Congratulations to UmmAsad, who has won the beautiful book Unforgettable by Rosio Flynn. His thoughts on friendship were: "Friendship means sharing the good news and the bad." Thanks very much.

Now I need to let you all know that my family and I are returning to Sydney, Australia. We have lived in Singapore five years, and before that Beijing for three and Hong Kong for two, so after ten years as expats it is our time to return home.

The children have never really lived in Australia so I am a little anxious about how they will fit in with the local school kids-with their mixed-up accents and well-traveled ways, I hope they wont feel too strange. I do, however, think that showing them a bit of the world and having a variety of experiences is the best education they can have.

We have had a wonderful time here in Singapore and have made some great friends. That is always the hardest part-the goodbyes, and I am not looking forward to the final farewells. We will miss Singapore sorely.

I want to say thank you to all my readers, fans and sponsors. Writing this blog has been a wonderful experience for me and I will miss it with all my heart. Not that I will be closing it down- the many posts I have written still get plenty of traffic and perhaps some of you may be interested in what is happening in Australia!

At any rate, the blog will stay open, I am just not sure how often it will be updated, especially at first when we will be busy settling down. I would love any ideas/suggestions from you and of course I will stay in touch with what is happening in Singapore.

So have a very Merry Christmas everyone and best wishes for the New Year.


Lakshmi said... @ December 14, 2010 at 12:20 AM

Merry Christmas and happy shifting dear. Will miss this space for intersting kid's place in Singapore.

Lulu Kat said... @ December 14, 2010 at 7:43 AM

I hope your move back is smooth and full of more adventures. Your transitioning may provide your readers with unexpected insights. Perhaps if your readers send you messages of their adventures in and around Singapore, the site could morph into more of community thing with you as the guru at the helm. Thanks for the many great ideas and sentiments over the years!

Elaine said... @ December 24, 2010 at 9:58 PM

Hi, Just found your blog on the fantastic resouces about kids' places and activities in Singapore. I am a Singaporean living in Denmark visiting Singapore, and your blog helped me a lot to get in-touch with Singapore. But got to know that you are going home to Australia. Just want to thank you for writing such a fantastic blog and wishing you all the best in Australia. Hopefully someone will take over with the updates on Singapore, while you will be now focusing on the kids' places in Australia. It will sure be useful when we visit Australia with our child one day.

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