How To Write Your Own Children’s Travel Guide (For Three To Eight Year Olds)

There are four ways to use books to prepare children for travel, but some involve more cake than others. Way Number 1 – Read age-appropriate non-fiction books about the destination Advantages One hundred… Continue reading

My First (And Possibly Last) Blog Giveaway

*The Giveaway Is Now Closed* You can still take the poll for fun, though. I woke early this morning. “Wasn’t expecting to see you conscious,” Æ said. “Yeah! My sleep quality was at… Continue reading

A picture of urine-soaked paper disguised as a request for opinions on old guide books

We’ve been married a little over fifteen years and during that time we’ve lived in twelve different homes. That’s disregarding any stint too brief to make it on to a utilities statement. There was… Continue reading

Apart At The Seams Book Tour

I remember my first chick lit novel: it was the sequel to Bridget Jones’ Diary. What I remember most isn’t (apparently) the title, but the awkward conversation I had with a friend of mine… Continue reading

Bits of August – The Power of Friendship, Milkshakes, and Hypothetical Rifts In The Space-Time Continuum

We did it. We registered P for primary school. Our final choice was made on Wednesday night, just after the Ministry of Education published the list of schools available for Phase Three on… Continue reading

Work, Life, Singapore, Primary One School Registration, and Gaming The System

Just before we moved to Singapore I had this colleague who was very talented but didn’t know it. Every time he had to make a decision he second-guessed himself. He would spend ages… Continue reading

This one weird trick to save money for travel – which isn’t what you think – was invented by a mum, will restore your faith in humanity, and your doctor doesn’t want you to know about it

A few weeks ago, Æ emerged from the study in a great flap of excitement asking if I knew how much money was in our bank account. I glanced at the calendar and… Continue reading

Kid-Friendly Travel – A Manifesto

I want you to know I spent a substantial amount of time swotting up on Marx and trying to work the word “bourgeois” into this manifesto before deciding to spare you. I’d throw… Continue reading

How I Actually Blog

So it turns out there’s more to my blogging process than just drinking tea, reading Hunter S Thompson, and burying any occasional useful content under a layer of irrelevant chatter so thick only… Continue reading

Six* Things To Pack for Sensitive Young Travellers

I like to think my previous posts on games for sensitive young children have conjured images of the type of thing you’d get if you crossed McGyver and Mary Poppins and then threw the result… Continue reading