This time last week I was cycling around warm and sunny Singapore with my bestest of friends. It was a whirlwind of a trip, I left Amsterdam late Thursday night to arrive Friday afternoon in Singapore and I returned the following Monday night, I had three full days to enjoy myself. It’s crazy to think it’s possible to have a long weekend the other side of the world. My friend (who I’ve known since we were both seven) has lived the last ten years in Vietnam and only recently moved to Singapore to have a very beautiful and happy baby (which was one of the main reasons I was making the trip).
I was nervous leaving my three children and flying such a long way by myself, I am not the most confident of flyers so this was a big deal to me. I now wish I had done it sooner. My husband had an army of women (his Mum and Sister) to help him out in my absence. As I took off from Amsterdam feeling rather a lot of conflicting emotions I realised that this was my first solo trip in nearly eleven years of having babies – so I figured I deserved it!
It was super relaxing to hang out around the city, I did do a few touristy things, but I mainly enjoyed just wondering the streets (without trying to keep track of kids). It’s such a mix of East and West and beyond clean! I really enjoyed visiting the National Museum of Singapore and the Gardens by the Bay.
I will obviously be adding a Singapore print to my shop at some point in the next few months, the colours were super inspiring.
Thirteen hours later I landed back to a snow covered Amsterdam, three excited children and one tired husband. I have so many goals for this year, it’s the year my youngest child will start school and will have more time to give to my business. This trip was such a special way to start what I intend to be positive and inspiring year.