things to eat: House of Small Wonder // Berlin

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We went to House of Small Wonder for breakfast during our trip to Berlin back in early April. The setting was something else, as you enter the place you’re met with a spiral staircase surrounded by plants and trinkets. There are menu highlights on chalkboards framed by old windows, and the wallpaper is green and covered in little birds.

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Good music, good coffee, good food – but service needed a bit of work. Always frustrating when one person gets their food way earlier that the other – and on this occasion there was at least a ten minute wait, which ended up with Aidan having to ask where the missing meal was…

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Solid 7/10 for me, despite the wait. Portions were pretty good. My french toast was a bit on the small side, but did come with a good sized portion of fruit salad (cantaloupe melon, apple, kiwi, strawberry) – Aidan’s croque madame was a decent size and the accompanying eggs were super tasty and nicely seasoned. We both liked the fact it was served in a croissant, which is slightly unusual but definitely worked! (Sorry for the lack of pictures, after the wait hunger took over and eating was a bigger priority than taking photos!)

Happy Easter!

So this was my last Easter in the UK for the conceivable future. Aidan did his thing with friends and family in Wales, and I spent the day with my family at my nan’s house in Coggeshall (a small town in Essex.) Now easter in our family has always involved an egg hunt in Mémé’s garden – and although most of us grandkids are pushing thirty, we stubbornly keep the tradition alive. Usually my dad’s older brother does the hiding, but this year my cousin Aleric did the honours with help from her boyfriend.

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Mimi!

Of course Mémé had cooked up a storm. It’s inevitable that a visit to my nan’s ends in a very full stomach full of very tasty food!

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One of the pro’s of having a french grandma!

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On the way back we spent a good hour driving through the back streets of London, around Bermondsey, Southwark and Waterloo – which weirdly is one of my favourite things to do in this city. There’s something really magical about London at night, it transforms into something wonderful, and sitting in the back of my mum’s car on Sunday night I realised that it is something I will really miss about this city of mine.

things to see: Berlin

So for this month’s things to see I made myself a little booklet featuring a selection of exhibitions that are currently on in Berlin. I was there from the 8th-12th April, and so decided to check out what was on at a few of the many galleries dotted around the city. One sheet of suggestions just wasn’t enough in this case, so I thought I’d put my bookmaking skills to good use and make my own exhibition guide!

Found all the info I needed on ArtRabbit – which is a great resource if you’re looking for exhibitions in London, Berlin, New York or Paris.

For details of the exhibitions included keep on reading below!


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Peter Klitta | defekt at Galerie Schadow

Quad: Open Call at Zwanzigquadrameter

Thomas Billhardt. Ein Leben in Bildern at Camera Work

Arnold Odermatt. Feierabend at Galerie Springer Berlin

Al Fadhil. Deep Excavation at Katharina Maria Raab

Dream of an installation of a dog and various inclined surfaces… at Jordan/Seydoux – Drawings & Prints


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HAPPILAND, a country not far from utopia at Scotty Enterprises e.V.

Joëlle Tuerlinckx. 1/MUSEUM: 5 pieces selected for Kabinett Nagel Draxler at Nagel Draxler Kabinett

Dreams&Dramas. Law as Literature at Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst e.V.

Carsten Sievers. Stutzen at Galerie EIGEN + ART

Hipkiss. Yes, but No. at Delmes & Zander Berlin


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Thoms Nitz. Essenz at Galerie Anna25