Re: Standing at the threshold of catdom
With siamese, you are going to find that the normal -eat, drink, play- repertoire does not limit the reasons a siamese will find to talk. My own cat, who I believe may have some siamese in him somewhere (or at least has the tendencies) talks to me all day. He greets me, and responds to my voice with meows, for no other reason that I can discern except to be conversational. I actually have come to embrace it and enjoy it greatly. Hopefully it is something that will bring you joy as well! If she's meowing for no apparent reason, give her eye contact, speak to her, be enthusiastic... they thrive on that sort of attention.
The leash thing would work, however you may need to begin training her soon. If she isn't exposed to the outdoors at a young age, and gotten used to car ride and strange places, there is a good chance she will never be comfortable on those outings as an adult. Instead of enjoying the outdoors, she could be afraid, panicked, and fearing impending dangers from everything that moves.
To spice up her environment, there are many things that don't take up too much space- Carboard boxes and paper bags are great fun. You can make her little "forts" to toss toys inside, and I am sure she would enjoy hiding inside. Leave treats all around your house when you are gone to provide a "scavenger hunt". Once your kitty gets the idea, she will be occupied looking all over for these treats. Nito scarcely leaves one behind when I leave him scavenger hunts!
By the way, she is sooo pretty!