Sunday, 11 March 2018

Weekly Wisdom

Strong women, may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

The Saturday Update

We've had another manic week of work, Kindergarten and appointments.  My sport has had to take the back seat again and we are all looking forward to the holidays and a bit of a break!

I started a new Kindergarten English group and I love it - that's one of the highlights of my week.  I'm also finding my rhythm with my adult German group and enjoying that too.

The kids have been home poorly the last couple of days but since they are still in good spirits I took them to Bremen yesterday to meet up with a friend for coffee.  It was chaos but good to get out.

Today I have work to do at Kindergarten and Isabella has a friend's birthday party.  Then it is another busy work week before we get to those holidays!

Friday, 9 March 2018


Interesting look at helping the environment.

I love these spaces.

Toddler life.

Maybe that's why the Finnish are so happy.


Pretty accurate so far!

Beautiful photos.

Good question!

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Reading Review - Kids edition!

My reading has slowed down a little at the moment and I'm good with that.  This month I thought I would share with you some of the reading I've been doing with Isabella.  She's now three and a half so we read to her and I try to be consistant in reading English while Nico reads in German.

The BFG - Roald Dahl

We've been reading this since my Mum came to visit before Christmas.  I try to do a chapter each time but sometimes we mix it up.  I was a little unsure if she was ready for such a long book but she really enjoys it, she is excited to find out what happens next and she tells her own stories with giants and the Queen!  I love Roald Dahl and I would definitely recommend reading this.

The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes - Mark Pett and Gary Rubenstein

This one was recommended as a good book to read to girls.  I think it's a good message for boys too to be honest.  I'm not sure she totally grasps the message yet but she does enjoy this one and along with Tiger in a Tutu, she's enjoying it just for the story right now.

Green Eggs and Ham - Dr Seuss

Isabella has three Dr Seuss books and we love reading all of them but I think this is her favourite right now.  The words and rhyme are amazing and I love that Isabella's learning English through such a talented author.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018


...feeling grateful for my little family.
...missing my Zumba.
...finding my way at Kindergarten.
...eating well.
...reading more at bedtime.
...meeting new people.
...drinking wine.
...making plans.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Recipe: Stuffed peppers


  • Four large red peppers
  • 500g mince
  • 1 large onion
  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Seasoning
1. Remove and chop the tops of the peppers. Boil them for five minutes. Drain them and put them in a baking tray.
2. Fry off the onion, mince and garlic. Add the chopped peppers, chopped tomatoes, cooked rice and seasoning. Simmer for five minutes.
3. Fill the mixture into the peppers and bake at 175℃ for thirty minutes.

Monday, 5 March 2018

Make it Monday - Crossstitch Pendent

 Did a quick little Mollie Makes project today. It was easy, fun and effective. I love the style and the message. I could be tempted to try more of these.