At this time of year, there are saints galore being celebrated in German tradition: first St Martin, then St Barbara, and today on the 6th December we are celebrating St Nicholas. There are many legends surrounding St Nicholas, who lived

We're half way through our summer holidays already here in Edinburgh and starting to think about the new term head. As mentioned before, my youngest will be starting Primary 1, something that is celebrated big style in German tradition. Three

It's less than a month to go until Easter, time to get decorating! In the last years we've often been away over Easter, so haven't gone to that much effort, but after our big trip in February we're having Easter

We have the annual 'St Martin' festival coming up in Germany this week, one of the main elements of which is lantern processions around town. In the past, the kids have always made lanterns at nursery, but this year neither

Apologies for the silence on the blog this past week, but we have been gearing up for the big day - Einschulung! If you missed my previous post, this is what the school enrolment is called here in Germany, and it's