February 2015 archive

Raffles Singapore with kids

The history of Singapore is both long and convoluted and, given my lack of standing as a historian of any note or, in fact, at all, I won’t even attempt to delve into its complexities, except to state the obvious… the glamorous and glorious Raffles Hotel has seen more than its fair share of the noteworthy […] Read more…

Cute kid at Jungle Buddies, Five Dock

Welcome to the Jungle

There aren’t too many folk in Australia who weren’t aware of this morning’s Federal Government challenger-free leadership spill that wasn’t.  But, little did they know, at the exact same time another spill was going down in suburban Sydney. Only in this instance there was a challenger. And the challenger, all three-foot nothing of her, was ready to step up and […] Read more…

crab and gruyere tarts

Blue Swimmer crab tarts  

Raffles has loved seafood since he was a baby. Pre-teeth he would gum down bowl after bowl of fish congee and flaked salmon. By two he was gnawing on prawns and demolishing plates of fresh fish. Soon enough he was eating it raw, and is still a sucker for any kind of sashimi. In fact, […] Read more…