Road trips with kids, most people veer well clear of them. Not me! I love them. Our first one was when Baby C was six months old when we travelled from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town in South Africa (about 750 km in eight days). It was one of the best holidays we have ever had.

We recently did another biggie. This time from Sydney to Byron Bay (almost 800 km in five nights). I first did this trip in a campervan when I was 25, kid-free and care-free. My, how things change! [click to continue…]

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Camping is not my cup of tea. All those creepy crawlies, lack of a warm shower or sockets to plug in my hairdryer, dirt everywhere and terrible food like cold baked beans. Ugh! But, my kids are at the age when they love the idea of camping – not that they’ve ever been, but that’s my fault. In a moment of madness I booked a stay at a holiday park on our recent trip to Australia. In a cabin, not a tent though. Baby steps. [click to continue…]

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21stCM Loves: Mahina MerFins

December 1, 2014

My kids are waterbabies. It’s hard not to be here in Singapore when swimming is such a big part of everyday life. Thanks to Ariel, they are also both wannabe mermaids. They dream of having tails they can swish and living in an underwater fantasy world. Wait until they see these Mahina MerFins.

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21stCM loves: Magna-Tiles for kids

November 28, 2014

I first came across Magna-Tiles at a friend’s house. Both my kids made straight for these magnetic tiles as soon as they spotted them and spent almost an hour playing with them. Anything that keeps their attention for that long that doesn’t involve a screen gets a big thumbs up from me.

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21stCM loves: the Honeykids Singapore schools selector

October 30, 2014

There are over 70 international schools in Singapore and finding the right one for your children can be a nightmare. The fabulous team over at Honeykids Asia have just launched a comprehensive schools selector to help us expats.

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10 go-to sites for expats in Singapore

September 25, 2014

If you’re a newbie to Singapore and are feeling lost or overwhelmed, or even if you’re an expat who’s been here a while, here are some awesome sites you should know about that will make your life a whole lot easier. Expat Food Hall – Next time you are craving Kraft peanut butter, Violet Crumble, […]

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Ralph Lauren Kids comes to town

September 11, 2014

It’s no secret that Ralph Lauren Children is my favourite kids clothing brand. I love its timeless style and especially the preppy look. I usually get my poor husband, who absolutely loathes any kind of shopping, to stock up on their girls’ outfits when he goes to the USA. The first standalone Ralph Lauren Children’s […]

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Cavalia: a spectacular encounter between horse and human

September 10, 2014

I was recently invited along to Cavalia (pronounced Cav-ar-lia) for its social media night. Cavalia originates from Canada and was created by Normand Latourelle, one of the co-founders of the world-famous Cirque du Soleil. It is billed as an epic adventure, a fantastic demonstration of horsemanship that transports the audience into virtual environments.  There are 50 horses […]

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Ahh Capella! Luxe tropical living in Singapore

September 9, 2014

I was recently invited to experience The Club at Capella Singapore on Sentosa. These are luxury serviced apartments for people who wish to stay in Singapore for more than just a holiday. Guests are usually expats just arriving and needing a temporary base or who are soon departing and need somewhere to live until they […]

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Saving sea turtles in Bali’s party town

September 6, 2014

If there’s one thing I’ve always wanted to do, it’s help release baby turtles into the sea. Thanks to a tip from a family we met in Ubud in Bali a couple of weeks ago, I was able to tick it off my bucket list. The location: Kuta Beach (yes that’s right!)

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