For the first time we are typing our final blog, back home on the laptop.
Now where were we? Ah, yes Singapore and I think we both felt we could have done with a little more time there. However, this may have been because our one full day descended into a rather soaked affair after lunch, as we said in our last blog. The evening was dry and we had a splendid last dinner just by the river being served by some rather nubile young waitresses, and I am pleased to say that Mary chose the venue not Malcolm.
We mused on the last six weeks and couldn’t remember having one duff meal. We mused on the scenery we had seen and the adjectives that we had so early on run out of, to describe just what we were seeing. We had gone from great green pastures to burnt out grass lands to monster lakes and towering snow capped mountains.
The rather funny happening was last Tuesday leaving Melbourne and John pointing out the park that was closed off for the first Grand Prix of the season. Then when we arrived in Singapore the taxi driver pointed out the Singapore F1 track. I thought the Singapore event was more near the end of the season than in fact it is: six more follow it and it all ends in Abu Dhabi.
So there you have it. Thanks to Audley for a great time, brilliantly organised and such varying venues. On the whole we think the B & B’s came out on top of the Hotels, simply because you meet other folk at breakfast and can chat about where you are going and where you have been.
Sorry Frank, I did ask for a group shot of the lovely Singapore cabin staff on the journey home but they suddenly went all camera shy on me! We got up at 7a.m. in Singapore, flew for 14 hours and arrived at Heathrow the same day at 6pm. In our brains it was actually 4a.m. by the time we got to bed (real time 8pm), our lovely daughter Hannah having picked us up. Sleep didn’t come easily last night and wakefulness overtook us at one point. So we may well be in bed very early again tonight. We picked Dillon up who survived his extended stay in the cattery and seemed most pleased to be back home. The staff showed us a very funny video of him moving his water bowl back towards himself, when they had moved it away. Should be on ‘U tube.’
So that is that dear readers. Thank you for your company the whole thing has been a ball. Really good to read your comments so far from home and deeply appreciated by us both. And while we were away the lovely Rod, who looks after my Lexus, had done it up a treat, after too many people had decided to run into the back of me on and off since I bought it.
Do take care, we shall miss doing the blog as much as many of you have said you will miss reading it. I will not say how many pictures we have to chose from and edit for the book; suffice to say I am so pleased they are not ‘rolls’ of film any more because they may have needed a small bag of their own! Memories we have in abundance as well as the pictures. M & M.