Raffles in Henley

Having just returned from Singapore it was a real pleasure, last night, to attend the Henley Operatic and Dramatic Society’s production of the musical ‘RAFFLES OF SINGAPORE’ at the Kenton Theatre in Henley. Although it was the last night the theatre was completely full – not an empty seat anywhere. My three lady friends and […]

A Ride in the Sky

I’ll soon be winging my way back to dear old Henley – I’ve had a lovely time here in Singapore – just wish I could stay a bit longer. Have a look at this picture – it has a bit of movement in it but that’s because I’m suspended high in the sky in a […]

At Last – the Sun

Having chosen the worst possible time to be in Singapore, weather wise, it’s been really annoying to watch the Asian regional weather forecast each night and to see that everywhere from Japan and Hong Kong to Thailand and the Philippines is having lovely sunshine – the only exception is Singapore with rain all the way. […]

City of Contrasts

I’ve certainly had a varied day today. Against all the gloomy weather forecasts the sun shone brightly this morning so I grabbed a couple of hours by the pool before going to the Raffles Hotel for lunch with Tan Siok Sun in the Bar and Billiards Room. Siok Sun is a friend from many years […]

I need an iPad doctor!

As I was trying to add photos to my iPad this afternoon of orchids in the Singapore Botanic Gardens suddenly the screen went blank. I’ve tried everything to bring it back to life but nothing seems to work. The iPad is fully charged, I haven’t dropped it – it just stopped working. Has anyone out […]

Reaching for the Sky

On Wednesday evening I was invited to dinner at a very posh restaurant called Vertigo. Situated in Sathorn Road in downtown Bangkok it’s the second highest restaurant in the country. After the lift whisked us up to the 59th floor we found there were another 3 floors to get to the top – this time […]