Tuesday, 16 December 2014

December

Nana and granddads leaving present
Ready for school 
Mothers group Christmas party
Breakfast with holly the elf and Santa
Kelly's present arrives
School concert
Nana snd granddads pictures arrive
Carols in the park
Olaf goes to school
Christmas Eve

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Going home

 Woke up at 5.53am alarm went off 6.00 and wake up call 6.02, and stepped right into the day.
Washed dressed urghhhhh after weeks with bare feet and sandals, socks don't feel good, after weeks of shorts, leggings not good, have layers in for the homeward journey too. Packed up last minute bits .
6.30 we were kerb side outside the hotel waiting for a cab. Taxi only took half hour to get to airport terminal 3 and was half the price if the arrival, although it was 2.am in the morning.
Checked in our bags and went and had a drink at the Bean and Tea leaf
, 8.15 we went to gate and scanning ready to board in 10 mins
Row 44 h/J lots if leg room, push back 9.10
Take off 9.35
Michael got his gluten free breakfast at 10.15, he said was ok but a bit bland, rice cakes again. Never got my breakfast until 10.55. Baked eggs sausage tomatoes snd home fries, quite tasty, fresh fruit roll butter and jam cereals and milk, cup coffee and OJ.
About 3.00pm went and ordered a green tea and Ferrero Rocher, have done puzzles up to now but pencil run out so started on some reading
4.00pm Michael got his lunch.4.45 I got mine, starter of prawns and potatoe salad.  nice beef stew layered potatoes green beans and carrots, finished with cheese a
Nod crackers didn't like dessert some soft yellow mushy suff that didn't have a taste so why waste eating it 
7.20 michaels turn it get the chocolate and tea!
Finished book 12yrs a slave, 1 1/2hrs to go, back to puzzles
10.00pm singapore time 2.00pm uk time should land at 3.00pm
Sammie and Kelly picked us up at the airport and arrive at SAMs house at 4.00pm and Simon cooking a roast dinner.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Last day

Singapore slings worked really well, head hit the pillow at 11.00pm last night and slept solid until 6.30am.
Nice looking day so far
Then woke to some lovely pictures of the grandchildren 
Michael made a cup of tea, Belly seems to have grown more because of the meal last night than all the time in Australia.
Went down to breakfast at 8.30, nice breakfast buffet again, came back to room, had a cup of tea and decided what to do with our last day.
Left at 10.00 and hit Irchard road, miles and miles and miles of shopping malls, 
And all looking very Christmassy 
You can walk miles and not really know how far you have gone.
Stopped for a drink at Starbucks as it was airconditioned 
Got back at 12.3o and went to pool nice balmy 32 degrees
Stayed about an hour before it rained, stayed as long as we could, wasn't just a shower, really started to rain heavy, went back to room and ordered 2 Cobb salads to eat here.
In room service
Thunder and lightening so we decided it was a good idea to pack, found I have lost my birthstone ring, white gold with aquamarine stone in if anyone finds it!
Why is it, it goes in when you pack to come out but refuses to want to go home when you are packing. We didn't buy that much extra.
Face timed Sam and Kelly making arrangements for pick up tomorrow. Rain stopped but decided to read for a while in the comfort of our lounge with a cup nog tea.
5.00pm thought we would stroll to the Fullerton. The weather had other ideas started to spit with rain on the way to Orchard street. So we took the MRT to Raffles place. When we got there it was raining quite hard but so very warm, have a good frizz going on.
Made a dash for the Fullerton their Christmas decor is beautiful
Winter scene all made of gingerbread cookies
All the decorations on the tree are Christmas bears
Went to the Starbucks near Fullerton as you don't have to go out side, sat and watched the world go by
Then we saw thousands of people dressed as santa's all running for charity the runners starting from the beginning of these tall buildings
Across the marina bay sands shopping mall
And beyond here
Then they travelled back, the rain stopped and the sun made an appearance just in time to set. Walked around one Fullerton and past the Merlion
And back into the Fullerton hotel to check what the sports bar had to offer for dinner, but they were having a function tonight and we were offered dinner in the main restuarant, checked the prices and they were no different from other hotel buffets.
We were shown to our seats and immediately felt spoilt
This has to be one of my favourite hotels.we were told $75. For seafood buffet, or $95 for barbecue and seafood, we went for just the seafood, then ordered 2 singapore slings, our waitress came back and said our singapore slings were over $20, if we went for the $95 for the barbecue we could have free flow drinks (as many slings as we wanted) and free flow lobster (as many lobsters as we liked). Game on. Sadly these two light weights could only manage 2 slings each didn't want to over do things with a flight tomorrow, and the lobster was perfection, classy restuarant Sara, we were given finger bowls with our meal for the sea food
Stayed over 2 hrs just soaking up the atmosphere, after all that food we walked back to the MRT at Raffles Place, the Fullerton looks so pretty at night
The red trees line Clarke quay
to Orchard then walked back to our hotel,
Lots of street entertainers along Orchard road tonight
more packing up of our clothes we are wearing, showered and got ready for bed, early start in the morning