All tagged Days Out

December {Loves}

Let's see how far I can get with this post without mentioning the elephant in the room, shall we?!

We've had plenty to celebrate in December with the month kicking off with a special little lady's 4th birthday. How can Sophia be 4 already? She had a wonderful day, topped off with a tea party with her friends.

Christmas Traditions

Christmas traditions are a funny old thing, aren't they? Some are passed down through families, from generation to generation, and some just naturally evolve without you even realising.

When I was growing up in Germany, St. Nicholas Day on December 6th was a bigggg deal as we would receive sweets in our shoes for being good {unless we had been naughty and Knecht Ruprecht left 'alternative' gifts!}. I don't recall mince pies featuring heavily in my childhood festive memories, but the mere waft of Stollen, Lebkuchen or Pfeffernüsse gives me alllll the nostalgic feels still to this day. 

November {Loves}

I'd thought November would be a quiet month, really.

We were embarking on Project New Kitchen and with the C-word just around the corner, we'd expected it to just be a stepping stone into the festive period. Just a quiet month at home, with nothing much to report on. But when I flicked back through my diary and looked at the photographs I'd taken, I realised that we had done far more than I'd remembered! 

October {Loves}

October.

It really felt like just as we were settling into our groove with the new school year, along came half term to shake it all up again!

Not that I'm complaining, mind.

I think we were all ready for a break and it was so good not to have the mammoth school treks twice daily. We found a good balance between relaxing at home and being outdoors and I purposefully made sure to spend some extra quality time with Reuben.