Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

Potato, Carrot & Stilton Soup

Do you still have some leftover Stilton from the Christmas cheeseboard languishing in the fridge? Then I have just the recipe for you! My boys love this soup, though I do hold back a bit on the Stilton for them. They will eat it in the soup, but as a self confessed cheese addict I […] Read more…

Preparing for Epiphany

On the 10th Day of Christmas…As people are boldly declaring “Christmas is over for another year”, and Christmas trees start prematurely appearing on street curbs, we are still very much embracing the Christmas season which – as in the famous song – of course lasts for twelve days. We’ve had a week filled with cookies […] Read more…

The Night Before Christmas

It’s Christmas Eve! In German tradition, Christmas Eve is the most important day for celebrating, so I’ll be switching off for a bit, but I’ve recorded a very special book video to wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS! If you enjoyed the video, I’d be really grateful if you would subscribe to my channel. Thanks! Read more…

Christmas Activity Book

How time has flown! Tomorrow, our school breaks up for the Christmas holidays and next week it’s the big event itself! I thought I was fairly organised, but suddenly there seem the be a gazillion little things I still need to do. So, to keep the boys from watching TV all day while I do […] Read more…

Reindeer Cupcakes

We had our nativity service at church this past weekend, with a bring & share lunch to follow, so I wanted to make something special to bring for the children. I’d seen different versions of reindeer cupcakes circulating the internet last Christmas, and decided to have a go at making my own. They are fairly […] Read more…

Redcurrant Jam Sandwich Cookies

Are you feeling Christmassy yet? We lit the second candle on our Advent wreath yesterday, and also baked our second round of Christmas cookies. Whilst Vanilla Kipferl, Cinnamon Stars and Butter Cookies remain our favourites (they’re like the Holy Trinity of German Christmas cookies in our house), there’s always room for more cookies and these […] Read more…

Christmas Picture Books – Reader Requests

Are you ready for some more Christmas picture books? A couple of weeks ago I shared our Top 50, and invited my readers to nominate which ones they would like to see a more detailed review. So, here they are: If you enjoyed the video, I’d be really grateful if you would subscribe to my channel. […] Read more…

Tissue Paper Stars

Today, I have a Christmassy craft to share with you. It’s really easy to make, so one to get the kids involved with. All you need is some cellophane paper, a pair of scissors, and a glue stick. Step 1 – Cut your cellophane paper into eight same sized rectangles. You can use all colours or […] Read more…

How to Create a Book Advent Calendar

To finish off this week’s focus on Advent Calendars, I have another slightly different idea for you, that will especially appeal to all book lovers – how to create a Book Advent Calendar! Instead of getting chocolates or toys every day, in an Advent Book Calendar there’s a new book to read each day during […] Read more…

Activity Advent Calendar Tips & Template

Whether you are looking for an alternative to chocolate Advent calendars (anyone else still working their way through the Hallowe’en candy?), are tired of those pre-filled toy calendars that just add more plastic tat to your house, or are simply in search or something a little bit different, an Activity Advent Calendar is a really […] Read more…

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