Home Again

Posted on July 28th, 2008 by Cam.
Categories: Let's talk.

It seems that we are spending a lot of time elsewhere these days. We arrived home today after spending a short time in Singapore. This is the first time I have been to Singers and actually walked out of the airport. We really loved it though and it exceeded my expectations for many reasons.

I tend to chuck a hissy fit once I hit critical retail overload. It has happened on several occasions where I feel just so bombarded by materialism that I feel sick. I would like to think that there is a noble reason for this, but it usually occurs after I have bought what I want and then just want to get back to the hotel to sip Martinis by the pool. Anything to avoid the affluence.

Yesterday was Elizabeth’s Birthday, so we started the day catching up with a good friend Nicole who I used to tutor with at Murdoch Uni. She was in Singapore this same weekend with family, so a great opportunity to meet up. We then tootled off to the Singapore Flyer, which I think is the biggest observation wheel in the world – very impressive. I think I spent as much time trying to work out the engineering and construction of the wheel as I did looking at the view.
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It was then up to the 70th floor of the Swissotel for cocktails and sunset view before finishing up with Tapas for dinner. Quite a memorable birthday. The other things we were able to get to during the weekend included the night safari zoo tour and the National Museum (this makes us sound old). We had a really great weekend. I think I could very easily live there.

I really felt a new level of tiredness over the weekend. Very rarely to I get to the point where I feel semi-conscious while walking around or sitting on a bus. But this was happening daily it seemed, it feels like my thalidomide may be catching up with me. Still, we took time out to rest as much as possible and I continue to work out where my limits are. Now it is good to be home again and enjoying the winter rain.

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The Raffles Hotel

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Yes I know, missing the hairy chest and gold chains.

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Night Safari

6 comments.

Holly

Comment on July 29th, 2008.

Glad to hear that y’all had a good trip. Happy Birthday to Elizabeth! Wow, my hubby really needs to step up my birthday celebration! Rest up and take care.

Katie K

Comment on July 29th, 2008.

You have so much colour in your cheeks Cam – its really good to see! You look extra healthy!

Hope it was a lovely and relaxing break for both of you.

xxx Katie

lynne warrington

Comment on July 29th, 2008.

Looking good Cam. Happy birthday Elizabeth, sounds like you had a fabulous day. Glad you both had a great holiday. Make sure you rest regularly Cam, give the body time to get stronger.
If you ever get to come up this way, call into the school and say hi.

Luv Lynne
xx

Amanda

Comment on July 30th, 2008.

Cam, you look great!! I’m glad you two got to take such a fabulous trip… looks like such a fun time!

cons

Comment on July 30th, 2008.

I think this was just what you needed Cam, you looked so healthy! Happy Birthday to Elizabeth, Singapore is such an awesome place to celebrate…anything, really! We went there last year for 5 days and we were so impressed with how friendly everyone was, how everyone was so optimistic about their government and future, and of course, the food. The Flyer was still being constructed when we were there, but we hope to go before bubs is born so we can check it out then. We are truely blessed to have Singers as our neighbour ;-)

gm22

Comment on July 30th, 2008.

Happy birthday Elizabeth! What did you get from Cam?

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