Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

Our Top 50 Christmas Picture Books

We’re half way through November already, which means there’s not much time left to get your Christmas picture books in order if you want to have them ready for the 1st December. I don’t know about you, but I like to pack our Christmas books away for the rest of the year, it makes them […] Read more…

Have Yourself a Colsie Christmas

Move over hygge, there’s a new kid in town! Unless you’ve been living under a rock, it will have been difficult to escape the Danish ‘hygge’ trend, that has swept the interior design and lifestyle worlds these past two years. It’s sometimes translated as cosy, but is generally considered to encompass much more than that – […] Read more…

Christmas Cookies: Jammy Hearts

Today, I have another yummy Christmas cookie recipe for you. Because what is even better than melt-in-the-mouth buttery vanilla cookies? Melt-in-the-mouth buttery vanilla cookies with jam in the middle! Ingredients 150g gluten free flour 50g caster sugar a pinch of salt 1 sachet of vanilla sugar or one teaspoon of vanilla essence 50g ground almonds 100g […] Read more…

Folded Paper Angels

Less than a week to go until Christmas! If you are looking for an easy, last minute decoration idea or just something to keep the kids occupied and stop asking “how many sleeps now?” for even a short while, then look no further than these folded paper angels. Here’s what you’ll need: 2 pieces of […] Read more…

Our Top 5 Christmas Movies for Kids

For this week’s Friday Five, I thought I’d do something a little different and share our Top 5 Christmas movies for kids with you. Prior to writing this post though, I did a little poll across some of my social media groups and channels as to what other people’s favourite Christmas movies were, since I […] Read more…

Christmas Cookies: Vanillekipferl

When it comes to Advent and Christmas baking, there is a holy trinity of seasonal cookies that always get baked in Germany, at least in my circles: Zimtsterne (cinnamon stars), Butterkekse (butter cookies), and Vanillekipferl (vanilla crescents). I shared my recipes for Zimtsterne and Butterkekse with you last year, so this time it’s time to […] Read more…

A Christmas Stick Tree

Last year, Oskar’s school had a big craft afternoon at the beginning of Advent, to decorate the school, and on the last day before the holidays they were then able to take home anything they had made. At the end of the Christmas season, I did what any self respecting blogger would do, and deconstructed […] Read more…

5 Beautifully Illustrated Christmas Books

One of my favourite things about the Christmas season, is getting our Christmas picture books off the top shelf. We have quite a few – last year I pulled 24 of them together to create a Advent book calendar, but our collection has since grown. Today, I want to specifically recommend five Christmas picture books […] Read more…

DIY Festive Play Dough Play Mats

It’s that time of year, where we like to huddle round the kitchen table on the dark winter afternoons, and get our arts and crafts on. Both my boys really love play dough. Oskar recently recreated some Ancient Egyptian canopic jars, that he had been learning about in school, out of play dough! And Mr […] Read more…

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