Back in town!


Singapore at night, from the Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade

After an amazing fortnight in Singapore we flew back to New Zealand last Sunday, bracing ourselves for the cold. We had an overnight stay in the comfortable Novetel Hotel at Auckland International Airport, before flying down to Wellington on Monday afternoon (just in time for the northerly to turn to a howling southerly andĀ give us a good shake up of a welcome home!).

We’ve now been back a week in Wellington, arriving in time to wish her a 150th Happy Birthday, in the glorious sunshine that was bestowed upon the capital this Saturday.

Term 3 of school starts tomorrow.

I was so grateful for an extra week of school hols after our trip away – as Singapore time is hard to get out of the system (four hours behind New Zealand – so we’ve been going to bed past midnight…). Tomorrow morning the alarm is set for 6.45am and I shall be rousing my three daughters single handedly (as hubby has had to fly to the UK for business – strange to think he’s still travelling there – after leaving us over 24 hours ago!). The plan is to ensure I’ve made myself a darn strong coffee before even tackling the children!

I’m amazed that I haven’t blogged in over three weeks (this must be a record in my 12 years of blogging!). The main reason is the holiday was filled with family time, awesome day trips and time by the pool to read. Since returning from Singapore my computer has been commandeered by the children for Minecraft or Roblox (and when it’s been free I’ve been too busy doing post-holiday laundry, serving up food for the children and their pals, and trying to burn off some of their physical energy in the hope they’ll adjust their sleep patterns to NZ time!).

So, come tomorrow, with the children back at school, I shall hopefully start catching up on my blog reading and writing. I have so many photographs and memories to commit to the blog for future reflection, as well as making time to run whilst the girls are at school (I signed up for a half marathon the other night – it’s in four weeks time!), walk the fur baby (so good to see him after our trip away), do the house chores and keep the cupboards well stocked for my munchkins!

Sounds like a plan! Great to be back x