Welcome back to my A Few Favourite Things series. This week I have Carolin from Mummy Alarm showcasing her favourite things. Join her for all the adventures she gets up to with her daughter Amy (who has the most wonderful wardrobe – seriously check out her Instagram feed!).
A Few Favourite Things – Mummy Alarm
I’m Carolin and I blog over on Mummy Alarm. Behind the scenes, I’m also tinkering on my travel blog Let’s Pack Our Bags which will hopefully launch very soon. Mummy Alarm is a parenting and lifestyle blog that focuses on the adventures of me and my daughter Amy. We’re currently living in Germany, where I am originally from, but Amy is spreading her British charm wherever she goes. Everyone loves her accent and language mix!
Favourite room in your home
I love the Scandi trend but with a bit of colour thrown into the mix – too much white just looks too sterile and characterless. Plus, it’s never a good idea with a child around – unless you don’t have any hobbies and love cleaning all day. I like to add a pop of colour with accessories like rugs or pillows and I’m a big fan of framed prints and photographs.
Favourite thing you own
Besides all my childhood photos, the most valuable thing I own is a little ceramic owl that Amy’s daddy got me for Valentine’s Day a couple of years ago. It’s a handmade piece by Bristol-based artist Hannah Turner and he spotted it in the window of a little shop on a night out. Knowing I would love it, he went back to get it when the shop was open again on a Monday morning. It’s one of the very few things I’ve got left of him and I plan to pass it onto Amy when she’s older.
I love blue tones. As I mentioned before, the sea is my absolute happy place, so I love surrounding myself with colours that remind me of it. Blues also have a really calming effect on me and help me to relax, although I have to admit that I’m a pretty chilled out person as it is. But maybe that’s because of all the blues!?
I love them all. I love spring because everything comes to life. I love summer because it means beach days, ice-cream and BBQs with my family. I love autumn because the leaves change their colours into the most beautiful warm tones, the foggy mornings give a touch of mystery to everything and because October is my birthday month. And I love winter because Christmas is one of my favourite things in the world. I get so excited about buying Christmas presents, snuggling up on the sofa with a hot chocolate, singing Christmas carols and all the snow we get here in Germany.
Favourite about where you live
After almost 7 years of living in Bristol, I’m back in the small German town that I grew up in. It’s not far from the Baltic Sea which is something I absolutely love but it certainly can’t compete with Bristol in terms of its vibrancy. Growing up, I knew I wanted to live in a big city with lots of concerts, galleries, and a creative scene but I’ve learned that those aren’t the most important things in life. I love having my family close instead of a thousand miles away, I love that Amy starts school aged 6 and not 4 and I love that sometimes the known can just be as exciting as the unknown.