Omaha Beach

We wanted to take a tour package to go around the D-Day landing sites. But as luck would have it, all packages had to be booked in advance since it was winter and we only had ONE sunny day out of our entire Bayeux trip to visit the beach. Because we had to go to […]

Battle of Normandy

Bayuex was the gateway for the Battle of Normandy in 1944. We visited the Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy today. This museum was different from other D-Day exhibits I’ve seen because it didn’t focus on D-Day but talked about everything else that happened from D-Day + 1, meaning 7 Jun till the end […]

Tapestry and Art

Bayeux is home to the Bayeux Tapestry. In fact, this is the most famous thing about the town. I was initally skeptical about how special an embroidered piece of cloth could be, but after seeing it for myself today, I have to admit that it’s really impressive! It dates back to the 11th century, and […]

Bayeux

We’re back in France! It was a full day of train travel. We travelled from London to Paris, and Paris to Bayeux. Bayeux is a small town in Northern France. KL likes small towns. Whenever he plans our trips in Europe, he’ll always try to make sure there’s a short stay in a small town. […]

Regent’s Park

Plenty of sunshine in the weather forecast, so we planned a trip to the park. The sky was so blue and nice, doesn’t look like it’s 4 degrees from my photos. We made a random stop at Wellcome Museum. I always pass by this Museum on the way to Regent’s Park but never thought to check […]

Ciao Bella

Met friends at Ciao Bella for dinner. Food was yummy as always! The restaurant was so crowded that we only managed to get an outdoor table with a one day reservation. T loves the spaghetti bolognese here. It’s the best in the world! And I love the generous seafood risotto!  Yumz!

Feels like home!

London sure feels like home! Coming in from Paris, London feels so familiar. The dreary weather, the bustle on the streets, the accent we hear everywhere, and even the smell of the sidewalks. We are staying in the same neighbourhood as we used to. We shopped at the same supermarkets we always did. We visited […]

Versailles

Versailles was the attraction we visited on our Paris leg. The castle was humongous, and so was the crowd. We were literally packed like sardines along the whole stretch of the state apartments, king and queens bedrooms. I hardly had a good view of any of the rooms. And we were all clamouring to get […]

Louvre

The Louvre was fun! Once we arrived, we started jostling with the crowd to get to Mona Lisa. She was tiny and it almost felt like Asia with the number of black-haired people in the room trying to take a selfie with her. Mona Lisa was clustered together with the Wedding at Cana, Four Seasons, […]

Eiffel Tower

It was freezing the day we visited the Eiffel Tower. Zero degrees in fact, and the Tower was closed in the morning because it was too icey. No choice, we walked around and returned in the afternoon to try our luck again. Although it was still freezing, at least we finally got to climb it! We […]

Army Museum

KL plans all our overseas trips and he loves learning about wars. So on our first day of sightseeing, he took us to the Army Museum in Paris (Musée de l’Armée). Lots of weapons and lots of arms. The medieval section was interesting; I’ve never seen child-sized armour before. Other than that, the rest of the […]

Bonjour Paris!

We’re in Paris for our year end holiday! Why Paris? Because I’ve never been to France before and I want to visit a friend in London this time round. So Paris will be super convenient for us to pop over to London via the Eurostar. Boys had a swell time flying to Paris. We picked […]

Upper Pierce Reservoir

My first time checking out Upper Pierce Reservoir! Gosh, there were so many monkeys there. I wouldn’t dare to jog there alone. Boys had a lot of fun at the reservoir. L was thrilled to race all of us (he won many times). K and T like playing with branches and they found many long […]

Wong Ah Chai

爷爷 passed away on 17 October 2017 after a three year battle with colon cancer. He was surrounded by loved ones when he drew his last breath at home. When the boys read back on this post, they ought to remember how happy 爷爷 was whenever he met us and ate with us on weekends. These […]

Kidzania Singapore

We arrived bright and early at Kidzania Singapore at 10.15am! That was the day before T turned 8. The queue was so short because the early birds already made their way in at 10am sharp. Yeah, we took less than 5 minutes to check in! Consistent with their character, K went to check his bank […]

Happy 8th Birthday!

T turned 8 today! For his birthday activity, he chose to go to Kidzania Singapore. That was mighty fun – he rated it 10 out of 10. Problem was that Kidzania was one day before his actual birthday, and the things he did on his actual birthday weren’t as terrific as he imagined. He bawled […]

Optical illusions

The Singapore Science Centre recently revamped it’s exhibits. It was so fun that we went TWICE in September. The second time was with cousins and they enjoyed the visit very much too. When you enter the Centre now, you will encounter many exhibits that try to trick your perception. Quite near the entrance there’s also […]

Holiday Art Camp

Boys attended a holiday art camp in September. It was organized by the CC downstairs. Although it was a really short camp (2 half days), they came back with lots of things – batik tees, lanterns, photo frames, fancy colour pencils etc. Both said the camp was fun!

Adventure Zone

Our second time staying at Golden Sands Resort in Batu Feringgi, and boys don’t remember their previous stay here. Then, they were too young to try the fast slides at Adventure Zone. Now that they’re so big, they had a really good time zooming down non stop! 15 minutes before they were at Adventure Zone, they […]

Made in Penang

Made in Penang is a newish 3D interactive museum. Again it’s one of the many attractions in Penang that is styled as a musuem, but it’s really not quite. Like Dark Mansion, there were plenty of good photo opportunities here. The place was cheerier and boys had more fun here than at Dark Mansion. Tickets were […]

Dark Mansion

Penang is home to a number of small eclectic attractions scattered around the UNESCO World Heritage Buffer Zone. They’ve all called themselves museums but they’re really not quite. We went to the 3D glow-in-the-dark museum that has zero educational value. Plenty of photo opp in the place. So photos were nice! It’s a fun 45 minutes […]