Some photos of the sights we've been enjoying on our visit to Singapore this year. These are the concrete-metal-and-real-plants supertrees that are a part of the Gardens By The Bay - a horticultural exhibit that we've only seen a small fraction of so far.
A view of part of the city skyline, from the window of a moving cab.
The girls at a neighborhood mall - we came to this mall to buy cupcakes for Jenna but also ended up in the rooftop garden's play area.
It's been a lovely homecoming this time, as usual. Different from the years before but nice in all new and old ways. The weather is appalling, though - overcast, unpredictably rainy, with only smatterings of swim-and-beach-worthy sunshine interspersed. I've only swum in the sunshine once. Just once! Unacceptable. Next year we are coming back when it's good and sunny. I did get to hang out with some girlfriends yesterday, pigging out on dimsum downtown and stocking up on notions and Japanese sewing books at the Textile Centre. It was the first time in years that I'd taken a bus and walked my old routes through this haberdashery district - I felt as if I was 19 years old again and carrying a roll of nylon packcloth on my shoulder like an oversized bazooka, buying supplies for my first sewing business. It hasn't changed much, this part of town. Next year when I do this again, I'm taking the long cut along Arab Street to photograph the mosques and silks and lace and baskets and embroidery.
Now, though, I have three children and they want me home to take them swimming and ice-cream-eating and shopping for origami paper and fancy markers. So I take only quick time-outs from being Mother to wander down memory lane before cabbing back to them at Mum's. Any more reminescing will have to wait till next year, then!