Last week of term! LAST! WEEK! And almost my last Maximonday (the new kindergarteners start only on Tuesday, all other kids on Monday, so I'll have one more after the holiday). You see, Mondays have been my special day with just me and my boy – no big sister, no spielgruppe. And as much as… Continue reading 5 things 10.7.17
There are two things I'm not very good at that are pretty much essential for daily life. One is speaking German. The other is driving. Look, I'm not terrible at either of them; I get by. I can hold a conversation. I can get where I'm going without causing accidents. But they both stress me… Continue reading Confidence tricks
I've had this T-shirt sitting around half-knit for the past two years. I hit pause because I wanted to do a draped neckline instead of the pin-tucks, but that required planning and research – I've never done a draped neck before – and I never had time for that; or at least, the time I… Continue reading A waist is a terrible thing to mind
C has been properly signed up for Mittagstisch (lunchtime meal/childcare) on Tuesdays as of August. This is exciting for her and for me – M will be eating with a friend, and both kids have afternoon classes, so for the first time in EIGHT AND A HALF YEARS I can expect to have 8 hours… Continue reading 5 things 3.7.17
I'm not bragging. That's just what my family says, and hey, in the interests of public service, I feel I should share this with you. I tweaked my favourite muffin recipe, Nigella's pear and ginger muffins (from Nigella Express), to use up some cherries, and I'd have to say it was one of my better ideas.… Continue reading Best! Muffins! Ever!
It's been four weeks without 5 things, and that's quite enough of that. I'm still not entirely sure of whether I can or should take the time for this every single week (time has really been exceeding scarce lately), but I missed it, and if I don't keep up the weekly habit there's a danger… Continue reading I’m back: 5 things 26.6.17
I've moved my personal blog posts of the past couple of years from Studio Miranda back to here (and if I broke your feed reader, I'm sorry!). I'm going to be keeping personal writing here again. Tutorials, pattern releases, Q&As and such will stay on the other, more professional site. The 5 things posts will… Continue reading Maybe you can go home again