January 23, 2015

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{Expat Cravings} Tatty Scones

With Burns Night coming up this weekend, I thought it would be a good excuse to share another Scottish recipe with you. In fact, this recipe for ‘Tatty Scones’ comes courtesy of the husband! Ingredients 500g mashed potatoes 100g plain flour 1-2 tbsp water (optional) We used a gluten free flour mix from Schär, in the UK I’d use Dove’s Farm gluten free flour. If you don’t need to cook gluten free, just standard plain flour will do. We used some purple potatoes that they happened to […]

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January 20, 2015

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Bulb Watching

We’re still very much in the grip of winter, but sadly the dreary, grey, wet kind,not the blue skies and snow everywhere kind. So what better to lift the spirits than bringing some early Spring time indoors. The Boy loves flowers – he is beside himself with you if you take him to a flower shop, wildly exclaiming at all the beautiful blooms on show, before carefully and decidedly choosing which we should take home. So one of my favourite things at this time of […]

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January 16, 2015

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{Friday Five} Books for Big Brothers

We ended last year by becoming a family of four, so this year’s first Friday Five is, appropriately, a selection of our favourite books for little boys* who are about to become or have just become big brothers. The Boy has really taken to his new role with much enthusiasm, showering his little brother his hugs and kisses at every opportunity. So sweet. So, clockwise from top left, here are the books that helped him transition in to his new role: Unser Baby (Engl: Our […]

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January 13, 2015

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{Home Tour} Baby’s Room

A couple of people have been asking if I’d do a post about Mr Fox’s new room, after sharing a couple of snapshots on Instagram of things we’d bought for it. Well, he actually just has a corner in our room rather than a room of his own (when he’s older he’ll move in with The Boy), but I’m more than happy to share a few pics. This is what the corner of our room looked like before: And this is what it looks like […]

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January 9, 2015

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Snapshots #24

Here’s December in snapshots, according to my iPhone (mostly): The Christmas seasons begins in Berlin… Choosing a Christmas tree Preparing to trim the tree “Look mummy, the Würstchen Auto!” (Note: It’s the truck from the Currywurst Museum) Presents St Nicholas left me in my shoe :) Paper chain making with The Boy Learning to knit (finally!) Gluten free mince pies, straight from the UK. Thanks Granny Scotland! Letters from Santa for The Boy and Mr Fox Double Trouble!! A visit to one of Berlin’s many Christmas […]

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January 8, 2015

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{Kitchen Staples} Winter Jam

Jam making is something usually associated with the warmer months of the year, but I like myself some home made jam even in the midst of winter, as it just tastes better than shop bought. These two recipes are really easy and quick to make, and don’t involve peeling, coring, de-stoning or chopping ingredients for ages. Ingredients jar of cranberries (400g) 500ml cloudy apple juice 100ml freshly pressed orange juice (about 2-3 oranges) gelling sugar – ideally 500g of 2:1 sugar, or alternatively 1kg of 1:1 […]

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