After the frantic pace of our African leg, with visits to most places only two nights, and the longest 4, we were looking forward to a relaxed week staying with Claire and Igor in Singapore.

The week was lovely and just what we needed.  It was just great staying with friends, being able to relax, chat, watch TV (kids!) and feel at home.  Thank you again Claire and Igor, you couldn’t have made us feel more welcome.

We all loved Singapore, an amazing place that feels so safe and clean and really helped us as a family have a gentle introduction to Asia. We spent the week jumping on the MRT (Singapore underground) and walking (a lot!!).  I was so proud of the kids trying all the food, Zim Zams was a bit much for Xander but everyone loved the Dim Sum.

We did China town and little India, both brilliant.  Our Family highlights were:

  • Xander: Going to football training with Igor, getting a Tiger henna tattoo, the view from the Marina Bay Sands (and mummy and daddy being terrified)
  • Scarlett: China town and my new red dress, ArtScience museum where we could draw pictures and they then become 3D and appeared as part of a scene on the wall
  • Maria: Kids playing in the inflatable ArtZoo, didn’t see them for two hours and got to finish my book (not my fault Max thought we’d all been kidnapped – apologies Claire for the worn tread in your floor).  The Buddhist temple, just lovely and so welcoming, I’m looking forward to reading my Buddhism for beginners book.
  • Max: Sim Lim (an electronic mall  – hard drive, two camera lenses, two usb fans) and the China town tailors (three new shirts)





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