After we moved from Ang Mo Kio to Bishan, I often visited Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery (光明山普觉禅寺) for praying and to bring me closer to Buddhism. I choose to believe in this religion not because of the influence of my parents. Nevertheless, my dad’s plaque is now situated at Kong Meng San, I have even more reasons to visit when I am back in Singapore.
The popular Santa’s Winter Wonderland is back now at SnowDome Tamworth for its 17th year. Families can slide about in snow tubes in one of the four slides, ride along on a sledge, play in real snow, throw snowballs, join Santa and Alice in their Winter in Wonderland show, get close and personal with little animals, ride on children’s carousel and many more. If you are looking for something to do with your family, then check them out for a fun day out.
London parks are great all year round, but autumn is a great time to visit parks for the beautiful combination of orange, crimson and brown foliage and the gorgeous sunsets that provide a cinematic feel.
We are nearly at the end of the seventh month of the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival with the last day on the 26th of August. If you are in an Asian country, do check out the list of don’t dos during this festival and the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival that I wrote a while ago.
Recently, I took my children to visit one of my childhood parks – Haw Par Villa in Singapore. The last time I went was with my third aunty and cousins 30 years ago. I still remember that every child would have to take a photo with Confucius, hoping we will show humaneness, righteousness and filial. Needless to say, my modern children did not believe in this.
Building your confidence from scratch isn’t easy. But when you improve your self-esteem, you’ll realise that those goals you set out for yourself are just in reach.
Sounds easy, right? Some changes are quick, easy fixes; however, others require a long-term commitment. But if you’re prepared to put in the effort, you’ll start to see massive changes in your life.
During the summer holidays, we were looking for places to visit within an hour from where we live and the Midland Air Museum popped up on our search. Midland Air Museum is situated outside the village of Baginton in Warwickshire and is adjacent to Coventry Airport. It is quite easy to access by car and the museum also includes the Sir Frank Whittle Jet Heritage Centre (named after the local aviation pioneer and inventor of the jet engine).
Thinktank is a science museum that was opened in 2001 and situated in Birmingham, not too far from Birmingham New Street station if you are taking the train. They are located within the Millennium Point complex on Curzon Street. At the moment, the complex is hosting Covid vaccinations on level 0, which is also the same entrance for Thinktank.
When I was looking for something to do in Birmingham, the Coffin Works popped up in my search. I thought it looked interesting so we went to visit them as I find the whole setting quite fascinating. Death is not something we often talk about, let alone arranging your own funeral.
The Silverstone Experience is a brand new visitor attraction that opened its doors in 2019 at the home of British Motor Sport. This state-of-the-art 4000m educational centre is located in a former Second World War RAF hangar and now its exhibit is a preservation of artefacts, archives and collections of educational and historic value.
We always love to hosting games nights and it was at least a year ago since we last spent quality time with our dear friends! Some of you might know that we went into rented accommodation then moved to our new home about five months ago. We are pretty much settled in now and getting into a nice, regular routine. This is the start of week 5 and Mr K is getting into his secondary school routine and Ms C is preparing for her SATS. It was a tough two years since we decided to pack up and move to a different county for better schools.
Dare You to Doodle is a very interesting interactive activity book that is filled with over 100 doodles to complete. There are a total of 144 pages of illustrations in two colours plus black. Each page has a unique starting illustration and no one page is the same. If you can’t find any inspiration on the page, just move onto the next page!
This week, we are getting crafty with two Tiger Tribe craft sets: 3D colouring set (Sci-Fi) and stained glass set (Sunbeam Dreams). Before I show you these two fun craft sets from Australia, first let me introduce the brand Tiger Tribe to you.
Tiger Tribe was started in 2007 in Australia with the vision to design children’s gifts and toys that were creative, engaging and affordable. They wanted to create products that children would play with, that tapped into a child’s imagination and sense of fun. They design compact and portable activity sets that are ideal for café play and travel. Now they are expanding their products in the UK and are available to buy from good stores and Amazon.
So Glow DIY Magic Jar Studio is everything you need to create your own magical light up jars in three simple steps! This is a brand new So Glow DIY range that has recently launched in the UK. They offer a fabulous range of colourful themed jars to customise, decorate and keep. You can choose from, cool colour themes; turquoise ‘Chill’, purple ‘Cosmic’ and blue ‘Dream’ and warm colour themes: yellow ‘Happy’, green ‘Harmony’ and pink ‘Love’– designed to match every mood!
Are we there yet? Are you still looking for travel games to entertain your children this summer? Then you may like to get a couple of small and easy to carry John Adams travel games to play with your children like these three games (Rummikub Travel, Othello Travel and Triominos Travel). They are suitable for all occasions!
Maths is one of the most important lessons you learn at school and the skills you learn in these classes are utilised every day of your life. However, it is no secret that many children don’t like it – finding it difficult and boring. But I don’t think so!