Three sleeps. I couldn’t have planned the countdown to UK better: this has turned out to be one of the most frantic and busiest weeks I’ve ever had, and that keeps the butterflies out of my tummy. When I sit down to think about our trip I’m a popcorn pan of excitement. By turns, as if to trumpet its own treats before I leave, Singapore has unfurled a couple of funky local sightings over the past few days:
• large parrot riding on handlebars of old man’s bike (Victoria St, nr central library)
• massive and beautiful vine wrapped around street lamp (Loewen Rd, Dempsey)
• crazy red bird with dark blue rooster-type head ruffles (Sentosa Cove Village)
• jagged red clouds on morning run (corner of Commonwealth & Queensway)
Touché, Red Dot.