Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

Best of British Christmas

18 December 2013 Christmas came early at our house this week, when a wonderful surprise parcel was delivered to our door late yesterday afternoon, topped with this lovely customised luggage tag. Last month I was contacted by a digital agency based in Edinburgh, who were working on a campaign for Premier Inn London Gatwick hotels. […] Read more…

Kinder Tanzen für Kinder: A Trip to the Ballet

9 December 2013 Yesterday we took the boy to see his first Christmas show. This used to be one of my favourite parts of Christmas, and I’ve been looking forward to him being old enough. The Deutsche Oper Berlin was showing a special one hour production of The Nutcracker with the slogan “Kinder Tanzen für […] Read more…

A visit from St Nicholas: someone was good at our house

6 December 2013 Happy St Nicholas Day everyone! Someone was obviously very good at our house, as we awoke to find our shoes filled with gifts and treats.  In fact, the boy was not visited just once by St Nicholas, or even twice, but a total of three times! At nursery, the kids found stockings […] Read more…

Ready for St Nicholas

5 December 2013 Tomorrow is St Nicholas Day, another one of the saints celebrated here in Germany.  There are many legends surrounding St Nicholas, who lived in the 3rd to 4th century AD and was Bishop of Myra in what is now Turkey. One story has it that a father who had three daughters wanted […] Read more…

The Annual Christmas Tree Question

1 December 2013 Every year, we have a discussion about our Christmas tree. More precisely, when to put it up. The husband would prefer to put it up at the first hint of Advent. I, on the other hand, grew up with the tradition that the tree does not go up until Christmas Eve. Which […] Read more…

Happy New Year!

7 January 2012 Hello everyone, I’m back from my Christmas holidays blogging break, and want to start by wishing you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR! We had a lovely two weeks, first with my family over on the other side of Germany, and then just the three of us here in Berlin, even though […] Read more…

Merry Christmas!!

21 December 2012 Today was my last day of work, ahead of us lies not only Christmas but two weeks of family time where I’ll be taking a blogging break, stepping away from the computer – except perhaps for sharing the occasional photo – and spending some quality time with the boy (and the husband, […] Read more…

More Snow

10 December 2012 The husband arrived back from his trip to Hawaii, where we was speaking at a conference, at the weekend, and after a week in short and t-shirts, snorkling with turtles and watching sunrises on the beach, he had a whole week of Advent to catch up on. And the weather could not […] Read more…

St Nicholas brings the Snow

6 December 2012 We always celebrated St Nicholas Day when we were living in Scotland, and of course we continue to do so now we’re in Germany. The difference is that here no one thinks you’re crazy for putting your shoes out on the evening of 5th December^^ Also for once I wasn’t the only […] Read more…

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