Kenya Pt. 1

September 12, 2013 | Personal, Travel

Good morning friends! :)

I’ve finally finished going through our photos from Kenya – yay!!

I’ll be sharing them over the coming weeks in slightly more manageable bite-sized posts, so I hope you’ll enjoy following along! It was such an incredible trip, I can’t even begin to tell you.. hopefully the photos will speak for themselves :)

Rift Valley

We’d been planning this trip within my family for almost 12 months prior to leaving (unbeknownst to my Mum), and it was hard to believe the day had finally arrived when it did! Not only was this going to be a holiday, but also a reunion – with my family, and with Kenya.

16 years ago my family moved to a small town in Kenya for 6 months with my Dad’s work, and this trip was the first time any of us had been back. It was only 6 months, but it’s an extremely special and cherished part of all our lives, something we’ll always remember. Going back was a chance to see old friends again, experience the changing country, and share this part of our lives with our significant others. It was special :)

This set of photos is from the first few days… After arriving in Nairobi (and surprising Mum, which was fantastic!) we headed down into the Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha. We did an amazing game drive around Lake Nakuru for most of a day spotting all sorts of wildlife (zebra, baboons, buffalo, rhino, and giraffe) and taking in the incredible views. We stayed the night at a place by Lake Naivasha, and the following day did a boat trip on the lake to see some hippos :)

Africa1Africa2 Africa3 Africa4Part 2 will be Masai Mara! :)

 

National Day 2013

August 12, 2013 | Personal, Singapore

Hi guys! How was your weekend?

We were lucky enough to have had a 4 day weekend, how great is that?! Honestly, all weekends should be 4 days long. We had Thursday off for Hari Raya, and Friday was Singapore’s 48th Birthday (National Day). Singapore marks it’s birthday every year with a huge parade around Marina Bay, but seeing as we didn’t have tickets we took a walk up to Henderson Waves Bridge to watch the jets and helicopters flying around instead. It was a beautiful afternoon, and we were even lucky enough to have the helicopters carrying giant Singaporean flags fly directly over us. Awesome!

Happy Birthday Singapore! Thanks for making us so welcome over the past couple of years.. we love it here! :)

Singapore National Day Singapore National DayJust a few photos we took while we were up on the bridge (see the bridge in the last photo). Such a great view!

A little trip back home

July 11, 2013 | Personal, Photography, Travel

As some of you may know, working from home can sometimes get a little lonely. I don’t mind it most of the time (I am an introvert after all) but when the hubby goes away for a few weeks, well… it’s pretty quiet around here.

So when this happened a couple of weeks ago, I decided (with a little hint-hint, nudge-nudge from some friends and family) to book a last minute flight back home to Australia for a few days. I was apprehensive about doing it so last minute, but it was so very worth it! Not only did I get to spend some relaxed time with family and friends, I got to pull out all my winter jackets, boots, and jeans again! There’s really no need for winter clothes here in Singapore :)

Here are just a few photos I took while I was home. For the most part the weather was beautiful, and apart from a couple of days when I got sick, it was a fantastic trip.

Home! Home!

Wasn’t the weather gorgeous? I love spending time outdoors when I’m home.. :)

Goodies from Japan

May 17, 2013 | Personal, Photography, Travel

Last week Dave was away in Japan for work, and when he got home on Sunday night he unloaded his suitcase and presented me with boxes and boxes of delicious Japanese delicacies – mochi, chocolate, creme caramel from Kobe, wafer biscuits, and even a German Baumkuchen. Um, luckiest girl ever! :D

I thought I’d take some photos of them before they got scoffed by yours truly, because the packaging is just too beautiful not to. I really loved the process of opening each of these boxes.. carefully unwrapping the thick outer paper, removing the lid, taking out the pretty little info book and wooden fork, peeling back the velum, and voila – a set of delicious mochi. It really prolongs the joy of receiving such a gift, and I love that :)

Have a great weekend you guys! Seeing as I’ll have already eaten a bunch of these goodies by the time you read this, I think I’ll be doing a lot of exercise this weekend ;)

Weekend that was (19-20.01.13)

January 21, 2013 | Personal, Weekend that was

Hello Friends!

Did you have a nice weekend? We had a great one, it’s hard to believe it’s Monday again already! It started out with a visit to my friend Sandy’s exhibition opening on Friday night, followed by a lazy Saturday lunch with friends and a trip to Public Garden market, and then a nice relaxed Sunday that finished up with some amazing ramen and a movie (The Impossible in case you’re wondering.. it was horrible).

So, all in all – an awesome weekend (even despite the fact that it was raining almost the whole time!). What did you get up to?