Tuesday, April 17, 2007
We have just had a wonderful long weekend at the Banyon Tree on Bintan Island, just off Singapore. You catch a ferry from near the airport and it takes about an hour. We went on thebirthday package - I must remember to fly more often on my birthday - these dour customs people suddenly treat you as a human with a name. We went on the birthday package which meant a bottle of sparkling wine, a birthday cake (with candles brought by a lovely man who sang happy birthday....), breakfast included each day. We swam and read and Ian now looks like a pink lobster. Very very relaxing and a whole weekend without working. I read lots of books and got started on "Death in Brazil" by Peter Robb which is wonderful reading.
This is our bed on the last night with orchids scattered all over it. Very spoilt indeed.