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Picking my parents up from the airport

About 24 hours agyer they left their house in rural NSW their plane landed in Singapore. We arrive a little early just in case the advertised delay was wrong. We did arrive after the original time but not so far after that they would…

My parents visit tomorrow

Lola in Singapore on the lounge

My parents are visiting and they leave tomorrow but don’t get here until Tuesday morning. Like 2am or something crazy! They are on Scoot. I have spoken before about my very real and almost debilitating fear of flying. Fortunately, I can still overcome it…

A year in Singapore

Singapore Marina Bay Sands

About this time last year we were at the airport and getting ready to move over to Singapore. The morning started a bit rushed and chaotic but we got there in the end. Most of the bags we had packed were too heavy to…

Master of Malt Whiskey Advent Calendar, drinks by the dram

For our first date anniversary I got Triston a whiskey advent calendar online from Master of Malt. It is a Drinks by the Dram calendar. The company and the size, a nice little shot. I have read others touting 50cl bottles but to be…

Ongoing leak

Lola in the city

I have referred to a leak in our apartment previously. We can’t believe it is still an issue. We had a plumber in back in April to service all taps, reseal and replace the old taps. Yet we still have an issue. About September…

HHI – tug of war in Singapore

Just after our HHI filming in Singapore another couple submitted paperwork to the building owner for permission to film. One day the building manager was discussing with the couple as Triston walked past. He told them we had just filmed and they should speak…

House Hunters International – stage six

We aren’t actors, we haven’t had lessons or classes or any kind of education in this. We have had notes and feedback but we don’t know how to translate them to actions for our House Hunters International audition and application. It feels like we…

House Hunters International – stage five

We are slowly progressing with our house hunters international audition/application. Or maybe we are constantly heading for the bin but Singapore is so hot they really want to get us on, if only we weren’t so boring? Monday comes, we stay up. We did…

House Hunters International – stage four

house hunters international filming in sydney

It turns out I didn’t have to wait long. On my Wednesday morning, following the Friday submission, I had an email. All of our House Hunters paperwork has been approved but can we just update something in the video. Our house tour portion was…

House Hunters International – initial application

In September 2018, before our December move to Singapore, I started the initial application for House Hunters International. I wasn’t sure if that was too late given it would take a lot of effort and coordination. All I did was email. There is a…