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How our condo raised funds for The Philippines

November 15, 2013

The world has been touched by the devastating typhoon in The Philippines. Many of our maids here in Singapore have got family and friends who have been affected by it. Some of my friends have maids whose families have lost their homes and others who are still waiting to hear of missing sons and daughters […]

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Bonfire Night Singapore-style

November 9, 2013

This weekend there will be all sort of events going on in the UK for Guy Fawkes Night (also known as Bonfire Night or Fireworks Night), although these days you rarely see any guys burning (perhaps it’s not PC!). It’s one British tradition that I get excited about. For those readers that don’t already know, […]

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Melbourne Cup party aftermath

November 7, 2013

              The Emirates Melbourne Cup Day is a big day in the expat community in Singapore (thanks to the big Australian contingent over here), and a surprising number of events are held on the island. This year I went along to the ANZA Melbourne Cup event. For those of […]

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Do you ever wish you were more ‘out there’?

November 4, 2013

              Tuesday 5th November 2013 is the big Melbourne Cup event, one of the most prestigious events in the horse-racing calendar. As there is a huge number of Aussie expats in Singapore, there’s are events being held all over Singapore tomorrow. I’m off to the ANZA Melbourne Cup event […]

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Find of the week: Pip Studio tea sets arrive in Singapore

October 31, 2013

  I’ve been on the hunt for an afternoon tea set for those all those times I have guests over for morning playdates and afternoon tea. I’ve been eyeing up the drop-dead gorgeous Pip Studio porcelain collection available in the UK, but hadn’t quite worked out how to get it over here. It would probably […]

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9 things you didn’t know about the American Association of Singapore

October 27, 2013

  The American Association of Singapore’s (AAS) ran its first ever event for bloggers last week, and I was thrilled to be invited. The event was held at ION Art gallery, which is currently featuring ‘Pop in the City’, a solo exhibition by famous American Pop artist Burt Morris. His work, including one of a coffee […]

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Review: The Tiara Society – where girls practise to be princesses

October 10, 2013

    Miss C has just turned SIX! She wanted a party in our function room with a Cinderella entertainer. Sounds simple, but there was clearly a shortage of Cinderellas in Singapore as they were all booked out. After deciding against roping in a friend to dress up as a princess, I had a look […]

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Why flying with kids might now get a whole lot easier…

September 3, 2013

    …If you with fly Etihad Airways that is. The airline has just announced a dedicated in-flight ‘Flying Nanny’ service. Flying with babies and young children is not easy. A long haul flight with young children is a test of endurance. Keeping them entertained, walking them up and down the aisle when they’re upset […]

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Yummy mummies, revamp your wardrobe with Chic Stash

August 25, 2013

    We all know how glamorous everyone is in Singapore. It never ceases to amaze me how glammed up people get just to go to the malls. I often throw on a posh frock to go to the cinema – because pre-movie martinis at the Hyatt, or somewhere equally swanky, are a must. Even […]

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12 ways to entertain kids indoors and escape the Haze

June 21, 2013

The Haze has turned to smog, you can even taste the smoke in the air. Kids should be kept inside, but we all know that can be a nightmare. If you want to avoid them turning into horrible little monsters, here’s a few things you can do to entertain your kids indoors.

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