Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

Lolly Stick Reindeer

The countdown to Christmas is on! If you’re looking for some easy Christmas crafts to do with the kids, look no further than these cute lolly stick reindeer: If you prefer step by step instructions, then read on! First of all, you will need: 3 lolly sticks brown paint (I used a quick drying paint […] Read more…

Branches for St Barbara’s Day

Today I wanted to tell you a bit more about one of the traditions I mentioned in my recent post on ‘How to Celebrate Christmas Like a German‘. At this time of year, we’ve just finished mourning the passing of the colourful Autumn foliage, and are starting to deck our houses out in winter greenery […] Read more…

How to celebrate Christmas Like a German

Earlier this week, I was chatting with someone about how we celebrate Christmas in Germany, and they were surprised at how much it differed in some ways from Christmas in the UK. My lucky boys of course get to grow up with the best of both worlds, but for those of you not in the […] Read more…

Paper Bag Stars

Today I have another super easy craft idea to share with you that you can get the kids involved in – it’s the most genius way to make Christmas star decorations! Credit where credit is due, it was actually my aunt who showed us how to make these, when we were visiting my parents in Germany […] Read more…

Pine Cone Wreath

Have you spent the Autumn months foraging for nature’s bounty with your kids? Acorns, conkers, leaves, pine cones – you name it, we’ve collected it. Here’s an idea for creating a beautiful pine cone wreath to decorate your home with for the winter season ahead. You can get the kids involved with the painting or […] Read more…

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…

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