Chasing flowers

We went to Singapore’s Botanic Garden today and it was beautiful.  There’s not a lot of wild nature left in this big modern city, so it was great to encounter tiny snippets of über-green jungleness here and there.

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Before we even began exploring the park, and while Elliot was asleep, we visited the food court and I ordered my first laksa since leaving London. So good.

I don’t know if I have mentioned it before, but Elliot is OBSESSED with flowers (and butterflies, and ceiling fans) so he was pretty much in heaven when he woke up from his afternoon-nap-in buggy and found himself surrounded by these guys:

And his day got even better when we located the National Orchid Garden. When faced with something as important as an orchid garden you have to apply your most serious facial expression, leaving no doubt as to your status as the world’s youngest flower connoisseur:

Right until someone makes you laugh…

We also discovered where Danish swans go, when they flee from the cold, cold winter:

When we exited the gates I kinda noticed the dark skies gathering above us but chose to ignore them. We were still on a mission as I wanted to visit the main outlet of Australian food emporium Jones the Grocer, know for their great coffee.

And if there’s one thing we should have learned about Singapore the hard way by now then it’s: never ignore dark skies or you’ll get drenched.

So half and hour later we found ourselves, soaked to the skin, but sipping coffee and beer while enjoying the sound of the pouring rain.

And now we’re at home, Elliot is sleeping and we’ve got our feet up. Sam is fiddling with his new iphone and I’m waiting for two new episodes of my  favourite series (Girls) to begin.

Lazy Saturdays don’t get much better than this. Hope yours was/is going to be great too.

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