Free-range children….

At cocktails yesterday, my friend Lisa was telling my mom the lengths that Peninsula mothers go to to avoid having their kids hooked on computer games – we spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars on surfboards, surfing lessons, horses, horseriding instruction, saddle clubs, ski trips, season passes, sports camps, anything to avoid having glassy-eyed zombie kids.

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I don’t think my mom necessarily got it, but there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t feel thankful for living here and for being able to give my children the experience of living in the bucolic countryside as well as amidst the skyscrapers of Singapore.

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This was just another random day with our neighbours kids dropping in for a play while us adults drank pinot and swapped yarns…

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I love how Poppy always seems to have a beautiful flower in her hair or somewhere…

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Orlando breaks the Peninsula Apartheid of Boys vs Girls

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The only time we ever need to do some “parenting” is when some kid (in this case Gracie) decides to climb up to the dangerously dilapidated treehouse, which is of course a major draw to all kids within a 10 km radius….

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Stella with stars in her eyes. I can’t tell you how many times people ask if I’ve photoshopped that, but she just looks like that naturally.

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The weather has been heating up this week and tomorrow will be a toasty 40 degrees. Mark’s off sailing and I’m heading down to the beach for a brief respite before a round of New Year’s Eve parties. See you in 2011!

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xxx,
C

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