Monday, 6 February 2012

My poor blog

Aiyoh! I've totally lost the mojo to blog. How to get it back? My playground is the Facebook now. Sigh! My readers have probably all forsaken me.

Our Snowman Family 2012

It snowed here in England over the weekend, after a week of freezing weather. Winter has been very mild up till then. I love the magical feel of the snow but hate driving on icy road conditions. Always glad to get home without any incidents.

Keep warm or cool depending on where you are and fingers' crossed I'll get my mojo back!

Monday, 28 November 2011

Winter Wonderland 2011

It's the time of the year again. With the advent of winter and Christmas, ice rinks have popped up in different parts of London. So have Christmas markets.

We made our way to Hyde Park yesterday to get into some festive spirit and cheer. At Winter Wonderland, an outdoor family event, you will find food stalls, Christmas shops and many rides and attractions. A truly enjoyable day out for everyone, young and old.

Magical Carousel

Last year, we saw the Zippo circus which was good. But it was so cold we didn't stay as long as we did this year. Both girls had a whale of a time, which means daddy's pocket is much lighter too!

2011 and 2010 Winter Wonderland

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Checking in

My apology for not blogging. I've been kept busy with some things and also, I find it easier to upload photos over at Facebook. Something exciting is in the works and I'll share that when I'm ready. Meanwhile, I'll try to blog more often.

The Honest Sausage at Greenwich Park

Autumn, a truly beautiful time of the year.

Monday, 3 October 2011

The Notebook

Last night I watched the DVD 'The Notebook' with hub. It's a romantic movie and not something most men would want to watch. But I made him.

I must admit I've never heard of this movie before and it was part of a box set of three movies. I'd bought it because of the other two - 'The Time Traveller's Wife' and 'My Sister's Keeper'.

So why I'm blogging about this? The pace of the movie was a little slow. Hub kept falling asleep and I had to wake him up, saying 'You're not allowed to fall asleep!' Haha! But I was very moved by the characters. No, that's not the point of this entry. Halfway through watching, I exclaimed to hub 'I've seen this scene somewhere!'. It took me about 5 seconds to recall where I've seen it. Here. I wonder why I hadn't realised when I bought the DVDs or when I popped the disc into the player.

After the movie had ended, I put the disc back into the box and read the back of it. Then something caught my eye. 'Based on the best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks'. Hang on a minute, I think I've got that book! Yes, I'm sure I have it! So I went upstairs to my study and indeed I was right! My sister gave that book to me the last time she visited. You must have guessed by now I haven't read it. In actual fact, I'd read a couple of pages but I wasn't drawn to the story then. So it's been sitting on my bookshelf since then. I happily showed it to hub and he asked 'So are you going to read it now?' I said 'yes' and surprisingly he said he'll read it too so 'I can discuss the story with you'.

The notebook

It was indeed a beautiful love story. Noah couldn't be more sweet and romantic than he was.

The notebook

Something which I find very poignant....

The notebook

.....'Can you ever escape your past?'.