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Events The way back home – children’s theatre

www.secondsguru.com | The Way Back Home

The Way Back Home is a stage adaptation of Oliver Jeffers’ picture book by I Theatre. It centers around the friendship between a boy and a Martian, weaving a delightful inter-galactic adventure tale that children can lose themselves in. The director promises audience interaction and stage designs to match the book. An added bonus: fans of the music of Gruffalo and Room on the Broom can look forward to new music by the same composers! …[Read more]

Drab to Fab IKEA Step-stool makeover

Drab to Fab | Ikea step-stool makeover. An easy DIY to transform Bekvam or any wooden stool into an arty-crafty piece of furniture!

I wanted to purchase a stylish step-stool for my kitchen. Unfortunately, store after store I visited carried pieces that were meant to be hidden inside a closet than displayed with elan. So I decided to just hack an IKEA step-stool (BEKVAM from IKEA, S$24.90) in this easy DIY! I had a box full of maps and tickets from my travels (yes, I am a hoarder!) that I had been meaning to upcycle for a while. Their …[Read more]

Scene Around Town From tyres to planters!

Scene around town | Gorgeous planters fashioned from old tyres at our neighborhood montessori!

It’s never too early to teach recycling! Saw this awesome transformation for display at my neighborhood pre-school: Montessori for Children, Broadrick Road. Old tyres had been painted bright and filled with soil to create a mini-nursery for herbs and plants, right next to the playground. As I heard my own tiny tots speak with pride about the plants, I felt much better about the prospects for the world, even though car after car (including mine) …[Read more]

Pulp Fantasy 5 Makeovers for Mango Leftovers!

Pulp Fantasy | 5 Makeovers for Mango Leftovers!

Come alphonso season, and invariably this happens: I pass by an aisle of mangoes, get drunk on their sweet heavy smell, and thanks to my Indian genes, end up buying not one or two but dozens in a go! Not that I regret it, not at all – days of feasting follow – with much slicing and dicing and trips to the weighing machine. But then comes the day when I realise I even if …[Read more]