Monday, November 29, 2010

Ode to Autumn

Autumn in London is amazing!
These were just taken from a short stroll through Hyde park.

Today is another Tube strike day.  Though I welcome the extra day indoors and not out braving the cold, I'm really hating the guilt that comes with taking so many days off :/

Also, every week I am excited by the prospect of snow!  But London doth disappoint.

Last week, I bought a pumpkin pie from whole foods!  It was delicious.   And also roasted some chicken drumsticks with gravy for a mock thanks giving dinner :D
Not being American or even living in the U.S I thought a mock dinner was enough effort :O.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Quad biking in Paros and Lake Como

 Greek Sweets
Whilst traveling in Greece, the best way to get around is to rent some quad bikes.  They are so fun!  Though my only experience of riding one lasted  around 2 mins and under 30k/h.  The rest I spent clenching Ed's back.  The best time was down the huge stretches of cliff-side highways along the ocean. 

OH can't believe I forgot about this!  I saw 4 shooting stars in the span of 30 mins in Santorini.  But it doesn't feel as special now, knowing they're so common.

In front of our pretty hotel in Lake como.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

a fortnight in Belfast

We are nearing the end of our 13 days in Belfast.
I have rather mixed feelings about this place.
Edmond got a fever as soon as we landed so things started quite miserably for the both of us here.
He went to training still feeling sickly and I was alone during the day.  There aren't many places to go here other than a few shopping centres.   During the first couple of days, I managed to sought comfort at Starbucks where things were a little more familiar.  Feeling more confident, I was able to explore a little more.  However that didn't last long as I was shot down by some dodgy diner food.  Kept me in the hotel well into Thursday night.  Something strange I discovered while I was sick was that most things I encountered that afternoon made me feel sick when I thought about them.  The smell of the hotel shower cream, the clothes I bought from Primark?!?!  So weird!
Anyway, moving on.  Friday night, Wendy and Chris arrived! We had dinner at the hooligan teatery.  Definitely one of the best places I've been to.  The ambiance and atmosphere was dim and relaxing.  Although close to 11pm, it was still extremely busy and the staff still managed to be very attentive.  The decor was kooky.   My favourite were the wolpertinger wall mounts.
Things in Belfast were starting to look brighter.  Quite literally, as on Saturday there was not a cloud in the sky and we headed to Dublin :D
The cobble stone paved city centre was pretty but Dublin, overall,  was boring.  But we did go to the Guinness factory for a tour which was fun.  We also got a free guinness each :D.   They're very dark and bitter.  I wouldn't say I didn't enjoy it but wouldn't be craving one any time soon.
We spent the afternoon wandering around Kildare outlet.  
Ed suggested that we visit Giant's Causeway  on Sunday.  We took the ocean drive to Giant's causeway.  It was beautiful.  Quaint little sea-side towns and farms.  Giant's causeway itself was amazing.  Volcanic rock ledges formed 60 million years ago.  Every little pillar was similar in size and almost hexagon in shape.
Monday night, we went to Hooligans again.  Edmond said the steak was one of the best he's had :D
Love that place.
We are leaving on Saturday afternoon.  I can't wait to go!  But at the same time I know I'll miss this place D:

 More pics after the jump

Friday, July 2, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

mon obsession du jour

Ever since Hora told us the story of how he ate too many artichokes, enough to make him sick... we have been hunting for them.  About a month ago, the (very long winded) grocery store owner told me all about how they are only delicious if they bloom(?) in the winter so they are kept moist enough for maximum fleshiness!
I didn't believe a plain boiled vegetable could taste so good on it's own.  But here they are...

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Life in the country

I could really see myself living in the country after retirement.  With a little farm, breeding little pigs and chickens.

The Wedding was so beautiful~  Everything was perfect.  Even the weather.
This would be my fourth bridesmaid dress! 

I really loved these dresses. They were so sexy and matched the black suits of the groomsmen very well.

While I was distracted getting ready in the morning, Ed met another lady...
Farr, the cow.  It's rather painful but I will get through it

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Birthday Edmond~

mmm neglecting my blog lately. We sort of lost my memory card for awhile so I couldn't upload any pictures :(
Today Edmond turns 2x :D He actually worked half a day on his birthday! Then we went to centennial park to feed some birds

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Camelia season

Going bike riding today! Hope the weather remains sunny. Hasn't been very dependable lately. Rain, Sun, Rain, Sun... sigh