Showing posts with label singapore. Show all posts
Showing posts with label singapore. Show all posts

Small and Happy's Singapore snaps!

Hello there! I am currently alive so I'm sorry for the lack of updates it's just I am currently busy being kept up by jet lag in the wonderful Singapore! 

This is the first leg of mine and my boyfriend's tour of South East Asia and for some reason he has adapted to the new time zone perfectly whereas I...well let's just say I'm glad I have my bloglovin feed!

So whilst tossing and turning in my humid bed (painting a nice picture for you, non?) I thought, 1am seems like a perfect time to update you guys on what we've been up to these four or so days that we have been here! In photo form obviously because four nights on with no sleep is starting to seriously affect my linguistic capabilities...

The famous and exclusive Raffles hotel where we obviously did not stay (cough *I wish, sorry hostel* cough)

But where we DID go for the equally famous Singapore sling. Gin does terrible and humiliating things to me (some other time guys...) so boyfriend finished this off, however I did love peeling the peanuts. Did you know the floor in the Long bar at Rafflea is covered in peanut shells? You're actually meant to throw them on the floor after eating the nuts, no joke. I promise. It felt so counter intuitive and daring just chucking then on the ground. I really enjoyed it!

Living it up wild style here in Asia I tell you.

We also hit up Singapore's botanic gardens and visited their beautiful orchid garden. I took waaaay too many photos of flowers but they're my absolute favourite so I just couldn't resist! 

We also nipped over to Legoland Malaysia which made boyfriend grin like a mad English man all day and we saw Lego versions of some amazing Asian landmarks. Seriously? How good is this? No need to trek to India now...

Their snack game was also very strong and I was immensely pleased with my pot of sweetcorn as an afternoon pick me up. Like I said, crazy teacher on tour...

I even came away with some new friends. #squadgoals

Back in Singapore we popped into to a cat cafe where once again I was reminded that animals simply do not like me as much as I like them. This gorgeous chinchilla Persian was totally above giving anyone any attention, she was the sassiest cat ever and knowing cats and their attitudes like we humans do, that's saying something. The woman even had to bring her special cat food because 'she won't eat it if she thinks it's been out too long' seriously, the Mariah Carey of the feline race.

And finally to finish off this update here is a shot of the lovely SG at night. I tell you, no matter where you go in the world, being to eat outside by the water with loved ones is always going to be one of the top experiences :) but saying that, this is a pretty perfect spot to do so.

Getting emotional in my tired state, my bad. 

Anyway, I'm off to toss and turn some more (ever the sleep optimist!) but how are you all doing? And welcome to the newbies, please say hi!!

Have ever of you been to SE Asia? Any favourite places?

Lots of love, 
Sophia :) xxxx

Small and 10 happy things! #7

Helloooo there! Happy Monday and that all that jazz! Here were the little things that made me smile on the last week of #fabulousfebruary....

1// My grandma getting an iphone! This is big exciting news purely because we are so close and I would love to be able to be able to FaceTime her and send her pictures of what I'm doing. She's only about an hour away in Sheffield but this will make it feel like she's 5 minutes down the road again :) 

2// Booking our flights to Singapore!! Eeeek! This is the happiest thing of the week obviously and I am beyond thrilled! We managed to get them for about 200 pounds cheaper because we're flying from Lisbon as opposed to Manchester. I'll be in Portugal anyway visiting family so it looks like one trip merging into the next which is very very exciting! 

3// Turning the flat into a dance studio on Tuesday evening. I didn't go to my regular Zumba class on Monday so I brought the mountain to Mohammed as the saying goes and did a 50 minute long Zumba class from youtube! Obviously it's not quite the same but I took it all very seriously and tried to keep my feet as light as I could to keep the neighbours below happy!

4// Cooking up a few new recipes at the weekend. We got our hands on a spaghetti squash and I was beyond excited about it! Yes, this is my life.

5// Organising some lovely birthday fun with my old school friends. It's looking like a spa day!

6// Going to step class on Thursday. I just love this class for so many reasons. Not only is it a fabulous workout but I just love the timing of it. It tells me that we're almost at the weekend and I really like the instructor and the general vibe of the class. Everyone there is about 20 years older than me so it's kind of like being in a little mothers' meeting and I quite enjoy that :) Plus they're always gossiping about the women on the Real Housewives of Cheshire (who love near!) so I like that too! 

7// An impromptu trip to Chester to see my sister! My mum went over to see Baby sis this weekend and I tagged along! I was really glad I did as Boyfriend was working and I was only going to be in the house by myself anyway. Sometime the best moments are the spontaneous ones and that's something that as a very structured person I need to remember.

8// Buying The Rosie Effect. I loved The Rosie Project so I can't wait to dive into the sequel.

9// A beautiful sleep on Saturday night. I don't always sleep well at the weekends because I get up so early in the week, therefore it was blissful to wake up and the Sun was already poking through. Spring is well on the way!

10// Getting back into using the Duolingo app to practise my French and Portuguese. One of my new year's resolutions was to improve my Portuguese so I'm cracking on! 

What made you happy in the last week of February? Are you looking forward to anything nice this week?

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