Goodness, it's January 5th already. High time to get back into the studio.
Our flight in the silver bird on Christmas Eve took us to Singapore. Will invited us
to join him over Christmas. He was working, Senior First Officer on the flight crew.
How could we say 'no'?!!
It was hot and humid, lovely. Singapore is amazingly clean and well organised,
even with the one hour tropical rainfall in the afternoon.
the seeds made themselves tidy in this drain cover
an artificial Christmas tree
along side lush greenery
it had to be done - a Gin Sling at Raffles, then walking
through the discarded peanut shells on the floor
the city at night - all very Blade Runner
and a special treat - did they know I was coming?
exhibition of Indian Textiles for Export to the East 1400-1900
block printing from Gujarat - drawn and painted,
resist and mordant dyed cloth from the Coromandel Coast
And so, after three days the silver bird flew us home in time
for New Year's celebrations. Nic, Will and little Ben joined us.
Much eating, laughing and playing games, plus walks on
the beach, well wrapped up. Building sandcastles and
making dams. Back home for a warming soup.