Have you been to Healesville lately? Not only can you pick up some fab local produce but there are two fantastic micro-breweries up there........White Rabbit and Giant Steps offering great food, music and beer
One of the activities I wanted to do before I leave was to go on the Singapore flyer and it was much better than I expected. I dont live far away from it so some of my photos look back onto the condo developments where I live. Development continues on the large casino at Marina Bay and the extension of the CBD area. The new F1 track winds it way beneath the flyer and they are damming up the Kallang basin to turn it into a reservoir and sea sports centre. Development never ceases even in recession. They are thinking ahead and building infrastructures for the future.
Lastly I wanted to share this strange sight - it has become a bit of a trend here to go to the "Fish Spa" - they eat the dead skin! I haven't tried and dont really want to. Friends of mine have done it and dont like the sensation.
This week I visited the beautiful SNM to see the Christian Lacroix Theatrical Costume exhibit. The building is colonial architecture of a bygone era. Its now been extended and modernised and is quite a landmark
Thanks for all your good wishes for my birthday and for popping in to say hello including some new bloggers.
Yes it was cold! 0 - 3 degrees with some light snow/sleet one night, but nothing like the UK which has had its worst weather in 17 years....quite the opposite to the heatwave in Melbourne at the moment. I remember the last time very well I was snowed in at Birmingham. Went to our company Christmas party on Friday night and arrived home in London Sunday afternoon!!.....it was one of the worst experiences of my life...stuck in a hotel with no power and salesman who had drunk all the bars dry!!
Some of you had mentioned how very much you like Amsterdam and I agree. It has a village feel rather than a city but exudes art, culture, style, architecture and good food.It also has a very youthful urban and independent style culture and of course very green with all those bikes.
I couldn't resist taking this shot
We walked everywhere as its easy to get around and everything is within walking distance but took the tram to Central Station in the evening to take our Dinner cruise on the canal......more pics to come
We are off on a short break to Amsterdam to celebrate my birthday. I will have a chance to wear my coat, boots and scarf, drink some beer, travel the canals and bring back some tulips. In a week I will have gone from 44 degrees to very cold.