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When older is better! Christmas gifts ideas that celebrate the test of time

Christmas gift for your friends - vintage movie posters. You can't go wrong with an Audrey Hepburn poster!

At Secondsguru, we have a soft spot for all things old, so here are some Christmas gift ideas , this season of giving, all carrying a whiff of romance from the past! Retro Casio watch We all have friends still pretending it’s the 80s – unwilling to stop playing The Police, dressing up to insane lengths at costume parties, insisting on sitting through Back To The Future reruns – this is the cheapest and awesome-est gift …[Read more]

A bottle too many? Recycle ideas for your glass containers

reuse and recycle old jars and bottles - ideas list

For all of us who love our in-home wining and dining, the trips to the glass recycling bin are all too frequent. Sauces, condiments, wines, beers, jams… anything even half-way gourmet comes in its own fancy bottle. Luckily, old bottles and jars need never die, they can just rest in peace – on your mantelpiece! Oil Bottles Just add an oil dispenser on top, and there you have it – a style statement for your …[Read more]

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Colours for baby – homemade paints

edible paints for baby/kids activities

39,720 – That’s the number of babies born in Singapore last year. And I suspect that’s also the number of mothers in Singapore stressing out over raising their kids right as I type this! Thankfully, the joys of motherhood are equal to its challenges. Even though aisles of Baby Einstein, hours of prodigy TV shows and shelves of helicopter mother books create niggling doubts in our minds about how good we are, even one hour …[Read more]

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Deepavali holiday – let your kids light up the festival this year

Deepavali / Diwali - bake your own Diyas. Kid-friendly activities

I recently celebrated yet another birthday, and right on cue, fuddy-duddy thoughts entered my head and started painting a halo on top of old memories. Nostalgia made itself heard even though children were testing their vocal chords’ ranges in the background, and I sighed for quieter days when the school holidays were not on. Then guilt entered the discussion, reminding me that Deepavali this year is coinciding happily with the school break, and nagged me …[Read more]