October 19, 2014

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Friday Five: Books for 4 Year Old Boys

You may have noticed that The Ex-Expat has received a bit of a makeover this week. This was long overdue and the result of finally moving the blog from Tumblr to WordPress. There are still a few hiccups to iron out that went along with the transition, but I hope you like it! Along with the new look, I’ve also been thinking about new features, and the first I would like to introduce is ‘Friday Five’ where I share some of my and our favourite […]

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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 home on call for the builders trying to fix the water damage caused by the flat above, sigh…) I decided to take the bull by the horns and do it! […]

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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 bonfire, balancing along a wall, when he’s scared, when he’s ill, when he’s been naughty…But the most beautiful moments of all are those, when he slips his little hand in […]

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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 all about it over on Museum Diary!

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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 a 3.5 year old. Whilst everyone else was staring disinterestedly out of the window – had they even noticed? – my boy proceeded to list every single thing about the […]

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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 exhibition area, as well as two hangars and the converted former Tower to explore, it’s a plane lovers dream. There are aircraft and helicopters galore to see, as well as […]

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