I've been very fortunate so far with my kids' choices of Hallowe'en costumes. A couple of years ago, Oskar wanted to be a snail, and most years he's been happy to just throw on his Spider-man costume from H&M. This year,

We are in the midst of Karneval season here in Germany (also known as Fasching or Fastnacht, depending which part of the country you're in), the weeks leading up to Lent. Although there are regional differences in how Karneval is