Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year!!

Hi All and Happy New Year!!

Well here we are in the UK - enjoying our holiday immensely! We left home bright and early on Christmas Day and spent most of the day in the plane to Singapore. Singapore was great, not as hot or humid as we were expecting though. Turned out that December is one of the cooler months (still 30 degrees) and is right in the monsoon season... it rained pretty much the entire time we were there! Typical!!

For the 2.5 days we were there, we managed to cram in as much sightseeing as was humanly possible... we did 4 tours all up. A night tour of the city (included a visit to Raffles and a brief tour on the river), a day tour (visited Little India, Chinatown, Orchid Gardens), a day tour of Sentosa Island, and the absolute best thing was the Night Safari... OMG it was amazing to see Lions, African Elephants, Hyenas, Giraffes, Zebras, Rhinos, Hippos etc etc up soooo close! It was just an awesome experience!

On our flight over from Singapore, we had a breif stop in Zurich, and when the plane took off again we got to see the most amazing sight of seeing the sun rise over the Swiss Alps... absolutely breathtaking... took a photo of that!

So now we are in England! We've been to Blackpool, which was just so cool - totally different to anything in Australia, but absolutely FREEZING walking along the promenade! Then it started to rain and we got to experience a bit of good old English sleet.

We are going to Leeds tomorrow, and to North Wales on Thursday to see some old castles, and then Scotland next weekend - cant wait!

We've been eating and drinking far too much (its difficult to try to keep up with the locals!) and not a lot of exercise, but hey, I'm having a ball! I have managed to do some tricep dips and some push ups, but that's about it.

Tonight is New Years Eve, and there will be a party here at BF's cousins house, so that should be good. Funny here - you can buy fireworks from the local supermarket (and alcohol too)

Anyway, thats about it from me for now - hope everyone has had a fabulous New Years, and I will post more when I can!!


Anonymous said...

It sounds like you are having a ball Hilary and good on you.
That night safari sounds fantastic and I would like to have seen the sun come up over the alps. You will have to post that pic when you get home.
Keep us posted.

Lia Halsall said...

Hilary it's great to hear from you and by the sounds of it you're having the time of your life! Can't wait to see the photos when you get back.

Have a great new years eve and I look forward to your safe return back home.

Lia xx

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Hilary!! Enjoy your holiday, it sounds fantastic. Take care and can't wait to hear more!!


CJ said...

Happy New Year Hilary - sounds like you're having a great holiday!

Chontelle said...

Happy New Year!!!

Your trip sounds fantastic... feeling pangs of jealousy as I read your post! I would love to travel to Europe! Might have to make mental note to go in their summer though!!

Hope the rest of the time is great,
Definitely post some pics!

Chon xxx

RaeC said...

*sigh* so VERY jealous!! I hope you are having a wonderful time honey. Happy New Year and I hope that 2007 is a rockin' one for you!! xxx

Mel said...

Hi Hilary,
How exciting!!! Your holiday sounds great.
Hope you had a wonderful New Years and am looking forward to further holiday instalments ;)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you are having the time of your life!!!!
talk about jam packed sight seeing hehe, have a fanastic time darl can't wait to see lots of pics:)
Stay safe and most of all have fun:)

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year! Enjoy the rest of your holiday!!!


Selina said...

I'm only a week late but happy new year to you too!!!
Glad you're having a ball, make the most of it!! Can't wait to get more details and pics!!