We’re Glad to be Back Home

It was an arduous and long trip home from Singapore yesterday and we are very happy to be back in our own home again. Jill was discharged from the Ng Teng Fong Hospital in Singapore on Saturday, after we started planning a week ago for her to be ready to come home. She had her…

Preparing to Get Home and Seeing More of Singapore

It’s raining again this morning so I’m staying in my hotel room catching up with some emails and the events of the last few days. (Same scenery from my hotel window  in this photo, but a different atmosphere). This afternoon, as usual, I’ll catch a taxii to the hospital and spend the afternoon with Jill.…

Spending my Days in Singapore

I have found a pattern that I use for my daily activities here in Singapore. It’s convenient and keeps me active. In the mornings, I wash some socks and undies while I shower. They take days to dry in this humid weather and I have even resorted to ironing them so that they dry. I…

Arab Street and the Muslim Area of Singapore

Yesterday, I had a much shorter walk around Arab Street (the Muslim section of Singapore) than my previous day’s walk around China Town. I took a taxi to the Malay Heritage Centre, where I started my walk. Built in 1840 by Sultan Ali, this palace, named Istana Kampong Gelam, was once the royal seat of…

Walking Around China Town

After a relatively quiet weekend and a late morning today, I decided that I had better get out and see some of the local sights. My choice was to go to Singapore’s China Town. Google Maps said that it just under 2 km walk from my hotel so I decided to walk there and back.…

More News From Singapore

I was feeling a bit dejected this morning because we have now been in Singapore for over a week since Jill’s accident and not much seemed to have changed. We expected this trip to be a simple one-week long celebration of our 50th wedding anniversary and then go home and get on with other things.…

It’s Jill’s Birthday

We’ve both had a busy day today – Jill in hospital and me out in Singapore City. I moved hotels today. Perhaps, I should have done this a few days ago but I was enjoying the luxury of the 5-Star Parkroyal Collection Hotel at Marina Bay. The problem was that it was not a good…

Can’t See My Blog Images?

Some of you who receive subscription emails from my blog, report that they cannot see the images in the updates that they receive by email. This is a problem unique to Apple devices – iPhones. iPads, and Mac computers. I have raised this issue with Apple’s technical people but it has never been resolved. For…

I’m Filling In Time in Singapore

This afternoon, I visited Jill in hospital and found her sitting in a reclining chair, looking much better after her first shower.  She had her dressing inspected today ( day five) and will have her stitches removed on day fourteen. The Physio had her up and walking again today, so we are making progress. It…

An Update About Jill

It’s been a very busy few days and I haven’t posted any news since the day that Jill had her accident – at about 11.00 am on Thursday (the day before we were due to come home). It was a result of her being distracted and accidentally driving her scooter over a step and falling…

A Fateful Visit to Jurong Bird Park

My blogging has been disrupted by an unfortunate accident, so let me pick up the thread and get back to our days in Singapore. On Thursday, we took a taxi to the world famous bird park at Jurong, to the west of Singapore. I wanted to see their see their incredible bird aviaries and displays.…

Walking Along Singapore River

No matter where you go in Singapore, there seems to be something that is interesting.  At the moment, it’s a little hard to get around parts of the city as barricades and caging are being erected for the F1 street circuit race that will be held at night starting on September 23. The streets around…