So with all that's been going on and to cut to the chase, let's just say that:
- the work that needs doing in the flat is bad enough for them to have offered to send the three of us to a thermal spa for a week - all expenses paid (Oh! God! something tells me this time it is worse than bad)
- we refused the offer and have decided to start searching for a new home in Vienna
- but since the work needs doing now and we have been unsettled for the past 8 months, we figured a little more wouldn't harm us and so we decided to take the opportunity and visit family in Singapore!
So here we are, enjoying the sticky warm weather, sushi, shopping and a well deserved break from it all. (may I say that in all immodesty, I am patting myself on the back for moving ahead on my 2008 resolutions and doing my best not to spend too much time dwelling and moping as I did when we first arrived in Izmir, determined as I am to turn this ongoing disaster into an opportunity!)
So, Emma took her first long distance flight with Singapore Airlines, no less, where she had the best and most comfortable bed of all.
Shortly after arrival, a dip in the pool
and a nap in the shade helped us recover from the jet-lag