Time for some Tea

Chocolate cake with a yellow macaroon
Chocolate cake with a yellow macaroon which Doggie boy ordered

Last week while we at the airport to let the kids experience a Disney Christmas we decided to have an early dinner at Coffee club. It has been awhile since I brought the kids to have some cake and have our dinner out.

They were happy to eat out and have their choice of what they wanted to eat for dinner.

Strawberry Cake
Strawberry Cake

Tiger girl selected this cake. Strawberry is one of her favourite fruit and she will not pass on the chance to eat strawberry cake.

The kids had their dessert before eating the main course that we ordered.

Cottage Pie
Cottage Pie

Monkey boy didn’t want to eat any cake nor the kids meal and ordered Cottage Pie instead. I too had a Cottage pie for dinner. It was a bit too cheesy for my liking. Monkey boy loved it though.

What have you been eating lately?

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The Future Architect’s Handbook

The Future Architect's Handbook Book Cover
The Future Architect’s Handbook Book Cover

The Future Architect’s Handbook by Barbara Beck is a 8 chapter book which gives one an insight into how a house is built up from scratch.

The book is written for  kids aim 8-12 year old to give them an insight into what an Architect does. Based on the drawings of Arron’s house the reader is shown step by step by Barbara how a house is built.

Readers are taken through the process of how the different materials for different parts of the house are chosen.  Building a house is not as easy as it seems. It is not like putting blocks of Lego together to build a structure. It is more complicated than that as many different factors have to be taken into consideration before building can commence.

Barbara does the following in her book

– She gives an overview of what Architecture and Architects are.

-Introduces the various building components that will be used.

– Shows what a site plan and a floor plan is

– Talks about what is Scale, Section and Elevation

My Thoughts

I let my 10 year old read this book by his own and his feedback that he found it really cool and interesting. It gave him a clear inside into how a house is being built. He intends to use the concepts that he has learned in building better cities within Minecraft.

I personally found this book really interesting. It  gave me a better understanding of the job of an Architect and what goes into building a house.  I don’t think that I will be able to witness building a house from scratch as most of us live in apartments here in Singapore. However it was certainly great knowledge to know how one is designed and built.

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