Sunday, November 29, 2009

Some old Photos

A really cute one of Henry

Felix and the lego tower of doom

Herny makes friends at the pub,

The lights at depavalli

THe Milo Dinosaur


This is my new baby!

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Yesterday on the bus we sat next to a older lady who asked me if I liked Holland Village (a area which is very popular with expats) I told her that I had been there a couple of times and thought it was OK but preferred other parts of Singapore more, she took a while to answer me and then reassured me by saying "well you don't look like a yuppie, that place is so full of stuck up yuppies on a Friday night getting drunk".

I am going to take that as a compliment.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Some randon pictures

This sign sums up Singapore, but is currently displayed at our condo as they are ripping up the tiles and putting new ones down.

Yes the leaf is almost as big as Felix! the tree is only small though very odd.

I put this in cos Henry is cute!
The funny story of Pikachu's big adventure:

Felix was given a Pikachu by one of the cleaning staff at his friend Georges condo, when we were in the lift going to Georges house for the first time, In the excitement of being in a new house with lots of cool toys Felix left Pikachu behind.
George held onto Pikachu till we came back to visit, he was very excited that Felix would have him back and Felix was also very excited about having Pikachu once again,
Pikachu spent the next few days with Felix, watching him eat and sleep, playing and attending music classes, then tragedy struck on a rather wet day we were running down the drive to catch the shuttle bus, to meet Nick for dinner when Pikachu slipped out of Felix's hand and down into a storm drain!
Now call me a chicken but I was not keen to put my hand into a drain in Singapore and not just because it was raining.
Felix was very upset he cried all the way to dinner and the only thing he really could say was "I have to tell George"
One week later the whole family was walking down the drive to go out to the science centre I noticed that the drain covers were off and jokingly said I wonder if Pikachu is still there, Nick looked and there he was just out of reach, Nick heroically borrowed a broom from the guards house and attempted a rescue, 5 minutes and a scrapped knee later,Pikachu was safely back with a very happy Felix.
Once at the Science centre Pikachu was carefully washed and dried and we all got on with enjoying ourselves.....but then as we were waiting for the bus Felix asked if I had Pikachu and of course he was no where to be found, the lesson to be learnt here is of course is easy come easy go!

oh the picture above is of a replacement Pikachu!
Felix the punk

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Well it has been a a while since I have blogged (and even longer since Nick has) so I thought it was time I jotted a few things down

We have been fairly busy the last few weeks finding a preschool for Felix, exploring and of course eating.

Firstly I think I have found my new favorite lunch food its pork buns its very simply pork in a very Moorish sauce served in steamed bun with a bit of Chinese parsley (coriander) it is the best sandwich I have had!

We have been busy this week preparing for our Australasian tour, trying to do Christmas shopping etc, So today the boys and I headed to Chinatown, we stuck to the department stores and shopping centres as it very hot outside today and the kids tend to wilt.
Chinatown is like everyone imagines it to be filled with everything that is Chinese!
Henry of course was very popular once again with people posing to take photos with him.
I also could not help but buy the kids a few things as the clothes down here are so much cheaper than along Orchard road

On the weekend we made it to the Singapore Science centre with some friends and it was fantastic!
The highlight was shared between the Tesla coil (nicks favorite) and the waterworks exhibit which the children can play in, I am glad we got pre warning about this part, as we took togs for the boys and Nick, unfortunately I didn't take a change of clothes and through my own stupidity got absolutely drenched.
there were many exhibits we didn't see but we will purchase a membership next year as the centre was a winner.

I think that is about all I have time for right now I will try to follow this up with some photos soon also my new coffee machine arrives Friday so I am sure I will post many a photo and bore you all with my quest to make the best coffee I can on a domestic machine!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

tourists stuff and crabs

The following photos are taken around Clarke Quay which is very much at the tourist end of town but also where you can get really good Chili Crab, we know because we ate it twice this week!
Felix is holding hands with Matilda, who is town for few days with her folks Laura and Simon.
Felix and Matilda have not seen each over since Felix was 1 and Matilda was 6months but soon bonded over jumping in puddles!

In other news this week Felix lost his boy (which to you that don't know was his toy he has had since he was a baby) this was a hard loss but hes doing OK now.

Currently I am looking out the window at the fog of smoke that has risen up, it is from the spraying they do for mosquito's luckily I got the washing in off the balcony and closed the door just in time before we got fumigated.

Tonight we are off to see the Christmas lights on Orchard road (yes in November).

I was just hanging nicks shirts up to dry on the bamboo racks out the back and didn't hear the sprayer coming I am now mosquito free and feeling a bit teary.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Morning at the Gardens

Felix and I, left Nick and Henry at home today and went to the children's garden at the botanical gardens,
We both had a great time although I did get attacked by ants which have a nasty bite.

We came home and spent a hour in the pool and Felix had to go to bed early!