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Learning French on Holidays avec Monsieur Roscoe.

We’re just back from a few days in France. Since we live ten minutes’ drive from the border, is is generally easy to pop over and back for groceries or for a cafe au lait and croissant on a Saturday morning. It is a perk of living in our part of Germany and the novelty… Continue reading Learning French on Holidays avec Monsieur Roscoe.

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How to have a Corona-friendly, eco-friendly, wallet-friendly, relationship-strengthening Mothers’ Day

Well, that title is a bit of a mouthful, isn’t it? But you see I felt the need to share the fact that you do not have to a) break the bank, b) buy tat or c) risk exposing anyone to the Corona virus in the pursuit of the perfect Mothers’ day gift. For years… Continue reading How to have a Corona-friendly, eco-friendly, wallet-friendly, relationship-strengthening Mothers’ Day

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All Structure is Gone

All structure is gone. Schools and kindergartens have closed, re-opening only after the Easter holidays. Music lessons have been called off. Sunday mass and religious ceremonies have been cancelled. Even the First Holy Communion has been postponed indefinitely. Those children will remember this year no doubt. Last Wednesday afternoon the strangeness began. Alsace in France… Continue reading All Structure is Gone

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All the things I wanted to write

On holidays last Summer my mind was buzzing with travel posts to write on our return. We were on a roadtrip through western Europe, travelling through Germany, Luxembourg, Holland, Belgium and northern France. For the first time ever, we were having a sort of themed holiday, not just a getaway. The Bavarian wanted to spend… Continue reading All the things I wanted to write

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Injecting Personality and Practicality into a Family Home

[Disclaimer: The following is a collaborative post] Most of us grow up with a desire to own our home one day, and when we envision that property, we think of a place that oozes warmth, calmness, and love from every orifice. Finding the perfect property isn’t always easy, but often it’s possible to turn a… Continue reading Injecting Personality and Practicality into a Family Home

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Edward Scandinavian Steps: A Review

A couple of months back we were approached by a furniture company called pib asking us if we’d like to review a piece from their collection. Having put a fair amount of work into our home over the past number of years, we are finally getting to a stage where it feels like things are coming together… Continue reading Edward Scandinavian Steps: A Review

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Greener Living – Closing Your Intention-Action Gap

Have you heard of the intention-action gap? I have over the years but it only really hit home with me last week when I lifted up a plastic tub of natural yogurt in the supermarket. I switched from individual yogurts to a large tub a few years ago to reduce our waste. Then I switched… Continue reading Greener Living – Closing Your Intention-Action Gap