Friday, 2 March 2007
Rik, Tracey & Isabella Wood visit Singapore
The Woods visited Singapore for two weeks in February 2007 and I've attached a few photos of their time here. Leigh was able to have a week off work during their visit as it coincided with CNY which is a long public holiday in Asia.
We spent the first few days of their visit chilling out and waiting for them to get over their jetlag. Issy did very well on the long flight (amazing for a 17 month old!) and was sleeping fine very quickly much to Rik and Tracey's relief. We enjoyed lots of swimming and sunbathing at the British Club over CNY and also the street party I've written about in another post.
Leigh and Rik got plenty of "man time" together flying their remote control airplanes (& losing them in trees, on rooftops....) and playing footie games. We had a couple of days out shopping, girls getting nails done and massage and generally enjoying ourselves whilst eating and drinking far too much!
Tracey and Rik had a couple of nights out sans-Issy to Boat Quay for obligatory first visit Chilli Crab and also a trip to the Night Safari. Needless to say, Leigh and I passed on those trips as I now know the commentary for the Night Safari off by heart and we've eaten our own weight in Chilli Crab since we arrived with various visitors......
I gave them my one day whirlwind tour of Singapore's main sights and sounds - check Issy out trying to steal her mum's Singapore Sling in the Long Bar at Raffles. She REALLY liked it, though to be fair it doesn't taste of alcohol at all, just sweet stuff but good.
We spent their last day at Singapore Zoo with the kids as Leigh was on a plane heading to Europe for two weeks. When I took them to the airport we were all saying how relaxed the journey was and I commented it was the quickest trip to the airport yet when there was a horrible noise from the car. Flat tyre! We were only 5 mins from the airport but it was less than 2 hours till their flight (Changi is mega-efficient) so I was flagging a taxi on the motorway - no recommended. Still, we got one in the end and they made their flight in plenty of time and I was rescued by a very nice man from Singapore AA.
The house is strangly quiet now without them. It was a wonderful visit and hopefully they'll come and see us again next year....?