My Dear Nikolaus…

Santa Claus is real. I know! Seriously! He’s going under the name Nikolaus and looks pretty good for a man who is over 1670 years old! Our Au Pair is from Bavaria and today we have celebrated with her the German tradition of Nikolaus.  The story goes, Nikolaus was actually the Bishop of Myra (now […]

The Gift of Giving

Each year, many people around the world go without the special feeling of receiving gifts or enjoying a big festive Christmas Lunch.   Many charities do their part in bringing  joy to those in need and there are many different ways in which we can also assist. At Christmas, more than any other time we […]

It’s Heaven Being 7

Miss N is 7 today.  Amazing!  Honestly, sometimes I never knew she would make it:) LOL. (bad mummy joke). We have a tradition of breakfast in bed for our birthdays and N requested Pancakes with Butter and Honey.  I thought my bento breakfast was just the ticket to make it just a little more special.  […]

Worldly Wednesday Guest Post! – Chicken Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

Today’s WW post is brought to you by Tanya Bartolini from The Kitchen Bench (formerly the Everyday Cook Network).   We have posted on the Kitchen Bench a few times now and are delighted to have Tanya Guest Posting for us! A child of Italian heritage, Tanya’s passion for food and family is what brought her […]

Perfect Pizza Everytime!

My family loves pizza.  One of these days when get a big enough place we plan to build a proper wood fired oven in the backyard, big enough for Pizzas and Roasts and lots of other goodies to share with family & friends.  In the meantime though, our BBQ or Oven does the trick and […]