Parenting & family

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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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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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 […]

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Where else in the world can you ask this question…?

July 31, 2014

Where else in the world can you ask this question (it was just posted on the Singapore Expat Wives Facebook group)? “My two girls aged 22 and 18 are flying over on Saturday. What are some good safe night clubs in Singapore?” And get this answer “All clubs in Singapore are safe.” Love raising my […]

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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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The Very Hungry Caterpillar turns 45

March 20, 2014

                  Not only is today the first day of spring (if you live in the UK that is), it is the 45th anniversary of what must be one of the world’s most famous kids’ books, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I wanted to acknowledge it on this blog […]

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The tale of the tooth fairy and the big, bad mother

March 6, 2014

  The once was a very sweet little girl who lost a tooth. Her tooth had been very wiggly for a while and she was desperate for it come out so the tooth fairy could pay her a visit, and leave her some treasure. For days and days she had been trying to wiggle it out.

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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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The first Britmums Carnival of 2014

January 14, 2014

Roll up, roll up, the Britmums Carnival is in town. After months of patiently waiting, it’s finally MY turn to host the Britmums carnival and it’s the first one of 2014.

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