Is it wrong to let your kids think Santa is real?

December 1, 2013

I love Christmas, in fact it’s my favourite time of year, whether I spend it the UK or here in Singapore, or anywhere else in the world. My kids get so excited about Santa coming to deliver presents and to hear their shrieks when they first see the mountain of presents under the tree on [...]

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21stCM recommends: Personalised video messages from Santa

November 27, 2013

  21st Century Mummy is a huge fan of the PNP Portable North Pole personalised video message from Santa. If you’re one of the few who doesn’t know what they are, these video messages are genius (and they’re free). It is like your kids getting a letter from Santa, only a thousand times better. The videos [...]

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Find of the week: Liberty girl’s bracelet

November 22, 2013

We came across this gorgeous children’s personalised gold plated Liberty bracelet and we absolutely love it. It’s super cute and original. It’s available from Mercimaman in the UK for £35. You get to choose the charm, the words to put on the front and back, the clasp and the Liberty print. This Liberty girl’s bracelet will make [...]

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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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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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A round up of the best luxury advent calendars for 2013

November 14, 2013

Every year I do a round up of the best and most unique luxury advent calendars for kids and for adults, and here are are my top picks for Christmas 2013. There’s something for kids, grownups, chocoholics, beauty addicts, whisky lovers and more. With two weeks to go until the 1st December, you’d better get [...]

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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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