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Handprint Welsh Flag

I love this simple way of making a flag. We have made quite a few flags over the last couple of years  using the instructions from here :) But for … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Welsh Love Spoons- Llwyau Caru o Gymru

We are going to celebrate St. David`s Day soon and it is about to time to think of Popeth Cymraeg (Everything Welsh).  Wales has so many lovely traditions, legends and … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bara Brith And Welsh Cakes

We celebrated  St. David`s Day with some traditional Welsh food. So I made Cawl, Bara Brith and Welsh Cakes. The cawl was so good and disappeared from the table so quickly I … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Welsh Love Spoons

As the Estonian and Welsh national days are so near eachother we decided to keep both lots of decorations up. For St. David`s day we made some daffodils (using yellow card … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

It`s Midsummer`s Eve!

To celebrate Midsummer (Jaanipäev) we made this cute bonfire craft by squeezing a little bit of paint onto the black card and making the  flames using the back of a paintbrush. … Continue reading

June 23, 2012 · 10 Comments

Happy St. George`s Day

Today England celebrates St. George`s Day. St. George is the patron saint of England. His emblem, a red cross on a white background, is the flag of England, and part … Continue reading

April 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Happy Easter! Toredaid munadepühi!

Inglise traditsiooni kohaselt olime valmis pühadejänku külaskäiguks. Tegelikult külastab jänku lapsi pühapäeval, aga kuna me sõidame vanavanemate juurde, tõi jänku shokolaadimuna täna hommikul. Tüdruk oli väga õhinas, kui leidis esimese … Continue reading

April 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

My Beautiful Mother`s Day!

March 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Happy St. Patrick`s Day!

We had fun making some Leprechauns today and reading  some Irish fairy tales. The one on the left is made from loo roll whilst  the other is made just like … Continue reading

March 17, 2012 · 4 Comments

Soft Pastel Shamrocks

We made some pretty shamrocks using a cookie cutter, dipping it into dark green paint and making our prints. I then covered the pictures with hair spray to protect them. … Continue reading

March 16, 2012 · 2 Comments

St David’s Day

As my  daughter is learning about Wales this term and St. David`s Day was coming up we thought we would have a little picnic. This lovely  post at Filth Fizardry … Continue reading

March 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Estonia!


February 24, 2012 · 4 Comments


As we are going to celebrate Estonian Independence Day soon, we made some cards for our friends. The girls are wearing national costumes, the cornflower is our national flower, the … Continue reading

February 5, 2012 · 5 Comments

Happy New Year!

Traditionally today (6th of January) is the last day you can wish A Happy New Year. Well you can do it tomorrow too and the rest of the year but … Continue reading

January 6, 2012 · 11 Comments

Christmas Time!

Well, it`s officially Christmas Time in our family :) Lil mermaid found a chocolate and a little present in her slipper this morning- I wonder who left them there? That`s … Continue reading

December 1, 2011 · 2 Comments

Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the … Continue reading

November 7, 2011 · Leave a comment

Why wear a poppy

“Please wear a poppy,” the lady said And held one forth, but I shook my head. Then I stopped and watched as she offered them there, And her face was … Continue reading

November 6, 2011 · 2 Comments

Remembrance Day Wreath

This weekend we celebrate Remembrance Sunday. My daughter`s topic at school this half term has been  war, particularly World War 1, so she has been learning about poppies. She has … Continue reading

November 6, 2011 · 2 Comments

Bonfire Night

It`s Bonfire Night tomorrow. As our little one is afraid of  fireworks we won`t go to see any display. We will have our own little bonfire night at home. We … Continue reading

November 4, 2011 · 3 Comments

Back To School

Following Estonian tradition our little one took some nice flowers to school to give to her teachers on her first day back. This is one of my sweetest childhood memories- … Continue reading

September 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

Bday Party Preparations

It is THIS time of the year again- our lovely butterfly will be a year older. This year we decided to have the birthday party at home. We aren’t having … Continue reading

May 13, 2011 · Leave a comment



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