Thursday, 5 November 2009

The Other Side of the World



So here I am sat at my new temporary desk, on my new lap top, in a whole new country. We have been in Sydney for 5 days & today is the first day I feel vaguely normal. I think Russ & I masked any jet lag we had in Singapore with all our socialising & the time difference only really hit us when we arrived in Australia.
It was so good being back in Singapore, the smell, the heat, the ease, the friendliness and of course the food. I had forgotten just how good the food is and how cheap. We treated ourselves to a plush hotel, we were on the 31st floor and felt very high up indeed until we popped over to the NAB for a cocktail on the 71st floor !


We had a wonderful time at our friends wedding,





The invite said wedding attire; Colonial chic followed by beach ware for the reception at Sentosa beach (& bring your bathers) Even knowing this I had to do a double take when I realised my friend was doing her first dance in a frilly white bikini & looking just beautiful.
Thank you to Gemma for letting me share her gorgeous photos with you.


Russ & I met up with old friends and new, this is the lovely Mylene and Jonathon, who I hand delivered a Belle & Boo order to.


and who inspired me to hunt out this cute polaroid effect download, that looks like this on your screen.


Our first few days in Sydney have been equally fun, thank you so much for all the wonderful welcome messages, but more about here in my next post, because as I 'may' have mentioned I am here for another 11 weeks, yyippeeeee !

Just before I sign off my friend has relaunched her pretty online shop & if you mention my blog when you place an order (in the comments section in Paypal) she will refund you 20%


& last but most importantly a BIG Happy 40th Wedding Anniversary to my lovely mum & dad.

15 comments:

  1. Hi Tracy, what a beautiful wedding and wow that's the first time I've seen the bride in the most perfect bikini! Great to hear you had a fab time in Singapore. I know when I went to Oz it took me a week to feel normal, spent a week feeling like I was on a swaying boat, very strange! Love the look of your friend's items. Have a fab time. HUGS, Catherine xx

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  2. looks like your having a great time.
    love the brides dress!!

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  3. I love poladroid and I love your photos too.

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  4. welcome to australia! you're on the other side of it to me but i still feel i can welcome you. how exciting to have such a fantastic artist in our midst, i can't wait to see some of the aussie inspired creations you come up with :)

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  5. Welcome - looking forward to our catch-up! x

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  6. Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! Hope you find your Sydney rhythm and settle in easily...
    Just discovered your blog - it's so very pretty. Would love it if you dropped by
    http://checksandspots.blogspot.com/

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  7. I hope that side of the world inspires you. I hope I can get that way someday with my bf, sister & her hubby. They wanted to come there (well, New Zealand) for their honeymoon but ended up in Florida - still nice, but not the same. I hope you come up with some fantastic illustrations for your shop and book, Mandy.

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  8. Wow! delurking to say - welcome to singapore - to think you were just here! Love the pictures and i love all the belle and boo stuff. Thanks for sharing!!

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  9. happy anniversary to your folks! wow, 40 years together.. hee.. did i mention jon rides a vespa too? :)

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  10. Welcome to Australia! Hope they're treating you well in Sydney? Really loved reading this post - just gorgeous, all of it. :) K

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  11. Love those photos of mum and dad x

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  12. Welcome to the land Downunder! Hope you enjoy your time here! :)
    Gad to hear Singapore was good and you enjoyed your friends wedding.. thanks for sharing your pics with us!
    Sammi
    xxx

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  13. Looks like you are having the time of your life!!

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  14. Lovely photos and I'm so happy to see them becouse next year I'll go to Tokyo and then to Australia for my honey moon... It's great to hear you had an amazing time there! I just little scared by the long trip...

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  15. oh my gosh, you look EXACTLY like your mum in that photo!
    x

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