So, we nipped over to Thailand for 10 days during the kid's half term holiday. Nipped I say, because it takes 90 minutes on a plane to get to Phuket from here! The week before our holiday, Ben had his residential trip with the year 7; they went to Tioman Island in Malaysia via bus … Continue reading Holiday


Waiting for the rain

Apologies for not updating the blog, since moving into our condo it's been pretty full on. We now live on the East Coast, on the edge of the Geylang River. It's a brilliant location; it's green and calm with park connectors and cycle paths on our doorstep, the Stadium with lots of activities and shops … Continue reading Waiting for the rain

A Great Day Out!

After spending two days shopping for furniture and forcing the kids through hours of us being indecisive about sofas and chairs it was time to do something fun.I've been reading about the Tree Top Walk at the MacRitchie Reserve and though "this should suit us!" Jungle trails, exotic flora and fauna and away from the … Continue reading A Great Day Out!

Long overdue

I've been itching to write here again, unfortunately my dear beloved Mac seems to have died on me and after a LOT of faffing about I've managed to log myself onto another computer. In this process I've also had to reset all my passwords as I can't remember a single one, verifications are sent to … Continue reading Long overdue

Getting Stuff Done

Our Employment Pass/Dependant's Pass process started a while back in England with the help from mr D's company. It wasn't as plain sailing as I would've liked, since 2019 there is a new rule for children under 12 planning to apply for residential status in Singapore. You have to provide proof of having had the … Continue reading Getting Stuff Done

Happy Birthday Ben!

Today is Ben's birthday, he's now 11! The day was supposed to be spent at either Universal Studios on Sentosa or at the Aquarium but we decided to postpone this as mr Dougberg has come down with a severe case of man-flu. So, whilst he and the kids chilled I walked to the Post Office … Continue reading Happy Birthday Ben!


Char Siew Bao So, anyone expecting adventure and drama can stop reading now. This blog will most likely be about the most mundane things I enjoy. Like hotel breakfasts...or dogs. Speaking of breakfast, cruel mummy forced her children to wake up early again, a; to hopefully get them to sleep at night and b; because … Continue reading Tuesday


A strange weekend, arriving here late on Friday night, getting up early on Saturday to go house hunting with the agent, spending most of Sunday sleeping and most of the night to Monday NOT sleeping. We viewed 8 different condos and one of them is perfect for us. It ticks all the boxes; location, balconies, … Continue reading Monday