Friday 27 September 2013
Journal day 1
Flying from Brisbane toSingapore right now. It is 4.30 pm Nz time.
The first day of the trip had its moments! After having spent a harrowing two months catching up with two years of stress fallout, preparations for the journey on the peace train, visa anxieties, etc, etc. we finally left the house only ten minutes after we had planned. Not bad, ay?
After a couple of purchases in Feilding we set off to Hamilton to see the grands :)
Well, would you believe on the road past Hunterville I was stopped by a cop for speeding!!!! $80 and twenty demerits. We noticed between there and turangi some five cops cruising and stoping cars. We stopped in Waiouru for a cuppa and a change of driver. Desert road, and one of those cops pulled Judy over for speeding. Another $80 and another 20 demerits these for Judy he he he we each got a share
Spent a lovely afternoon tea with my daughter-in-law Lee, Isabelle, Elyssa and Finn. They are all gorgeous!
Can't post pics yet cause my uploader won't work with the new iOS 7. Apparently iOS 7 blocks non apple devices - the perils of upgrading! As soon as I get something that works will do so
We got to the gateway hotel around 6.30pm and after checking in had a lovely meal with my daughter Trisha and her partner Mark. Marie and Christine were with us and a happy send off was had by all.
Singapore 3.56am (7:56am nz)
As u can gather am totally in nz time sleep pattern! Here I am wide awake in the middle of the night!
We arrived in Singapore around 4.45pm local time. Laura Chiew (Rachel Lim's)sister and her son Caleb met us at the airport and took us for a delicious meal @ the university campus. Then home and to beddie byes as we were whacked.
Needless to say its kinda warm here: 30 degrees!
Night night all!