Posts Tagged ‘scottish traditions’

How to Carve a Turnip Lantern

Just a week to go until Hallowe’en! We have been busy visiting pumpkin patches, picking pumpkins and carving pumpkin lanterns. But as I mentioned in my post from a wee while back, about the Celtic origins of Hallowe’en, it’s actually turnips that were traditionally carved in to lanterns in Scotland. Having sustained quite a few […] Read more…

How we celebrate Christmas – twice

As a Scottish-German family, the question I probably get asked the most is whether we bring up our kids bilingually and, if so, how? I’ve actually written about it before, so you can read my answer to that question in my previous post. The second most asked question, is probably how do we celebrate Christmas? […] Read more…

Happy Burns Night 2016!

Happy Burns Night, everyone! So, I had this great blog post planned for this year’s Burns Night*. I was going to do some more hand lettering and create some printables for you guys, to use for your Burns Supper. And maybe put together a new playlist. Oh, I had so many ideas. But the best […] Read more…