Moving up a decade seems a big step. We celebrate these milestones when we are younger with some trepidation. Turning 30 means less partying, a few grey hairs and the question of ‘where is my life going?’ But once you turn 60, well! life is really worth celebrating. So when you get to the 9th … More The 80th birthday celebration
Our arrival in Germany without our luggage, brought back memories of unpreparedness for the cold weather. Dashing about Frankfurt airport wrapped in a pashmina and a shell jacket, we were guided by two, dour airport officials to a faraway little regional aircraft parked right at the end of the airport and took off just 45 … More In the Heimat
Sir Stamford Raffles established the Singapore Settlement, called the Straits Settlement for the British East India Company in the early 1800’s. His name is everywhere on streets, metro stations and most famously on the Raffles Hotel. Tiffin, on the other hand, originated from an English word meaning ‘little drink’ and has become established in Anglo … More Tiffin at the Raffles Hotel
Our first action-packed day in Singapore started with breakfast at Marina Bay Sands shopping complex – early breakfast or even shopping is de riguer in Singapore. Nothing opens till late, however suitably nourished we tackled the Gardens by the Bay with our free Simgapore Airlines Stopover pass. Emerging from the subway (yes, we even managed … More Ni Hao from Singapore
Here we are at Brisbane airport waiting to board our Singapore Air aircraft and the first leg of our journey. Checked in with a groovy young soccer team – Umbro, whoever they may be – very fit, spunky young men anyway! Brisbane international airport is undergoing renovation but we managed a reasonable breakfast snack after … More Farewell for now!