We didn’t quite have any agenda last weekend, and obviously lacked the courage seeing we somehow managed to feast the two days away. All very yummy, all not too good for the waistline. We started of with a Saturday brunch at Little Part 1 Cafe. A lovely respite in Thomson, and one we had been meaning to go for the longest time. We were headed for dimsum at Thomson Plaza but the full carpark and empty tummies led us down this path.
nacho chips served with salsa
A wonderful stop. Perhaps due to the rain (it had thankfully, dwindled down to a drizzle by the time we arrived), there weren’t any others except a couple. Our apologies to them because, well, their peace was wrecked by our two terrors. The food was yums… In addition to the nachos and the chicken, we had their meatball spaghetti and brown cow (old school root beer float) and strawberry lemonade soda for drinks. Well worth another visit.
Our kids enjoyed themselves. Clamouring all over. The books were an interesting mix. I was rather surprised to find ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’ thrown into the pile. We dug it out and settled in for some noisy reading. The kids tried their hand at twisting (and messing) the rubic cube, hemmed and hawed at the old school chess set and the clumsy tv set (Jayden declared it an oven?! but Kath got it right).
It was a nice start to the weekend. I hope we’d be back!
Little Part 1 Cafe
15 Jasmine Road
Seems like there’s a day for just about anything and everything. International Museum Day fell on 29th May and we trooped over to the National Museum of Singapore to check out the Playdome. I love how the museums have reinvented themselves. They used to be the old stuffy sort of places that bored you to death. And where you went only on school field trips.
Nowadays, they are more upbeat, and well, focused. Singapore for the small island that she is, has 5 national museums and a whole list of ‘other’ museums. And with the school holidays now on, they have brought back Children Season. It was a hard fight between the Singapore Philatelic Museum and this. But we tossed a coin (no, not really!) and went off to the main one.
busy colouring a drawing to form his own pin badge
guess who wasn’t quite paying attention to the story (ok, I must say that the person wasn’t quite engaging)
The kids had fun. It is all very hands on. Loads of activities to occupy those little fingers. At 2 and 4, I don’t think the learning element really registered but it was still a good day out.
Another section I had time to photograph. Also a hit with the kids… spin the wheels, create different effects as you spray squirts of water through and watch the mist.
And, if nothing else, the decorations are amusing. If your inner child still hasn’t emerged, head on over to the rest of the museum and avoid level 3. Oh, maybe make a pit stop at the entrance to Playdome on Level 2. There was a Milo truck waiting there that day. You just might catch it again. I miss those trucks!
Children Season is on till 31st Jul 2011.
** Family Fridays is a new feature documenting our outings with the children. We try to keep one day of the weekend free to bring the kids out around Singapore And because it’s our family time, you’d see more photos of our kids than the environment. Or even none at all. Because well, life with kids leaves you with no free hands!
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