Arts & Crafts: How to crochet (for beginners)

Oh how I wish I could crochet! It is not through lack of trying, I have watched tutorials on YouTube but have never got passed the basic chain stitch. I have friends who are brilliant at it and have offered to teach me and I think I’ll have to take them up on that offer.…

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Coping with loss at Christmastime

Christmas is one of the happiest occasions in our yearly calendar, one we all look forward to and a moment when family and friends are celebrated the world over. We spend months of preparations, endless lists and a whole lot of thinking goes into this wonderful time of the year and yet it’s also a…

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Christmas Food: Canapés, turkey & desserts

Having come from a country slightly obsessed with Christmas, it seems that the further two countries we’ve chosen to live in since the UK, might have even more of a problem. Here in Munich, Christmas Market season is in full swing, with stalls piled high with seasonal goodies – proving that Christmas isn’t Christmas without…

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Top Christmas shopping tips from parents

Ask parents about their best Christmas tips and the advice arrives like a Santa’s sack of treats. Here, some of BritMums’ parents’ best tips: How to shop smart at Christmas Save on online delivery charges by ordering together with other Mummy friends and splitting the cost @netbuddytoptips 2. Many gifts can’t be returned after a…

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Things to do in Amsterdam with kids

Gretta Schifano, author of Mums Do Travel, visited Amsterdam with her 10-year-old son and together they discovered  a beautiful city full of interesting finds and wonders to be discovered. She shows that this fascinating and family-friendly city is more than a red light district.   When I told a friend that I was going to…

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