And suddenly everyone was in the HOMEOFFICE family

What was the normal everyday life of an average family like. Well, I would say the family gets up in the morning, mom or dad prepares breakfast for the children and then they have breakfast first.

And then the cozy living room became an office.
And then the cozy living room became an office. - Image by Vinzent Weinbeer from Pixabay

If both parents go to work, the entire family gets ready for the start of the day at work, daycare or school. After their work is done, the family meets again in the afternoon and spends the afternoon and evening there together.

They'll probably play, do their homework, have dinner and then chill out a bit together before the kids usually go to bed and the parents can finally take time for themselves.

For some time now, however, some things have changed in this daily routine. A new form of work has arrived.

Home Office

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Christmas and Corona

I know, probably nobody can hear it anymore, but unfortunately Corona is on everyone's lips again or again. Especially now that we are close to Christmas time, it may reappear for many. And then we received this text from a reader that we would like to publish unchanged.

Christmas in "strange" times

You are probably wondering how you should do all of this. There are parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, children and maybe even more lovely people with whom you usually spend the party. But it looks like it won't be this year. There will definitely be many sad faces this year.

Christmas and Corona
picture of Christo Anestev on Pixabay

I too was wondering how it should go this year. After all, we are ten people. Our children are all grown up and have their own household, which is five households. Then there is my mother-in-law, the sixth household.

So it will have to be a bit different this year. We spent a long time worrying about what we were doing so that we could make it a bit Christmassy despite this difficult time and not have to mop up the rest of the year.

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Gardening in November and December | garden

Gardening work that occurs in November and December? Anyone who thinks that gardeners can relax in November and December is wrong.

Garden in November

Especially in November there is still a lot to do before winter sets in. We explain below which routine work, maintenance and winter protection measures are still pending.

Gardening in November and December
Gardening in November and December

November is the best time to plant berry and fruit trees. As long as the weather allows it and it remains frost-free, you can also plant other trees. Sensitive plants and perennials such as lavender should now be covered with leaves or brushwood or with jute and fleece at the latest.

Be careful when pruning, especially with ornamental grasses. It makes more sense to tie the dry grass together to protect the roots from the cold and wet. Ornamental shrubs and conifers should also be lightly tied together as far as possible. This way, larger masses of snow cannot harm the plants.


Tip: Free plant photos throughout the year


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Nice ideas and gifts for children

If you want to make your child happy, you don't always have to resort to the latest trends. It doesn't always have to be the technology-laden toys. Everything that inspires your child's imagination is fun.

Really nice things for your child

As you can see from our focus on coloring pages, we are a fan of classic entertainment programs for children. And the Internet is ideal for browsing for nice game ideas.

Nice gifts and ideas for your child
Nice gifts and ideas for your child - © NDABCREATIVITY / Adobe Stock

Anyone who has a weakness for the typical Scandinavian style that we so appreciate will also find it. Also when it comes to children's room furniture or toys, including dolls.

Ultimately, it depends on the materials: how they feel and whether they have been processed to fit small children's hands. You will find high-quality articles in the Fabelab online shop. Regardless of whether you are looking for furnishing items for the children's room, which are furnished with attention to detail, or toys that make your child shine through the loving and child-friendly design.

The wooden doll's pram, for example, looks very enchanting. With this beautiful model, the doll can be lovingly taken for a walk. But a bassinet also looks very pretty as a decoration and brings warmth and charm to every child's room.

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Baked apples for children with marzipan and raisins

Baked apples have high season for children from autumn onwards. Baked in the oven, they spread a sweet scent throughout the apartment and create a homely atmosphere.

Baked apples for children

A baked apple becomes particularly sweet and tasty for children if you fill it with marzipan and raisins.

Baked apples for children
Baked Apples for Children - Image by rita in on Pixabay

Basically, it's a very simple recipe.

Everyone should pay attention to possible allergies themselves! 

You only need four delicious fried apples for children

  • 125 milliliters of apple juice
  • one hundred grams of marzipan paste
  • three tablespoons chopped almonds
  • a little lemon juice
  • one tablespoon of raisins (which of course you can omit if they do not taste a family member)
  • and of course four apples.

Baked apple for children: this is how it's done!

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Bake pumpkin muffins in autumn with Halloween decorations

pumpkin muffins are in the fall times a great change on the table. Hokkaido pumpkins are not suitable for pumpkin soup, but for many other delicious pumpkin recipes.

Bake pumpkin muffins

For this tasty Muffins you need the ingredients listed below:

Bake pumpkin muffins in autumn
Baking pumpkin muffins in autumn - picture from congerdesign on Pixabay
  • one hundred and fifty grams of soft butter
  • as much brown sugar
  • two hundred grams of flour with two teaspoons of baking powder
  • half a teaspoon of salt
  • two eggs
  • a teaspoon of vanilla sugar
  • a teaspoon of cinnamon
  • a pinch of nutmeg
  • a quarter teaspoon of ginger powder
  • just as much allspice and
  • three hundred grams of pumpkin meat (Hokkaido).

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