Wednesday, 29 June 2011
R gets to do a lot of handy craft when he's in the nursery
And each week he will come back with at least 1
Depending on the 'Letter of the Week'
Here are some which I have saved and photographed
Before it all either:-
thrown away et cetera..
And here of course,
is the Artist himself..
Summer is literally here!
And 2 nights back it was hot, reminded us of our homeland
Owh I miss the air-conditioners!
But as the famous saying goes, England and it's unpredictable weather!
It was quite chilly again today
Anyway, with the arrival of summer, we get to enjoy these (half price at the supermarkets :D)!
Ooh la la!!
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Alhamdulillah and congrats!
This post is especially dedicated to our dear family friend
Who has completed her studies abroad, and now has gone back to homeland
My hats off to you dear..
Missing you and family so much now that we are here
On another note
To a friend who is eagerly waiting for the arrival of the next 4 (or was it 5) Fridays
I just want to say
Patience is a virtue (wink wink)
p/s I miss you guys SO much!
Monday, 20 June 2011
Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Last Saturday there was a grand show by one of the charitable organisations at our nearby field. Being in a 'historical' country, we were looking forward to these :
*above images from kenilworth lions club page
And probably doing a little bit of picnic, near the playground.
But alas, the delayed April showers decided to make appearance. It was raining quite heavily just about when the sword fighting show was starting!! Owh maaannnnn!!!
However, we did manage to enjoy quite a bit before the raindrops started to come :D.
Saturday, 11 June 2011
This happened right after she showered this morning, while she was putting on her clothes ;
Mama : Kakak, I noticed that you got 2 wrongs in your spelling recently.
Q : Only 2 wrongs Mommy..
Put on her clothes.
Mama : Yes, but we practised during your school break last week. And you got 5 stars for that, because all the 10 words were correct.
Q : Yeah, but only 2 wrongs, and I still get "very good" and a smiley face from my teacher. I spelled "children" and "looked" correctly. Those are hard words.
Mama : Yes, but those words you got wrong were easy words. What happened? You were not concentrating were you?
Q : Yeah...
While combing her hair, she continued ;
Q : Mommy, I think my brain was switched off. (Saying it as a matter of factly).
Mama : Oh? (Trying VERY hard to stifle laughter). Why did you switch it off?
Q : I think it happened by itself..
Mama: Happened by itself? Really?
Q : Yes Mommy..
Mama : Just make sure you keep it on next time ya?
Q : Ok, and this is how you turn it on Mommy (puts her fingers at both sides of her forehead). I'll remember to concentrate, and make sure my brain is switched on.
She left the room.
Mama : ROTFLOL!!
Friday, 10 June 2011
Who doesn't love CSI?
I mean, seriously, who would have thought that crime scene investigators could be, erm.. so glamourous?
And there are so many different ways to die?
Anyway, the last episode of season 11 CSI Vegas has just been shown
(I only watch the Vegas ones coz not too keen on the NY and Miami spin-offs)
Cliff hanging of course!
It has been 11 seasons and the cast has mostly stayed.
My favourite is Catherine Willows!
Cool hair, great body - slim yet not too skinny, just right for the 'profession', great lines
Here are some episodes that actually involved one of the team members :-
Nick Stokes buried alive
When Warrick Brown died
Ray Langston joined the team, while Gil Grissom left
Other memorable characters
Heard that Ray Langston will also be leaving the team.
Well, we'll just have to wait for the next season to be aired then!
Now what would I do on Tuesday nights eh?
* all images are from google searches *
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Monday, 6 June 2011
QnR, but mostly Q actually just loves chicken nuggets they take them on a daily basis.
So I have taken the initiative to make 'em myself.
Coz I really do not know what goes into the bought ones :D
Boneless chicken - minced
Cornflakes <-- crushed
Seasoning - salt/white pepper/chicken cube/rempah sup Adabi <-- your choice
Egg <-- beaten
1. Add breadcrumbs to the minced chicken so that it is easier to turn them into balls
2. Add seasoning to your liking <-- I only put a dash of white pepper coz Q does not like the taste
3. Make balls of chicken meat
4. Dip into egg
5. Roll onto the cornflakes and then flatten them
6. Bake in the oven at around 180C for around 15 minutes or till done.
6. Freeze them and then bake
Usually a kilo of meat will make around 60-70 balls, depending on how big it is
And that is around 7-10 days worth of QnR's meals
Easy peasy lemon squeasy eh?
Let me know if you try them :D
Sunday, 5 June 2011
Thursday, 2 June 2011
The children had their first lollies today.
Yes, I hardly expose them to hard candies, lollies, gums...
High in sugar, bad for the teeth, high in calories yada yada yada...
Bad for them, to summarise it all..
No, I don't eat hard candies as well, more so for lollies
Gums? Well, maybe one or two strips during the long journey balik kampung to reduce fatigue a.k.a have something to munch...
But I do give them chocolates and ice cream
As a treat
Remember the after dinner thingy?
The cuppies and cookies reduced, and replaced by yoghurt
Better choice I hope
Anyway, when my mama and abah came, they had visitors who brought a BIG box of chocolates!
Fun size they are and fun to eat!!!
QnR seems to be liking Maltesers..
So now it's to finish those really yummy chocolates
One each after dinner
The lollies today?
Well, one of Papa's friends bought for them especially for the kids
And it's a one week break from school so what better way to keep them occupied than to give a lolly each?
Hahahaha.... much exaggeration there..
Anyway, it's been nice the past few days
Good weather and we've been going to the nearby playground
Now that's a good way to burn those lolly calories isn't it?
Wednesday, 1 June 2011
.. it's already June!
Time really pass you by in a blink of an eye..
Anyway Q will be finishing her Reception year soon.
Next month. Then she will go to year 1.
Owh my baby girl is growing up so fast!
And R would be in Reception next September!
My baby boy in proper school soon!
So much exclamation mark eh?
Yeaps, I can't believe that I am getting older...
Soon it will be Ramadhan...
Time to work out the menu for a month now hehehe...
And it will be our first away from home.
Away from mama's cooking.
Away from PaRam.
Away from eating out.
It will be about 17 hours long as well as it is summer time..
Well, that's the beauty of being away eh?