We’re back. After eight weeks of living out of a suitcase and sleeping somewhere different almost every night I was happy to be home to see my children and relatives, wear some different clothes, sleep in my own bed and have a home cooked meal.
Our fabulous trip began in Singapore where we spent three busy days and four nights. Our first glimpse from the plane window was of a beautiful lush, green island. The weather was perfect; the little rain there was didn’t worry us as we sheltered in Raffles Hotel and sampled some of their famous refreshments. Did you know that it is tradition for the shells from the complementary peanuts to be brushed onto the floor and not cleaned away until the end of the day? We rode in a cable car from the fifteenth floor of a building across a channel to Sarasota Island and saw the pink dolphins. Our day trip to Malaysia took us to some batik cottage industries in Johor. The skill of the artists is amazing. I bought a beautiful batik painting to frame. Some evenings were spent in Orchard Road as our hotel was in easy walking distance. But we also discovered and fell in love with Chinatown and Little India where we sampled beautiful food, wandered through markets and explored little shops. Singapore’s gardens are really magnificent, so well kept with colourful flowers and beautiful shrubs and trees.