I don’t know if it was because I had overly high hopes for this place, or because it was quite hot, or because it was Sunday and therefore teeming with other families and tourists, but for us Gardens By The Bay was a bit of a disappointment. Yes, the kiddie area is pretty good- in fact if it wasn’t for the adventure course, tree house play area and water play we would probably swear to never return here. It’s just not (in our opinion) as good as other places to go in Singapore. Having said that, it is probably well…

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There are several upsides to our home schooling adventure, but there are also downsides. The main one, and the one that causes me the most amount of guilt, is the lack of facilities available in our 1200 square foot apartment. We are limited by space, not surprisingly, and our “classroom” is the dining table. It’s a set up that works for the basics – spelling, reading, writing, maths etc – but doesn’t offer us much flexibility for hands on activities, especially science. Ultimately we just don’t have the space, or the storage, for everything that the kids would be exposed…

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So yesterday was the big day. My anniversary, as Mariah would say. Twenty nine years of being me. I was pretty stuck on what to do to celebrate the warm up event to my thirtieth next year, and then the lovely people at Silent Disco Asia got in contact and my birthday was suddenly a family affair of light up headphones, cheesy tunes and crazy dancing. Which, by the way, is exactly the kind of thing I wanted to do to mark the last year of my twenties. And, for complete transparency, this is a sponsored blog post in that…

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Nothing in life is free, or so they say, and so these day out ideas do have a small cost attached, but in Singapore terms they’re as good as free.¬†Being a stay at home mama with two kiddies of school age (ish) does mean that we try and have some educational value to trips out, but ultimately we want to go out and about and have some major fun. All our outings are accompanied by at least one scooter and usually a pushchair, so we do get to try out every lift and the ramp access wherever we go, although…

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In one of those conversations with my five year old, I had asked him where is he from. Simple enough question. I half expected him to be a little smart arse and say something about my tummy etc, when it was obvious in the context of the conversation I meant where in the world is he from (and not in an exasperated way). Is he British as per his current passport status? Is he Irish as per his paternal heritage? Or European if we include his maternal heritage? Is he from England, as that’s where he was born and we…

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