Spring in Munich and a Boozy Birthday Cake…


We have so many birthdays in our family in February, March and April, that those of us (mostly just me!) with birthdays later in the year, can often feel a little left out in the flurry of cakes, days out, and presents…. Mr R grew another year older and wiser last week too, on a […]

Museo di Palazzo Ducale – Mantova


The Small Girl.   Five Years ago (I know) at the National Gallery in Copenhagen. The Small Girl has always been a bit of an art fiend, and has spent countless happy hours sprawled on a gallery floor with pencils and a sketch pad working on many a fine reproduction(!).   There is however, a […]

A Car Design Birthday Party – BMW Welt Munich


I have done my fair share of big birthday parties for the Small People, both at home and elsewhere.   We have gone from parties that were really for the adult’s benefit as the Small People were but babes in arms, to tea parties with musical statues as they got older.  A memorable (if not […]

Twelve Tips for Visiting Rome with Kids


I can’t believe our first visit to Rome was a year ago already.    I am studying the calendar as we speak to work out when we can next visit but in the meantime I thought some people might appreciate this rehashed version of a post I wrote for BritMums straight after our visit last […]

All things Fondue


You can’t go to Switzerland and not have a fondue can you?  That’s like going to Paris and not having a croissant or a baguette, or even visiting Germany and not having a single sausage (speaking of Sausages, do pop over to my friend’s new site – A Sausage Has Two, a beautiful place full […]