Road trips with kids. Most people veer well clear of them. I, on the other hand, love them. Our first one was when Baby C was six months old. We travelled from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town in South Africa (about 750 km in eight days) and 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…]

{ 1 comment }

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.

[click to continue…]

{ 0 comments }

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, [...]

Read the full article →

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 [...]

Read the full article →

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 [...]

Read the full article →

Ahh Capella! Luxe tropical living in Singapore

September 9, 2014

I recently got the chance to experience The Club at Capella Singapore on Sentosa. These are luxury serviced apartments for people who wish to stay for more than just a holiday. Guests could be expats just arriving and needing a temporary base or perhaps they are departing and need somewhere to live until they leave.

Read the full article →

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!)

Read the full article →

The battle of the islands: Tioman, Rawa, Batu Batu, Besar or Sibu

September 4, 2014

    Planning a family weekend away from Singapore has suddenly got a whole lot easier. Next time want to book a break but don’t want to get on a plane, then check out this chart put together by the lovely people at Tripinasia.com. It compares Tioman, Rawa, Batu Batu, Besar and Sibu – all family-friendly [...]

Read the full article →

Fantasia by Escriba: a real life Willy Wonka’s Chocholate Factory

August 22, 2014

What child hasn’t dreamed of stepping into a real life Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory? Roald Dahl’s world-famous book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, has made many a child all over the world drool at the thought of sailing down rivers of liquid chocolate and eating candy fruit from trees. Yesterday I was lucky enough to get [...]

Read the full article →

Where to get a British education abroad

August 6, 2014

To some expat parents it’s very important for their kids to go to a school that follows the British curriculum especially if they know they’ll be heading back home at some point. It means their children should adjust back into the British system much more easily and hopefully avoid extra tuition. To others its important [...]

Read the full article →