Now many people may not know much about Singapore except that’s it’s over that way somewhere, but most of us have heard of Raffles. This is THE famous hotel and is renowned for its long bar where they serve a drink called the Singapore Sling.
I was amazed by the building and took masses of photos. I suspect it’s also well known for its high prices too. The cost of a room was astronomical!
I so wanted to visit the Writer’s Bar hoping to soak up some energy or maybe have a quiet word, one writer to another, but they were not encouraging the passing trade into the hotel itself. We had to be content in walking around the outside.
However, we were welcomed into the Long Bar and so we had to have a Singapore Sling (don’t ask how much it cost, though we did fork out for one each, it was not the sort of place where you asked for 2 straws).
HISTORICAL END OF EDWARD VII
Edward lead a very healthy lifestyle. He usually smoked 20 cigarettes and 12 cigars a day. Towards the end of his life he increasingly suffered from bronchitis. In March 1910 he collapsed while on holiday in Biarritz, and back in London he suffered several heart attacks but refused to go to bed saying “No, I shall not give in; I shall go on; I shall work to the end.”
Despite the dishes piling up in the sink, and a week’s ironing waiting to be done, sadly he was not well enough to do his usual chores.
THE STUFF UP
I promised didn’t I? I was trying to think out of the box – way out, be different. So, I hit on the idea of Amie – my main character – suing me for cruelty, transporting her to Africa, throwing her in jail etc. At first I had a few emails saying how clever, and I mentioned it on a live radio interview but the presenter paused and immediately changed the subject. The ongoing story was in the newsletter with exchange of legal letters and so on.
Then, I began to get supportive letters urging me to get a good lawyer, and how ridiculous she had asked for £1.5m compensation etc etc. People were taking this seriously, it wasn’t funny anymore. So I shall end the charade with a simple statement to say we have settled out of court and crawl back inside the box again.
If you want to find out what I did to her feel free to look inside any of the first three in the series. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LWFIO5K book 1 also available in Spanish www.amazon.com/dp/B01K7K4JHC and in audio https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0725CYNYG
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Till next week, take care.