We’re back in Singapore again! Our first flight was really not so bad. With the extra leg room it was very comfortable. We managed about an hour of sleep, which was good but maybe a mistake. Getting kicked off the plane in Changi it was hard to focus on where we needed to go.
I had been looking forward to taking the skytrain through the Jewel shopping centre, over the waterfall, but it had been stopped for the night. The delay in departing meant we should have arrived at 00:20 but we actually got there at 01:40. The skytrain stops each night at 01:30 for maintenance. Oh well, we get a bit of a walk.Continue reading Return To Our Valley
This blog entry is going to run into trouble because through its course I’ll be writing from 3 separate timezones. The UK, Denmark and Thailand. So I’m going to just capture all the airplane travelly bits in this one, and start the next when we land in Bangkok.
Deal?Continue reading Timezone Hopping
We are organised people so we have made sure we have plenty of time to get the house organised after the mania of the last 2 weeks. Get things washed and put away, kitchen cleaned and fridge cleared. Take the bins out. You know, all the usual things you need to do before leaving the house for any length of time.
Except Aimi gets it all done in double quick time and then starts doing things like unplugging sockets that are turned off, and running a part filled dishwasher to get it done, so then we have to wash up our lunch plates by hand… Continue reading Travel Begins
We had borrowed a lot of kit from the scouts to reduce the cost of hiring lots of chairs and tables at the party. It will probably cost us the same overall but at least some of the money will go to the scouts and support their activities. Continue reading Pack Up And Push Off
The family part of our wedding celebrations arrived, and for a long time Aimi was insistent that this was not a wedding. We didn’t want to do all the speeches and cake cutting traditional stuff, it was just an excuse to get together with family and friends and have a good time in the sun getting pissed.Continue reading The “Not A Wedding” Party
We set off over the train bridge and thru the adjacent campsite towards the sea. We could see it from our room and some helpful waitress said you can walk into Berwick upon Tweed in an hour, so that’s what we are doing. Continue reading Long Walk To Berwick
Its probably the anticipation that’s been building for weeks. I’m not nervous or worried or even particularly energetic about it yet. But I found myself awake this morning at about 03:30am. I sort of dozed and fidgeted for a while and couldn’t get back to sleep so ended up watching YouTube. We have been planning the next couple months for about a year, and its finally here. Sort of anti-climactically, the day we set off on this adventure has dawned, slowly and calmly.Continue reading Beach Spotting
What a great surprise! After a couple years off doing his thing and keeping to himself, Alex pinged me a message asking if he could pop in today. “OF COURSE YOU CAN”, I told him! It was a great surprise for people and he even brought us some wedding gift booze. You can definitely come again!Continue reading Bon Voyage, Baby, Birthday BBQ
Probably one of my first “Blog Posts” was actually a document I created on Facebook, way back in March 2011. So, other than correcting my terrible grammar, here is it:Continue reading Best Road In Britain
Well what a spectacular way to end a holiday!
In hindsight it started with a bad omen so i should have known… Having stayed in the van in a car park, there aren’t any readily available services. Now… I get asked a lot, how I go to the loo in the van without a toilet. And today, the lack thereof, caused some serious faffing about.Continue reading The Best Middle Of The Day