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Act3i Festival for Children {Giveaway}

Wow, is it nearly the end of Term 2 already? This term has certainly sped by, and we’ve been kept busy, so much so that this space has been a little neglected. But as we approach the school holidays, here’s a little something we’re looking forward to: the Act3i Festival for Children! I am big on exposing my kids to theatre and music because I believe that these have the power to broaden their perspectives and understanding of the world. This same thinking is in fact what underlies the ... read more

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Baked Atlantic Salmon Fillets with Lingonberry Sauce

I’m sure we all know that IKEA stocks great furniture and household furnishings, but did you know that they have great food too? And I’m not just talking about the Cafe, which by the way, we can’t leave IKEA without making a stop at. (Fried chicken wings and swedish meatballs FTW!) I’ve taken to browsing the IKEA Swedish Food Market before leaving the store since my children MUST have their mandatory soft-serve ice-cream cone on the way out and was pleasantly surprised to discover that they ... read more

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Theatre Review: Madagascar Live!

In our family, Friday is the day we set aside for a bit of fun, and this Friday, I surprised my kids with tickets to the latest musical to hit town, Madagascar Live! It has also been a long week for me and I was certainly looking forward to some fun with my kids. As an additional treat, I had arranged to bring one of Noey’s friends with us for the evening. As it turned out, the fact that I brought an additional playmate along was the saving grace for the evening. While Madagascar Live! is ... read more

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A Taste of Old Singapore: Afternoon Tea at The Clifford Pier

When I was growing up, going for high tea was a special treat that I was lucky enough to go for on a fairly regular basis. My childhood home was a the road from a small hotel that served quite a spread for high tea and many a happy birthday was spent there with friends, feasting up a storm! It was my mum’s birthday recently and in addition to the family gathering, I thought it was apt that I should bring her out for high tea! After looking through some options, I decided on the Singapore ... read more

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SRT’s Hanuman: A Classic Updated for the Modern Age

Mention “superhero” and you can be sure that my son wants in. So it was no surprise to me that he zoomed in on the flyers for “Hanuman — The Superhero Monkey” and told me he wanted to see the show. I myself was intrigued. Having grown up on a diet of folktales and legends, I am familiar with some of the stories of the Ramayana, the Indian epic from which this story is drawn, though it’s been some years since I’ve revisited it. In Hanuman — The Superhero Monkey, the story begins with Sita ... read more

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Honey Lemon Mint Tea

I have always loved the refreshing taste of mint. Especially when the weather is sweltering! It's been hot, hot, hot recently, and I really needed to cool down. So I concocted this Honey Lemon Mint Tea, combining mint with our family-favourite honey lemon! I was able to do this at the spur of the moment, thanks to the fact that I have mint readily available from my herb garden on my balcony! You can read more about my efforts to grow a herb garden here. This post is about the Honey ... read more

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Urban Farming: Growing Herbs in Sunny Singapore

This month is Eco Month with IKEA! As we consider the topic of sustainable living, I thought this would be a great time for me to share a bit about our urban farming efforts. If you’ve been following this blog, you might know a little about our efforts to grow our own vegetables. Like most Singaporeans, I live in an apartment with no garden to call my own. We do however have a small balcony, and about two years ago, I unexpectedly found myself in possession of some cherry tomato plants. ... read more