Bring on the weekend and the Easter holidays! Track Listing Jungle Drum – Emiliana Torrini […] Read more…

Currywurst Museum Muffins

Currywurst Museum Muffins 28 March 2012 Over on my museum blog, I also posted a recipe today for curry muffins, with a special ingredient from the Currywurst Museum in Berlin :-) Read more…

{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…

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