A short list of things I’ve learnt this week

3 Apr

1) My children are just as happy to eat dim sum for breakfast as they are cocoa pops.

2) You can buy real live toucans in Singapore.  Can this possibly be legal?

3) The definition of culture shock: staying just off Singapore’s busiest shopping street after a month in the Australian bush.

4) Toy safety standards are more relaxed in some parts of the world than others.  My tip, if your toy starts smoking, turn it off.

5) The Singapore Botanic Gardens is huge, it takes at least half an hour to walk from one side to the other.  If you try and find a shortcut, you’ll only end up hideously lost somewhere on the campus of the National University of Singapore.  On the plus side, they have a very good canteen.

6) Fake poo is an excellent, child friendly, addition to absolutely any museum.

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10 Responses to “A short list of things I’ve learnt this week”

  1. Catharine Withenay 04/04/2011 at 11:24 am #

    I love it! Toucans? Really?! And smoking toys – yikes!
    (It wasn’t the fake poo that was smoking, was it?!)

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 04/04/2011 at 11:55 am #

      Toucans, really. The fake poo was really a proper exhibit in a museum!

  2. PippaD @ A Mothers Ramblings 04/04/2011 at 11:52 am #

    I feel that tip four is most useful!

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 04/04/2011 at 11:55 am #

      Yes, it applies to a wide range of situations.

  3. Jacq 04/04/2011 at 12:52 pm #

    You can buy live toucans in the UK!
    http://eastdunbartonshire.olx.co.uk/toucan-birds-for-sale-iid-31399317
    They don’t make good pets though.
    Enjoy Singapore, it’s a fabulous place to visit.

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 06/04/2011 at 1:16 pm #

      Well I never!

  4. TheMadHouse 04/04/2011 at 4:19 pm #

    Yet again a list of must know and learn things. We did the botentic gardens in Cape town in a golf buggy as we were jet lagged!

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 06/04/2011 at 1:17 pm #

      We needed a golf buggy!

  5. Sonja 07/04/2011 at 4:02 am #

    I can’t believe your kids will eat dim sum at all!

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 07/04/2011 at 2:15 pm #

      What’s not to like about dim sum?!

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