Boardgame Week - Shadow in the Woods

As we move into the colder season, it becomes time for us to all spend a lot more time inside, hibernating with quilts, candles, hot cocoa, and good books. For us, no rainy afternoon is complete without playing boardgames together.

We thought we might share some of our favourite games with you this week, maybe you’ll discover a new favourite!

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Boardgame Week - Sagaland

As we move into the colder season, it becomes time for us to all spend a lot more time inside, hibernating with quilts, candles, hot cocoa, and good books. For us, no rainy afternoon is complete without playing boardgames together.

We thought we might share some of our favourite games with you this week, maybe you’ll discover a new favourite!

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Boardgame Week - Race to the Treasure

As we move into the colder season, it becomes time for us to all spend a lot more time inside, hibernating with quilts, candles, hot cocoa, and good books. For us, no rainy afternoon is complete without playing boardgames together.

We thought we might share some of our favourite games with you this week, maybe you’ll discover a new favourite!

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Available from Amazon UK:

Boardgame Week - Dragon Valley

As we move into the colder season, it becomes time for us to all spend a lot more time inside, hibernating with quilts, candles, hot cocoa, and good books. For us, no rainy afternoon is complete without playing boardgames together.

We thought we might share some of our favourite games with you this week, maybe you’ll discover a new favourite!

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Available from Amazon UK:

Boardgame Week - Mandarin

As we move into the colder season, it becomes time for us to all spend a lot more time inside, hibernating with quilts, candles, hot cocoa, and good books. For us, no rainy afternoon is complete without playing boardgames together.

We thought we might share some of our favourite games with you this week, maybe you’ll discover a new favourite!

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Melted Crayon Apple Art - Rosh Hashanah Craft

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is celebrated by eating apples dipped in honey. As we move into a season filled with festivals and celebrations, we decorate our home with apples and other autumn things. Yesterday we made these sweet window pictures ready for our celebration.

Happy New Year from our family to all of you, wishing you all a good and sweet new year full of blessings and joy!

Gmar Chatimah Tova - May you be inscribed in the Book of Life for Good!

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German Cinnamon Star Christmas Cookies

The squiggles have been learning a lot about Germany these last few months.
In every book we pick up there seems to be at least one page about Christmas, and they always include illustrations of star-shaped cinnamon cookies called "Zimtsterne". 

Even though it's Summer we thought we'd share our recipe for these special treats with you!

Ingredients

Dough:
300g ground almonds
180g icing sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons Cinnamon
1 1/2 egg whites

Icing:
75g icing sugar
1 egg white

Mix together the ground almonds, icing sugar, and cinnamon.

Add the egg whites and mix it all together with a dough hook until you have a nice dough. Chill it in the fridge for 15 minutes.

Dust a surface with icing sugar and roll out your dough to be about 1/2inch thick. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters, stars are the traditional shape.

Beat one egg white until it is very stiff. Gradually add icing sugar while whisking. Paint the icing onto the cookies.

Bake for 15-20 minutes at 150C, let them cool down before eating.

 

Enjoy!

Earth Day Craft

Hey lovely people! Our big George has been enjoying some time off from school, so we've been taking it easy around here! We wanted to make sure to celebrate Earth Day in some way, so we downloaded this neat free Earth Day Craft from Teachers Pay Teachers .

Cai and Little each wrote down their Earth Day Promises onto the hearts and then cut them out.

We glued them onto some string, a heart on each side, to make it look nice from both sides.

Cai's promises are : "I promise to not use sprays.", "I promise to reuse things ", and "I promise to not litter."/ Little's say: "I promise to only use recycled paper." ,"I promise to buy local.", and "I promise not to litter." 

It was a quick and fun activity, so I just thought I'd share it with you in case you are looking for a last-minute thing to do with your tiny people to celebrate Earth Day!
 

Painted Pebbles

Friends, we are back! 
We have had the flu for over a month now, and are still working on getting back to being healthy, but with the first sunny days sneaking into the British weather (and into my temperature blanket!) we felt we wanted to add some springtime cheer to our home. We thought some painted pebbles might make a nice addition to the spring bulbs that have started to bloom in the colourful pots on our windowsills.

We googled "painted pebbles" for inspiration and used some sharpies and acrylic paints to decorate some lovely white pebbles we picked up on our beach during a windy walk.

As well as adding these cheerful rocks to our flowerpots, they have also become story stones,

and little decorations spreading happiness and colour throughout our home.

These sweet pebbles were just what we needed, and I see another windy beach walk in our near future, the tiny people have already made plans for new stone designs!