It is nearly a month since we returned from our holiday in NZ and obviously it is time to start planning some more trips. We all love to travel - even Miss Scarlett fortunately. One of the big draws of Singapore for us was how close so many wonderful destinations are.
We have some very good friends in KL who visit us regularly and we are long overdue for a trip up there. I was hoping to get there in February (which is tomorrow... how did that happen?) but Tet's travel schedule in February is insane so it looks like we might have to wait until late March or early April now. I have not been to KL for years so it will be good to see how it has changed.
Our big trip for this half of the year is a trip to Japan in March. Tet has to go for work and monkey and I will be tagging along. Last time we went we were there for the 9.0 earthquake so fingers crossed we do not have that again! We will be there for about 12 days of which Tet will only be working 4! We are hoping to spend most of our time in Tokyo with some short side trips to visit family in Yokohama and Kobe.
The exciting part for Tet and Scarlett is that we are going to spend a day at Disneyland while we are in Tokyo. I am pretty sure I have mentioned it before, but Disney is totally not my thing. I do not like the characters, the cartoons and the Princesses are wrong in so many ways.... I will stop my rant before it really gets going. I have never had any desire to go to any Disney themed park but in the interests of family togetherness I will suck it up. The exciting part for me is looking for Japanese scrapbooking goodness - mainly in the form of washi.
We are in the throes of organising hotels for the nights not covered by Tet's work and deciding whether flying or taking the bullet train is the best plan when travelling to Kobe. I love this kind of planning but not as much as Tet. He is never happier than organising a trip and scheduling all the travel, accommodation and side trips.
I haven't told him I have plans for us to head to Thailand for a long weekend mid year. I will save that joy for later.
Last day of eating rubbish today and I am trying to be good. I did have plans of popping out and getting a couple of last hurrah foods but we have had torrential downpours here since nap time so I have to be good. Monkey is finally on the mend - this is day six of her coldy coughy thing. Hopefully she will sleep better again when her coughing stops waking her up.
Tet is booked in for a mammoth photo printing operation this evening and with luck I will have some photos of week one project life to post tomorrow. I was going to share my title page today but the heavy rain means we are sitting with lights on inside - not ideal conditions for taking pictures through page protectors I am sure you will agree.
Sorry this is a very wordy post today. Does anyone else have any holidays in the pipeline? I would love to hear your plans. US readers I will be picking your brains later in the year as we are heading to the US next July to celebrate the lovely husband's 40th.
I will leave you with a picture taken a few weeks ago in Singapore during rain just like this. Friends live in a condo backing onto a nature reserve and it felt like we were in some tropical rainforest rather than in central Singapore.
Have a great Tuesday!