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Sweet Sundays in Singapore

June 23, 2014

  One of my favourite things to do in Singapore on a Sunday is go to The Training Shed at Labrador Park. The first time we went we laid out our picnic blankets on the grass, had our drinks in hand and were just settling down for a lazy afternoon when the rain came. It wasn’t […]

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What to do in Singapore when visiting without kids

June 15, 2014

You’ll probably see me most often writing about things to do in Singapore with kids, but it’s always good to mix things up a bit and I’ve just written an article for Mandarin Oriental Hotel’s magazine, MO Magazine, published by Conde Nast. It’s all about where to go and what to do in Singapore without […]

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Be thankful for our grandfathers

June 5, 2014

My Grandfather, Major Hugh Pond (the one on the right), flew in one of the six gliders that carried the 9th Battalion into France on 6 June 1944 as part of the D-Day Landings. He was a Lieutenant in the Paras at the time – at the ripe old age of 21. The glider he and […]

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21stCM recommends: Jamie’s Italian, Vivo City

May 23, 2014

  We went for lunch at Jamie’s Italian at Vivo the other weekend. I’d been avoiding it as I’m not a fan of dining in malls and I expected it to be yet another over-priced, over-rated “celebrity chef by name only” restaurant. BUT, we happened to be in Vivo as we were going to Build-a-Bear […]

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Keeping the kids busy this summer with Camp Asia

April 29, 2014

This post is written in partnership with Camp Asia.             Its ten weeks (!!!) until the start of the school summer holidays – that ridiculously long break that takes you to the edge of your sanity. I’m already panicking about what I’m going to do with my kids for eight […]

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Break the holiday boredom with Camp Asia this Easter

February 13, 2014

This post is written in association with Camp Asia           The thought of school holidays can fill parents with fear as you wonder how on earth you’re going to keep your kids busy for weeks on end – and keep yourself from going mad. If you’re a working parent it is […]

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HotelClub Best Singapore Family Blogs of 2013 winner

February 4, 2014

              Singapore is home to a large community of family bloggers, some of whom were recently recognised in HotelClub’s Best Singapore Blog Awards (no begging for votes required). I’m absolutely thrilled that 21st Century Mummy is featured on the winning list of Best Singapore Family Blogs of 2013. It’s always […]

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10 things every expat should do before they leave Singapore

January 11, 2014

There are certain things that should feature on every expats Singapore bucket list, things that are unique to this fascinating island, things to try, to visit and to experience. Here’s my top 10: 

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Expat Blog Awards 2013 entry: My Singapore bucket list

December 18, 2013

  I’ve just entered the Expat Blog Awards 2013 Top list writing contest on Expatsblog.com. Last year I was absolutely delighted to be awarded the bronze award in last year’s Expat Blog Awards, this year I’d love to do even better, but I need your votes! My entry is on the things that should feature on […]

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Kids and balconies, a terrifying combination

November 18, 2013

Not only do parents who live in condos have to worry about their children falling into swimming pools, they also have to worry about them falling off balconies and out of windows. Too many times have I heard on the news about children falling to their death from balconies in condos, especially in Singapore, Hong Kong […]

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