12.06.2012 34 °C
And here we are sitting in the British Airways lounge awaiting the flight to London. A wonderfully restful day starting with a leisurely breakfast, went to the pool around 10am and there we stayed. Shoo'd greenpeace away twice (who the hell called them anyway.....the favourite poster here is Save the Whales.....FOR DINNER).
Read all the papers cover to cover which I loved doing and Mandy got to read her Kindle. Had a "granny nap" until 4pm and then off to the hotel lounge to kill time.
Interesting that the cost of an apartment in Singapore (eighth the size of our house) is about $1.2m. The average weekly earnings is about $1,900 S per month ($1,400 Aust), I can get a dog/maid together as a package for only $1,000 per month (how much just for the maid) and I expect to live until 92 years of age. All these earth shattering items came from the same paper.......don't you just love holidays. Based on Mandy's view of me after I stuffed up the conversion rate; my life expectancy has reduced dramatically !!!!!!
So it was that we off'd ourselves to the airport around 6pm. $17 cab ride in comparison to the $30 on the way out. I told Mandy that he went the long way round to the hotel. Cleared immigration, had our bags checked to Rome and went through security. Interesting that security didn't include scanning or searches. Our stay in London is 5 hours waiting for our connection and we didn't want to miss our bags.
Shopped at the airport on the way to the lounge with our spare cash (ellie/tyson you didn't score the cameras here. Too far to lug with us). I, on the otherhand, brought some Ralph Lauren aftershave and perfume for Mandy; in the process got a RL bag to take to the gym and 2 x RL hats (not too much to lug when its for me).
Now as we await the boarding (shit still 3 hours to go) and no sleep expected for the 13 hour flight, we're having a few final "tiger beers" (with lemon of course).
Have just spoken to Ellie and Heath via Skype so we feel much better to start. Tyson, where are you dude, we want to chat and find out how the new job and apartment is going.
Next entry from London after a shower Pommie style (underarmers only) and shave. From this point it's relatively new for me and new territory for Mandy. Oh joy.