Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

{Berlin} Historic Steam Train Ride

Yesterday, we marked the Second of Advent with an historic steam train ride around wintery Berlin-Brandenburg. We’d taken The Boy on the same ride three years ago, and it was just as atmospheric as we’d remembered it. For Mr Fox, it was the first time. Both boys were super excited! When we arrived, they were […] Read more…

Butter Cookies (GF)

It’s the Second of Advent already, how time flies! We’re off on a festive Advent steam train ride today, through wintery Berlin-Brandenburg. There are rumours St Nicholas will drop by too! When we come back, we’ll probably have afternoon tea and cookies to warm us up, before trimming our tree. We’ve been busy baking home […] Read more…

Advent Calendar fillings for a new mum

Following on from yesterday’s suggestions on filling an Advent calendar for kids, I wanted to share some suggestions with you today on filling an Advent calendar for a new mum! Because new mums can always do with a little bit of extra TLC and some pampering. And it’s a chance for them to enjoy Advent for […] Read more…

Advent Calendar fillings for 6 & 2 year olds

Yesterday, I shared our Advent Book Calendar with you, and today I wanted to share some suggestions on how to fill a more traditional Advent calendar, such as the DIY I posted about last week, or this beautiful hand embroidered one made for me my my mum over 30 years ago! My elder son has […] Read more…

Advent Book Calendar

Happy First of Advent, everyone! The first candle on the Advent wreath is lit, we have some festive music playing, and this afternoon we’re planning to bake our first Christmas cookies of the season. However, since Advent starts so early this year, there are a few more days left before the 1st December to get […] Read more…

A Christmas Journey

After four years in Berlin, this year we finally managed to make it to KaDeWe to see their Christmas display. At 60,000 square metres of selling space across eight floors, the KaDeWe – short for ‘Kaufhaus des Westens’ (Engl: Department Store of the West) – is the largest department store in continental Europe. Every year, […] Read more…

Paper Bag Stars

Earlier this week, we came back from a spontaneous trip to visit my parents on the other side of the country. While we were there, my aunt showed us the most genius way to make Christmas star decorations. Can you believe, these gorgeous 3D stars are made out of simple sandwich bags?! The technique was really […] Read more…

Gluten Free Christmas Stollen

One of the things I really miss about German Christmas, since going gluten free, is Stollen. Previously, there was no store bought GF alternative, and making it yourself was always such a challenge: the tough yeast dough needs the better part of a day kneading and rising and kneading and rising, if you are lucky […] Read more…

Barbara Zweige

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 and perhaps a few poinsettias to add a spot of colour. Spring and the thought of fresh buds and blossoms seems a long time off. That’s why St […] Read more…

Activity Advent Calendar

Less than a week to go until the beginning of Advent! Though since it starts in November this year, you have a few extra days until you need to have your Advent calendars ready. Whether you are feeling stressed out because you haven’t even started planning your calendar and don’t know where to take the […] Read more…

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