Allgemein · Parenting

First Quarter Results Are In

The first quarter results are in. Its been a mixed one. Ups. Downs. Inbetween times. The big 4-oh. An up. A big one. A frustrating February. A down. Lots of reading. An up. Lots of unfinished, challenging books. A down(er). Learning new skills – conversational French, new crochet stitches, cooking game dishes.  Peaks and troughts and peaks and troughs but… Continue reading First Quarter Results Are In

Home · Parenting

Realisation, Fruition and Other Such Words

At times it seems to me that this blog of mine is one big to do list. A letter of intent to myself, if you like. In various post on various topics I have vowed, hoped and planned. Less rushing, more chilling, some redecorating,  more documenting life. I’ve gone on record with goals, aims and… Continue reading Realisation, Fruition and Other Such Words

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Pretty & Practical Home Decor For Families

Points of view on home decor when you have a young family differ greatly. There’s the “why bother” camp, firmly rooted in reality, assuming that vases will get smashed, sofas soiled and walls vandalied by the little ones. And there are the parents who lay down rules, are strict about shoes in the house and… Continue reading Pretty & Practical Home Decor For Families

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Lazy Organisation, Part 3: How To Be Lazy & Still Be Organised

Two years ago, when I was still new to this blogging business, I wrote what has become of my most popular posts to date, How to be lazy and still be organised. Back then I was on parental leave with three children and no pets.  Trying to maintain a certain level of organisation involved juggling but… Continue reading Lazy Organisation, Part 3: How To Be Lazy & Still Be Organised

Allgemein · Parenting

14 Down, 26 To Go

Christmas is coming. Where has the time gone? Seriously. We’re into December now. How did that happen? The days are filling up with activities, invitations and commmitments. The days that aren’t planned for fetes, markets, cake sales, pre-Christmas meetups or work trips have been allocated, by default, to planning, shopping and organising so that something… Continue reading 14 Down, 26 To Go

Family Life · holidays

Germany Holidays – The City Of Dresden

This week’s German Holidays post takes us to the former East German city of Dresden. A year ago a family reunion on The Bavarian’s side of the family meant that we got to spend three days in the impressive capital city of the German state of Saxony (Sachsen). This was my first trip to Dresden… Continue reading Germany Holidays – The City Of Dresden