Posts Tagged ‘autumn’

Recycled Crafts: Apple Gift Boxes

If you love crafting, and you love reusing recyclable materials, then today’s tutorial is definitely one for you. These cute apple gift boxes are perfect for packaging up little gifts or treats at this time of year. They are super quick and easy to make, but they do include a craft knife, so definitely one […] Read more…

How to Celebrate St Martin’s Day

In German culture, between Hallowe’en and Advent/ Christmas, we have another celebration to look forward to – the wonderful festival of St Martin, which falls on 11th November. Although it’s practically unheard of in Scotland and the UK, we still celebrate this with the boys every year, so I thought I’d tell you a bit […] Read more…

Easy Paper Hedghog Craft for Autumn

I love decorating our house for the different seasons, and it’s even more fun when you make the decorations yourself. So today I’ve got a cute Autumn craft for you – learn how to make a paper hedgehog decoration in my easy DIY tutorial. It’s a perfect to do together with kids, and if you […] Read more…

Pumpkin Picking at Kilduff Farm

Is it even Autumn if you haven’t visited a pumpkin patch? Actually, we’d only ever been pumpkin picking once before, and that was last year when we had actually gone apple picking only to discover the farm in question also offered pumpkins. We enjoyed it so much, we jumped at the chance when we were […] Read more…

Roast Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup

Have I mentioned before how much we love soup season? I just can’t stop blitzing any vegetables in sight in to soup. It’s cheap and it’s simple. The most easy and straight forward way is to just chop the veg and boil it straight away with some stock until soft, but for some extra flavour […] Read more…

Autumn Wish List

Have I mentioned yet how much I love Autumn? Every year, I have a long list of things I want to do with the kids during Autumn, and every year we get to the end of Autumn and have forgotten about half of them. So this year I’m being more organised and I have made […] Read more…

Autumn Leaf Art

Autumn is in full swing here in Edinburgh, and this past weekend we did our first round of Autumn crafting. Earlier last week, during a visit to our local park, we collected pockets full of colourful leaves which we then pressed under a big pile of heavy books (or you could use a flower press […] Read more…

10 Picture Books to Welcome Autumn

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, not Christmas. Autumn is just around the corner! One of our favourite things on a blustery Autumn day is to snuggle down with a big pile of books, so I’ve put together a video of our favourite Autumn themed books – think lots of apples and […] Read more…

Easy-Peasy DIY Cheese Box Lantern

It’s only a few days to go until the festival of St Martin. Not a festival that is celebrated in Scotland, but it’s very popular in Germany and luckily the German Church in Edinburgh commemorates it every year, so the boys don’t need to miss out. I’ve written in depth before, about the history of […] Read more…

Guising & Turnip Lanterns – Scottish Hallowe’en

I love Hallowe’en! As you can probably tell, from the blog and my Instagram over the last couple of weeks. In Germany, Hallowe’en is not traditionally celebrated. When I went to high school there, is was virtually unknown, though in recent years it has gained in popularity, mostly in the form of a US import, […] Read more…

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