Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year

I have grossly neglected my this little blog. I know. But truth is that I am so busy with work these days, and by the time i get home with a tired body, i only have enough energy for a quick meal and some family chores. Social life is non-existence on weekdays. Leave alone baking.

Come weekends, things turn for the better. I am always busy exploring the Enlgand countryside with my family together in our little Poppy. Oh btw, Poppy is our new additional, a red mini cooper, my dream car.

Ok, enough of showing off!

Many friends have emailed or Facebook-ed me to ask if the snow in London is as bad as it has been report in the papers... well, I leave you to figure out from this pic.

Before I go, wish everyone who is still holding on to the handle of my Happy Cup, have a very warm and wonderful 2011 ahead!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

When the tube is on strike

Last week, many of the tube services were suspended due to the strike. Needless to say, i can't get to work, and I didn't bring my notebook home, so I had a day rest at home.

The usual Singaporean in ME would have wailed how ridicules it was - how can the country allow anyone to be on strike causing so much disruption!!!
But looking at the right side, I will be happier if I accept the fact, and deal with the consequences. In the case, the consequence is take charge of the kitchen for the day.
I gladly be - i served the simple stired fry lettuce, briased soy pork & potato, baked beans with spam. Sheen was so happy to have me at home when he came back... for that, I have no qualms for anymore strikes!

Monday, December 6, 2010

A New Home, A New Start

I have slacked again.... taking a long break between post. But all for the better - did some 'soul searching', seen a few places, met some people to finally come to terms with my stint in London.

After all we have been thru you will see why London ain't a bad place after all - it has milder weather compared to some part of UK and European countries. We get the best (probably, since i have yet to travel to all European cities) chinese food, and the variety of food offered in London Supermarket is unbeatable! The most important of all, we have no language barrier here - when everyone and everything here is in English. Imagine my anguish when I was seated in a restaurant in Munich staring at all the German text... not to mention signages in tube station and everywhere else.

Another thing that helped to settle us is that we have stopped living out of serviced apartments. Yeah, after over 3mths, we have moved into our 'own' place. I say 'own' cos it is not really our own, but a rented place but it is good enough to make us feel back home again. We spent much time and efforts (+ financial damages) to decorate the place... now we are proud to have our HOME!

Thanks to all the advices when I whined painlessly - because of your sharing, I was able to reflect and mull over my circumstances. My family and I are now playing happy tourists every weekend visiting the beautiful countrysides in England. We have a long list to go thru, and not sure when we can move on to explore the Scotland... haha, slowly we will get there, maybe next summer!