Singapore Tamtam

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Singapore Tamtam
A long long time ago, a Dutch woman took her daughter by the hand and followed her husband to the Far East isle of Singapore. Thirty years later, the daughter did the same. This is my blog.
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  • Lessons learned: packing for travel with children 1 day ago Today's post is not so much a lesson learned as a discovery made.I am, even if I say so myself, rather good at packing bags for travel. Even when cycling from home to Rome carrying all the necessities on the back of our bicycles, I still had room to spare, and unworn clothes when we reached Rome...
  • Picture Post & Plaatjespost: My favourite shots 1 day ago After Blondie was born, my mother handed me my own baby album. When we moved to Singapore, she slipped the first year of our lives in Singapore into my suitcase. It has been wonderful to compare Blondie's life with my own, and she loves to hear stories from when mama was little. So, sometime over...
  • This made me smile: Koref clothes change 3 days ago We were in Koref for the weekend. Halfway through, I had to ration Blondie's outfit changes to make her clothes last the full weekend (I tried to ration Big Boy's mud-jumping, but then decided that he is still of only-diaper wearing age). It was hard to keep up with pictures amidst all the costume...
  • Repeating History: Sinterklaas in Singapore 4 days ago Today, we inaugurated Blondie properly into the Dutchies favourite tradition: Sinterklaas. I'm calling it "repeating history" as I used to go to these festivities as well at the Hollandse Club, but when Man Tamtam asked "What memories were jogged?", I had to tell him - none. What I remember of the...
  • Lessons learned: why I am happy I don't live in Scandinavia 6 days ago Oslo mother: "When my partner got an offer in The Netherlands, it was very easy for us to decide to leave, as we were in the middle of this commuting with no day care spot for [our daughter] in sight."When I read that on Slate, it pulled me up short. Somehow, Norway (and Sweden) had lodged...

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  • Top 5 Surprisingly Toddler-friendly Adult Hang-Outs in Singapore Writing Contest March 2013 There is a place on earth where parents will be welcomed to have a drink or shopshopshop or listen to classical music or even gaze at timeless art all the while accompanied by their equally happily entertained toddlers. Yes, it really, really...

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Fien Van Wagenberg
13:24 PM November 30, 2012

A Lovely blog, I enjoyed reading it every day. It is interesting, humorous and nice to read.

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