Here are my angels in their school uniforms. Ben's is swamping him a bit, but hopefully it will last more than a year (although he'll probably have a sudden growth spurt now that he's started school). Maya was being a great big sister today, she even dressed Ben in his uniform. She is quite protective of him, as you can see from the photo, and was filling him in on all the rules and regulations of Chatsworth. Of course he already knew it all, and just replied, "I know that...I know that".
I didn't cry saying goodbye to him, and thankfully he didn't cry either. But as he was settling into his new classroom I did have one moment of panic. He asked where Maya was and if he could go and find her. I think he just realised that there was no one he knew in the classroom and this was the real deal. No Maya to look out for him. Anyway, he did great, and even volunteered to be table monitor.
For me it was lovely to have a whole day to myself after months of kids, kids, kids. I love that Chatsworth is 2 minutes walk from Orchard Road, so it is perfect for wasting time window shopping.
I headed straight for Kinokuniya; the huge book store in Ngee Ann City. You really can get lost in there, and I must have spent a lovely hour perusing the magazines and books (lots on blogging/internet books!). This book shop stands at a massive 43,000 sq ft and provides a huge collection of over 500,000 titles from all over the world, including English, Japanese, Chinese, French and German publications.
Now that I have more time, I hope that I can focus on the blogging. Of course I won't be taking the kids to as many places, but I think I can find plenty of interesting bits to write about. There is still so much I haven't seen in Singapore.
I will also be concentrating on writing some special birthday party reports. There are just so many options in Singapore for party venues that I think the topic merits special attention. I must get cracking!