I am finding it so hard to blog at the moment. A mixture of not wanting to carry around my camera with me (or when I do, forgetting to take photos), and being busy a lot of the time. I have been to some amazing furniture stores, helped my friend buy some gorgeous carpets (all of which places have a no photo in the store policy).
I'm thinking I need to lock myself into at least one weekly post entitled "postcards from Singapore" looking at some of the more random/interesting sides of life here. And today Matt gave me his old iphone, so I will be able to take photos out and about. There is something so obvious and in your face about taking photos with a camera that you don't have with a phone. So that's my goal and I'll start today after I've done this post. Inspired by the lovely Simmy's request for some more info about life here in SG.
Sunday at the pool:
But first, some photos taken down by the pool on Sunday evening. It has become our habit on Sundays to spend a couple of hours at the pool. After our hours long lease signing at the house on Sunday, it felt nice to just hang out by the pool. And since we won't be here at the serviced apartments for too much longer I thought I should share some photos.
Making our mark:
I had a lovely day with the girls yesterday. I took them to Mustafa centre mainly to buy some decently priced toiletries for Kit and Ella to take when they go on their (separate) week long camps to Malaysia in two weeks time. We, of course, had a riot of a time. I'm waiting for my friend Rebecca to update her blog on the trip because she took photos, and she has a real way with words (hint hint, Rebecca), then I'll link you over there. To summarize the day: me getting on the wrong bus and driving the Singapore Grand prix route (this Saturday) in the bus, security alarms, fire drills in Mustafa's, fabric, good Indian food for lunch, walking in the heat and falling asleep on the couch in the evening only to wake myself up snoring. It was a good, but EXHAUSTING day.After lunch I took the girls for a tour of my new house. I left the bags of heavy toiletries there (did I mention that yesterday was HOT). Today I went back to the house to take some more stuff over. We are moving in little by little, as we can only fit 2 suitcases in a cab each time we go and we had....have....8 or so when we arrived. Plus, we have accumulated more bits and pieces, not to mention our airshipment that was sent over with more suitcases, a Mac and 2 guitars.
And I was dying to take some photos of this gorgeous sari I bought at Mustafa's yesterday (for only (S$38)
My plan is to make some kind of wall hangingy thing to cover this ugly piece of built-in-ness. At some point there was a flat screen TV attached to that black wood panel, but the TV that's there doesn't go on it, and all the bits (there are more screws and holes that you can't see) have been left there to look really ugly. I though it would look cool covered in some way. Nothing I can't manage with a staple gun and some scissors. 6 1/2 metres of gorgeous fabric to work with! And I'll have some left over for cushions (have to buy a sewing machine at some point).