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My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.

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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Out and About......Holiday Post #4 - Singapore #4

It is interesting, as I write these posts about our holiday I realise that we did so much.  Here I am only on Day 3 of our 4 day Singapore stay and I can still see several posts to come!  lol!

On this day, in the morning I went to the Gardens by the Bay (that will be next post) and in the afternoon I was out and about around the Marina Bay shopping mall and the famous Orchard Road.

Now, in Singapore they seem to be mad about macarons and tea!

This is the entrance to a macaron shop - gorgeous, isn't it?

Everywhere you went there was this teahouse chain called TWG.  Can you see the huge menus they had?  There were literally hundreds of tea blends to choose from and you could pay as much as $170 for a cup of tea!

Needless to say, I was a bit more modest in my tea drinking!  The tea was served in these gorgeous pots and my new friend, Julie, and I had to try some macarons.

We resisted the gorgeous array of other cakes, though.

I also seemed to spend a lot of time wandering around the Marina Bay Sands shopping mall.  It was three levels of up market shops.  On the lowest level there were canals and you could actually take a gondola ride!

 Everywhere in Singapore is so clean - can you see the men cleaning the shop window?

Yet another TWG teahouse.

Toast box seemed to be very popular with the locals.  One morning I saw dozens of people lined up to just to get breakfast.

 I took this photo of a poster at the Fossil Store for one of my young girlfriends at work!


..... and the Swarovski store was so pretty!

There were so many other upmarket stores - Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, you name it - they were there.

Well, going to have some breakfast, a little stitching and then water aerobics (it is only 7.30 am here on Sunday morning).  Then later a little baking and lots more stitching!

Have a lovely Sunday everyone,



Linda said...

Wonderful pics Kaye. What an awesome vacation.


Christine M said...

I'm noticing a bit of a theme here! Food! LOL! Those giant macarons look great.

shez said...

Oh my what an amazing place ,thankyou for sharing Kaye.xx

Sarah in Stitches said...

Oh, that's so cool, we have TWG here, too! They seem to have expanded everywhere. Great pictures, can't wait to see the rest of the trip :D

Margaret said...

Looks like such fun! I love upscale window shopping. lol! TWG -- who knew? Their logo looks very Twinings tea. $170 for a cup of tea -- yikes! Maccarons seem to be everywhere, don't they?

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Love the foodie photos! And I have learned the difference between a macaron and a macaroon too. I looked at the photos and started wondering, like you do, so went off for a google around LOL

Can't wait for the next instalment.

cucki said...

Wow another lovely place..
So much fun :)
Hugs xx

Shirlee said...

Tea & macaroons ... could there be anything better than that?!?!? Such a beautiful mall!

Vickie said...

I can see how clean it is! $170!!

ricketyjo said...

You are still tempting me to try and visit at some point... the tea! the cakes!! the shopping!!! Keep posting about your trip... don't stop!

Catherine said...

Oh my ~ I think I put on 10 pounds just looking at all of those goodies!

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