Tag: expat

+ bathroom door

Getting used to our apartment

So there are a lot of good things about our apartment in Singapore. It is big, the air conditioners work well. We have two toilets. There is a working intercom system. Something we didn’t really take notice of before or when we were first moving into the apartment, was the bathroom doors. Both doors in the apartment are the same. We kind of just … Read More Getting used to our apartment

+ Lola half hair cut

Australia Gumtree – Singapore Carousell

Ok so there are a number of things that are obviously different between Australia and Singapore but today we learned some about some of the hidden differences. Singapore does have Gumtree but Carousell is where it is at. Our unit in Singapore is now classier than anywhere we lived before – have to make it nice for Cat. But that isn’t what this post … Read More Australia Gumtree – Singapore Carousell


CNY and a 5 day long weekend

This year Singapore’s two designated public holidays for Chinese New Year are the 5th and 6th of Feb. A Tuesday and Wednesday. TW has the Monday off, through an annual leave application. Lola is arriving on the 7th, to avoid the public holidays. Not just the public holidays here but also in Australia. We need the airports, handlers, importers, exporters, customs, immigration and vets … Read More CNY and a 5 day long weekend

+ singapore bicentennial set up

Singapore Update – 2 months in

Well, we are right around 2 months in to our move. Yesterday we went to the other Ikea. Much better than the Alexandra one. We now have Ikea block out curtains up in the bedroom, a shoe rack and a dish drying rack. Nice. Yesterday TW bleached some items but when we went out he didn’t leave the windows open. I don’t know why … Read More Singapore Update – 2 months in

+ a shot glass and a tea light candle holder

Packing for expat life – overpacked

Given that we have over 100kgs of checked luggage between us. Checked luggage 46kg for me and 50kg for TW. Plus we each get 2 carry on bags up to 7kg each. You might think we overpacked. Clothing and shoes, definitely not overpacked. We have used everything we packed multiple times already. All of those questionable items, the ones that don’t get thrown out … Read More Packing for expat life – overpacked


Packing for expat life – packing fail

What we forgot to pack

+ Lola saying it is nap time, at the farm

Packing for expat life

Ok, so I have lived overseas before but I didn’t own anything. Packing back then was easy for me, literally everything fit into one suitcase. Two at a stretch. Easier to pack one suitcase into the other and take both in case I bought things and wanted to bring them back when I returned. This time it was different. There was the unit we … Read More Packing for expat life

Cat paperwork – moving her to Singapore

We love our kitty, no where can be home without her.


Singapore – after our first holiday

Well, it is nice to be back in Singapore. Even though I spent the day doing laundry and other boring things. Our flat is big, we could use another new sofa, but it is comfortable here. I guess that means we like it. Missed it, happy to be back. Enjoying the ease of everything. Singapore is just easy. It is a great place to … Read More Singapore – after our first holiday

+ Floating cabana Hyatt Regency Phuket

First trip to Thailand, Phuket day 2

I forgot my swimmers y’all.