Tag: moving overseas

+ cat spacer package

Singpost & Lola’s asthma spacer

On the 7th of Feb Lola’s spacer was marked as delivered but we didn’t receive it. I have been arguing with both Singpost and Auspost since because she needs the spacer. The package had listed on it in the contents declaration that it was an asthma spacer. It was the first thing I said when chasing them about the package. Friday I had an … Read More Singpost & Lola’s asthma spacer

+ 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

Moving our cat overseas from country NSW to Singapore

We have officially and successfully moved our cat from Australia to Singapore. She was with us in Sydney but has been living with my parents since August 2018. I was with her at my parents’ farm until our move to Singapore. TW was commuting between Sydney and the farm. The problem was that my parents were moving so I was with her to settle … Read More Moving our cat overseas from country NSW to Singapore

Lola is in Singapore – Lolypols is here! Yay yay yay

I can’t tell you how exciting it is that Lola is in Singapore She used the bathroom within minutes of arriving. I went to the toilet and she came with me and I don’t know if it was out of habit or need, she tends to follow me in and go when I go, but she went. Usually, after a long and stressful car … Read More Lola is in Singapore – Lolypols is here! Yay yay yay

+ breakfast with lola

Lola the ragdoll cat flies from Sydney to Singapore today

Today Lola will be on her first international flight (and yes it is Qantas) from Sydney to Singapore. All by herself. Talk about stressful. I think everyone is super stressed about today. I have the notifications that she is checked in for her flight. Check in was at 8:30am. She has been charming people into pats and cuddles like I thought she would. We … Read More Lola the ragdoll cat flies from Sydney to Singapore today

Chinese New Year in Singapore – Marina Bay

Sunday night we decided to walk to Gardens by the Bay because TW wanted to go sit in the flower dome. We decided to walk via Marina Bay because we hadn’t been back to see the completed Bicentennial celebrations. There was an orchestra playing in the orchestra pit as we walked by. We stopped to watch and listen for a little while. I would … Read More Chinese New Year in Singapore – Marina Bay

+ cat grass

Cat grass is growing

Just a couple days in and it has started to grow nicely. It isn’t as thick as the packaging implied but at least there will be something. It is going to be decimated in seconds. Cat has to forgive us first though. So who knows when that will be. Less than a week but still a couple days before phase two starts. Click here … Read More Cat grass is growing

+ 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

+ Lola in the city

Preparing for Lola to arrive in Singapore

My mum had a lot of running around to do to help us get Lola ready for the move. It would have been handy to know some of these things in advance so it wasn’t all a last minute rush. Thankfully, it is all sorted now. We have been preparing on our end. Lola likes carpet but the apartment here has hardwood floors, so … Read More Preparing for Lola to arrive in Singapore

+ 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