September 26, 2014

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Magazine Challenge #1: Woodland Collar

Are any of you like me and read lots of crafts magazines, bookmarking and cutting out projects to try only for them to collect dust in a pile on your desk or languish in a folder never to be looked at again? As I currently have a bit of time on my hands (sitting at […]

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September 1, 2014

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Holding Hands

1 September 2014 Being a mum can be hard work. No, let me start again: Being a mum is hard work. But it has its rewards. Rewards that money can’t buy. I hold my son’s hand in all kinds of situations: crossing a busy road, in a bustling crowd, on a train platform, near a […]

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August 23, 2014

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Happy Berlin-iversary & art from a vending machine!

23 August 2014 Earlier this week, I marked my three year Berlin-aversary by attending a relaunch at the Jewish Museum Berlin of the ‘Kunstautomat’ – a vending machine that dispenses unique limited art to visitors willing to part with a few Euros. What a great idea to introduce visitors to new artists! You can find out […]

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August 22, 2014

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Wide eyed and full of wonderment

22 August 2014 Children’s capacity for wonderment at the world never ceases to cause me enjoyment. This morning, the bus that came to take us to nursery was brand new. To most undiscerning eyes it will have seemed a lot like the old buses, just a little rounder looking and more shiny. But not to […]

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August 20, 2014

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Discovering Berlin: Military History Museum at Berlin-Gatow Airfield

20 August 2014 During Oma and Opa’s recent visit, we again took the opportunity of having a car at our disposal to visit the Military History Museum out at Berlin-Gatow. It’s been on my ‘must visit’ list for a while, but is a bit tricky to get to by public transport. With a vast outdoor […]

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August 15, 2014

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Freebie Friday: Oli’s Bahnwelt

15 August 2014 Kids can be expensive, so as parents we all like to get our hands on something free, don’t we? The internet is full of resources to download or print off, but many corporate organisations also offer freebies you can send away for if you just know about them. I’ve been tracking down […]

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