Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Garden City

We really enjoy living in Singapore and now that there is some uncertainty about how much longer we will be here we are trying to make the most of our time here.

One of the things we love is how green it is here. Even though the island is really tiny, huge amounts of space are given over to plants and trees and the city feels exceptionally verdant. We spend a lot of time exploring parks and playgrounds trying to burn off lots of toddler energy. 

By this time of year there is far less outdoor activity as the monsoon has arrived. Some days we barely see any rain but others it buckets down for most of the day. On these sort of days we resort to indoor playgrounds and such in the malls. Scarlett also has weekly gym and ballet classes to keep her active whatever the weather.

One of our favourite malls is on the other end of the island near the airport. Whenever we visit Changi City Point we wonder why we don't go more often. There is a great water play area, an indoor playground and a wonderful amphitheatre which is the subject of today's layout.

The amphitheatre is decorated like a field of sunflowers and Scarlett loves running up and down the stairs and generally burning off steam. The clouds painted above the sunflowers are lovely too.  This is another Roller Rink special with a lot of Amy Tangerine papers and some Echo Park borders and letters. 

We have a sick wee girl here today... another school day missed. Her parent conference went really well last night. Her teachers are really pleased with her and are going to arrange some testing for her as they believe she may need some more structured extension in her learning. It sounds like she is pretty well behaved at school too which was a relief!

I am planning a night of prepping my December Daily album tonight. My kit from Simple Scrappers arrived today and it is lovely. I have some beautiful bits and pieces from Studio Calico's Wonderland and Crate Paper's Sleigh Ride to jazz it up a bit. I have also signed up for Shimelle's Journal Your Christmas for the  first time. I am starting to get really excited about it all!

Have a great rest of your week!


  1. Ive heard so much about Singapore. Never been there.. yet ;) Have you tried all the local eateries? I'am a big foodie and love trying various dishes of local cuisine.

    Good luck with DD! I can already see so many DD album photos floating around that it gets me all excited. lolz.


  2. This is so colourful and fun and works perfectly with that pic.

  3. Beautiful layout, I love all the green

  4. Changi City Point is near me!!! :) love that layout, Claire.

  5. What a fabulous photo and place to play!! Love the design of your layout! Hope your little girl feels better soon!

  6. love those colors! and hope your girl feels better soon :)

  7. That is the coolest amphitheater! Wow! Your page lets the happy colors in your photo completely shine. :) Wonderful! Hope your little girl feels better!


  8. Love the leading lines in your photo, great shot and a happy bright layout to go with it!

  9. Wow! This page is awesome. The photo really pops, but there are so many fun details here too...