Wine Connection Cheese Bar

Wine Connection was definitely the place to be in Singapore this Valentine’s Day.
Most tables were pre-reserved for loved up couples, ladies carrying rose bouquets and nervous first dates.
This was also where I was taken for my Valentine’s date – no roses for me though just lots of cheese, cheese, cheese and wine, what more could you want?!

Located on Robertson Quay, Wine Connection is the perfect escape for expats, or locals, wanting to pass on the noodles and rice for one night and try some European culinary delights.
Consisting of three bars in total, Wine Connection is made up of a wine shop (the cheapest one I’ve found in Singapore so far), a buzzing tapas bar and, my personal favourite, the cheese bar.
AJ surprised me with a booking in the cheese bar and as we took our seats with an old wine barrel as a table it felt like we had been transported back to Paris for the evening…oh la laaa


The cheese menu is split between hard, semi-hard, soft, blue and goats cheeses with all but one of the cheeses coming from France.
We went for one of each type which was served to us with condiments and a selection of breads – there is an option for cold meats as well.
I washed this all down with a glass of South African Cabernet Sauvignon.
The perfect date restaurant with a calm and relaxed atmosphere and a touch of Parisian chic.
You can find more details about Wine Connection here.
What did you do this Valentine’s Day?

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My week in pictures – 2

So, it’s been a hectic one to say the least.
I’ve finished my job, flown 12,000 miles to start a new life and been quickly adjusting to this new city.
Here it all is in pictures…..hold on tight!

My last days were spent with family and friends who threw some great leaving parties…

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 everything was finally packed and we were ready to leave rainy England…

We stretched out in style with Singapore Airlines – best inflight menu ever!

And it wasn’t long (well, 13 hours later) until we arrived and quickly dumped our bags and rushed out like excited tourists to explore our new home – we headed to Chinatown where the Chinese New Year celebrations are in full swing.
Here is a snake made from red lanterns running down one of the main streets…

And then headed down to the Marina Bay to chill…

After trawling the city in search of the perfect apartment (still haven’t found it) we headed to The Fullerton in the Marina….

The week ended with some new running shoes with PINK LACES – get ready Singapore, I’m going to be pounding your streets this week!!

Phew!
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Until next week!

There’s a Snake in Singapore!

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I know, I’ve abandoned my blog!
But don’t despair, I’m out and about in Singapore collecting plenty of material to share over the next couple of weeks.
Combined with flat hunting (any tips on which district is best?), exploring Hawker Centres and melting in the heat, my first impressions of Singapore are fantastic – I know we’re going to have a great time here.

Above is the large snake running through Chinatown, preparing for next week’s New Year celebrations!