It all started after a sailing holiday in Croatia, late October 2013. A little taste of cruising life, and what it could be like. We flew back into Heathrow airport and as we circled over London, both Seathan and I questioned what we were getting back to. The daily grind. The long hours in the … Continue reading Four Years Ago
Last weekend was a four-day long break for most people in Singapore. On Friday, the young nation celebrated its 54th birthday and on Monday, there was a public holiday for the annual Muslim observation of Haji (the ritual pilgrimage to Mecca). Friends at Raffles Marina were planning a short week cruising around the south of … Continue reading Romantic Escape, Chased by Warship
On weekdays, I get up at 6am. Seathan makes coffee while I get ready, we have a quick breakfast, I give the boys a kiss and a cuddle while they are still in their cozy, warm beds and I'm on the MRT by 7. My days are filled with meetings and by time I get … Continue reading “Métro, Boulot, Dodo”
The months have just flown by and we can't believe it's April tomorrow (and that means another birthday coming up very soon). I think it's fair to say we're still settling in. Raffles marina is great, we definitely made the right choice in terms of Singapore marinas. The pool was the determining factor for the … Continue reading Two Down, Ten To Go.
One week in and I'm totally exhausted. I'm physically very tired after a week in the office. It's been a big adjustment. The work itself is great, it's as if the role was made for me. The content knowledge and business skills all just came flooding back. It's a bit like riding a bike. The … Continue reading Week One, Some Observations
First of all, I'm very happy to report that Tyrii is recovering really well. He's managing to eat solid foods again and can almost speak normally again too. The stitches (16 or so!) will take up to 3 months to dissolve. I don't think he will be doing any front flips for a while and … Continue reading Welcome to Singapore
I know it's part of life and most parents will have to deal with it at some point, but it is soooooo upsetting. At a lovely Sunday BBQ with friends, here in Nongsa, the kids went to jump on the trampoline and an attempted front flip went wrong. Aeneas came running for help: "Come quickly, … Continue reading Accidents Happen…
If you know us a little, you'll know that we don't like to plan too far ahead. We prefer to go with the flow. Hogmanay was just like that. We took Rehua out for a sail the day before, and had thought of going cruising around Bintan and Batam for a few days. The weather … Continue reading An Indonesian Hogmanay
Yes, I know, it's been a while since our last blog post... So what's going on? Well, we're still in Batam, Indonesia, and yes, we've been stationary for a little while now. After four and a half years of travelling around the world it was time to re-think our grand plan. We originally envisaged a … Continue reading New Year, New Plan
Summer wasn't over after all. We had a few more weeks of glorious sunshine (and the odd rainy day, I admit). The Anambas Islands really rate as one of the top places we've been to in our four years of cruising. It's just the perfect combination of remote island life with deserted sandy beaches, numerous … Continue reading More Anambas, Please
Well, of course there is no summer or winter here; we are in the tropics, very close to the equator in fact. There are, however, two very distinctive weather patterns: the NE monsoon and the SW monsoon. The first one runs roughly from November to May and the latter from June to October. Or thereabouts, … Continue reading The End of Summer?