Pick of the Week – 4th & 5th October 2014

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Here are my Picks of the Week. Enjoy & Have Fun! 🙂

WHAT: Games to play in family
WHY: The Circle Cite in Place d’Armes will be converted into a big open space with traditional social games for the whole family. The entrance is free and the toy’s company “Ludobus” will be there as well with a showcase.
WHERE: Circle Cite, Place d’Armes, Luxembourg city
WHEN: 4th October, from 10am to 5pm

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WHAT: Father’s Day in Junglister (“Fête des Pères” / “Pappendag”)
WHY: A big party with a lot of different activities for all ages, including face painting, bouncing castle, ballons and mechanical bull. Entrance is free.
WHERE: Centre Commercial Laangwiss 1, Junglister
WHEN: 4th September, from 3pm to 6pm

Sharing Some Fun – Activities for Toddlers

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For today’s “Sharing Some Fun”, I’ve chosen something useful for all parents of little busy minds, aka, TODDLERS! 🙂

If you have little ones in the age range from 1 to 3 years old (not know the precise year-range to classify a “toddler”), you know what I mean:

– They are usually very active;

– They need 200% of your attention on a 24h*7 basis;

– They cannot even consider to be quietly sitted and  enjoying a good book…

Well, they are crazy little sweet toddlers, right? Our precious little ones! 🙂
So, for you, here is a very complete list of fun activities you can do with yor toddlers.

http://creativewithkids.com/toddler-years-must-do-list-activities/
Have Fun!

Pick of the Week – 27th & 28th Sept 2014

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Not sure yet how to entertain your family during the next weekend? Here are my Picks of the Week. Enjoy & Have Fun! 🙂

WHAT: History Alive – 1814 
WHY: The Museum Dräi Eechelen invite everyone to a kind of a “making of” about the last days of the Napolean time, as a way to sign the 200 years of the liberation. More than 150 live figures will represent this moment with demonstrations of the military exercises and simulated cannon fire. There will be also some cafeteria services on place. Access to the open space and animations is free. Entrance to the museum will have a reduced cost of €3.
WHERE: 5, Park Dräi Eechelen, L-1499 Luxembourg
WHEN: 27th September (10am to 7pm) and 28th September (10am to 5pm)

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WHAT: Apple Picking – Steinsel (“Fête des Pommes”)
WHY: A family event full of fun and educational activities. Also, a great opportunity to taste some “apple specialities”. For more details on the event, you can read my blog post from last year (https://expatmuminluxembourg.wordpress.com/2013/09/29/apple-picking-in-steinsel/)
WHERE: Vergers de Steinsel
WHEN: 27/28 Sept, 04/05 Oct, 11/12 Oct, 2014 (10am to 6pm)

Pick of the Week – 20 & 21 Sept 2014

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Not sure yet how to entertain your family during the next weekend? Here are my Picks of the Week. Enjoy & Have Fun! 🙂

WHAT: Luxembourg Portes-Ouvertes
WHY: Unique opportunity to visit the backstage of some very interesting companies in Luxembourg. Some very good examples that will surely be great for your kiddos are: AIR Television (visit the studios in Kirchberg), Red Croix (learn some important tips on first aids at Place d’Arms), Déierenasyl Gaasperech (visit the national animal shelter), Post (see and learn what happens to the letters that we put in those little yellow boxes, at Post warehouse in Bettembourg). Entrance is free. To know more about the activities, you should visit the official webpage (www.portesouvertes.lu) and access to ‘Participants’.
WHERE: Several companies in Luxembourg (www.portesouvertes.lu)
WHEN: 20th and 21st September

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WHAT: Pumpkin Festival – Mersch (“Kürbisfest”)
WHY: In the past, there were pony rides, a giant sand pit, bouncy house, trampoline, pumpkin painting…
Detailed program (not available in english, sorry…)
– Flyer – Front Page (PumpkinFest_Pag1)
– Flyer – Back Page (PumpkinFest_Pag2)
WHERE: Hal Irbicht, Beringen/Mersch
WHEN: 20.09.2014 (17.00-23.00) and 21.09.2014 (10.00-18.00)

Travelling with Kids – Skiing

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The other day, a dear friend shared on facebook some very usefull info on Skiing Hotels as recently she had done some reasearch for herself (Thank You Tam!). So, I thought that it might be a very good idea to share with you all. Well, at least I can speak for myself, as someone looking forward for some skiing holidays in the near future for the very first time 🙂

So, the result of that precious search was the following list of hotels (and hotel chains):
Kinderhotels
Club Med
Belambra Clubs
Familotels
Crystal Ski
Esprit Ski

Please note that this search results focus mainly on locations near Luxembourg. A nice tip is to check on the reviews from other people. Personally, when it comes to hotels, I rely mostly on Tripadvisor and Booking, but a generic Google Search is also very useful.

As a family with young kids, and for all kinds of holidays (not only skiing),we are always looking for hotels with some very family friendly details like:
– Outdoor playground (for those times when you’re not skiing or if somehow your kiddo finds out that he’s scared of it!)
– Indoor playroom (just in case you need to stay inside…)
– Baby-friendly amenities like high-chairs, baby cot, baby bath tub, bottle warmer
– Baby / child care
– Proximity to a hospital or available doctor on hotel premises
– Proximity to a pharmacy
– Proximity to a supermarket (you never know when you’ll run out of diapers)
– The all-inclusive system is something very useful for families, although not a ‘must-have’

Sharing Some Fun

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Welcome to this new series of blog posts! Every now and then I’ll share with you some of my favourite posts from my online blogging peers.

For this very first post, I’ve choosen something that’s already on my mind in this time of the year: Pumpkin and Apple picking!

Also, if you’re in Luxembourg, make sure you’ll save these dates:

1. Pumpkin Festival in Mersch, 2014 (“Kürbisfest”)
WHEN: 20.09.2014 (17.00-23.00) and 21.09.2014 (10.00-18.00)
WHERE: Hal Irbicht, Beringen/Mersch
WHY: In the past, there were pony rides, a giant sand pit, bouncy house, trampoline, pumpkin painting…
Detailed program (not available in english, sorry…)
– Flyer – Front Page (PumpkinFest_Pag1)
– Flyer – Back Page (PumpkinFest_Pag2)

2. Apple Picking in Steinsel, 2014 (“Fête des Pommes”)
WHEN: 27/28 Sept, 04/05 Oct, 11/12 Oct, 2014
WHERE: Vergers de Steinsel, Steinsel
WHY: For more details on the event, you can read my blog post from last year: https://expatmuminluxembourg.wordpress.com/2013/09/29/apple-picking-in-steinsel/

Have Fun & Be Happy!!

Now, it’s time to share some great blog posts:
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http://livingmontessorinow.com/2011/10/06/montessori-inspired-pumpkin-unit/

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http://livingmontessorinow.com/2014/09/15/montessori-monday-free-apple-printables-and-montessori-inspired-apple-activities/

Family Bucket List

Usually, it’s on New Year’s Eve that all of us set some lifetime change goals for the coming year, right? Well, I usually do that as well… Then I tend to forget to regularly check if I’m following that bucket list! And I’m sure I’m not alone on that! :)

So, after some major lifetime events happening during the last few months (in fact, the last few ‘blog absent’ months), I’ve decided that it was time to make some lifetime decisions. Some ‘lifestyle improvements’, I would rather say. Having that in mind, the new posts will be all about a healthier life. That and plenty of family fun time! This is my new bucket list for, at least, the next three months. I say just three months because it is my intention to continuously review it and continuously improve it! Are you also with me? Hope so!

My Bucket List