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 [...]

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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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Great Australian road trip part 1: Adventures in a holiday park

July 29, 2014

  My kids are at the age when they love the idea of camping – not that they’ve ever been. It’s not exactly set up for family camping in Singapore. Unfortunately for them, I like having a proper bed to sleep on, somewhere to plug in my hairdryer and I hate all bugs, especially spiders. [...]

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Living in Sin

July 11, 2014

                    The 13th edition of Living in Singapore has just been published. Produced by the American Association of Singapore, this is an excellent go to guide not only for anyone moving to Singapore but also for expats already living there (not just the American ones). Living [...]

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Strike a pose at Singapore’s new Alive Museum

July 9, 2014

Last week I took the kids (aged 6 and 3) to the newly opened Alive Museum at Suntec City (ticking off one of the things on my list of 60 activities for these long summer holidays). The concept: A 3D trick art attraction from Korea featuring 70 artworks that use optical illusions to make visitors seem [...]

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WIN tickets to Round the Moon, Blue the Sky

June 28, 2014

                    Why is the moon round? Why are there so many colours and shapes in the world? Come, journey with Smallest Dragon as she goes in search of answers in a magical, whimsical and colourful world. Round the Moon, Blue the Sky is a fast-paced, lively and physical [...]

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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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