Monday, December 31, 2007

The last post of the year

Wow, I can't believe it's the last day of the year already. Time really flies too fast every year now. I don't remember it being this way before. Maybe it's because I'm now older or maybe it's just watching the kids grow, and especially with many activities to occupy us, there's really no time to feel bored.

Speaking of fun, it all started on Friday when princess was dropped off at a birthday party, and I was able to have quite a number of hours to myself to slowly run errands and just do some shopping. Ended up buying three tops for myself. Woohoo! In the middle of shopping, mum messaged me to ask if I was keen to join her to go visit Jones the Grocer at Dempsey Road, which I did. Was a lovely place, and I sampled the most lovely balsamic vinegar. But as I doubt I will be making much use of it, I couldn't bring myself to pay over $60 for a bottle, even though it tasted heavenly.

After Dempsey, we headed home to pick up hubby and princess, who had been dropped home by my uncle, and off we went to the beach for her to have some fun on her skates and scooter. We were keen to sign up for the class so she can learn some basic skating. However, the timing doesn't suit us and also the fact that the area where they conducted the lessons looked very dangerous as there were grown up guys skating around really fast. One hit and the kids will go flying.

From there we made our way to East Coast Lagoon where we waited a half hour for the famous satay bee hoon. As you can see, there are no photos to show. By the end of the wait, I was too hungry and gobbled everything up. Haha.

After dinner we took a stroll along the beach, and also for the little one to play on her scooter. I must be the last person in Singapore to discover this sandcastle area beside the lagoon. Haha. The sandcastles are so beautiful, but I think the authorities should put in some lighting so people can admire them at night too. It could also prevent accidents where people might accidentally step on and destroy them. By that, I mean the ones that are not within the fencing.

Saturday saw us being invited to a Christmas lunch at M's. Again, forgot to take photos. ;) She made a lovely roast beef, pasta, and a potato salad, as well as a fresh green salad. It was all so lovely. Thanks M. Unfortunately we couldn't stay long as we were off to check in to the hotel for a night's stay with K, A, and the kids.

It was a last minute thing as we heard they had a good rate on the room and decided to join them.

The sky was rather cloudy but it didn't stop everyone from having some fun in the pool.

Here's princess being spoiled by godpa.

Godbro T & princess making some mischief with the crane.

All wrapped up in a cocoon as it was rather chilly out of the pool.

The interior of our room. We always love to take photos of them hahaha.

Our breakfast by the river. But only because the cafe was filled to the brim. If given a choice, I'd rather sit nearer to the food. Hahaha. But the sun wasn't too hot yet then so wasn't too bad.

Everything looks yellow as we were seated under a giant yellow gazebo.

Does this look like a little birdie? Mini pancakes for eyes and a slice of watermelon for the beak. :)


Maya said...

Huh? Sandcastles? Lagoon? U mean in Spore?? *Gasp* I didnt know!!! I'm hopeless at times. When I go to places tht i rarely visit, I feel like a tourist! :p Btw, I guess its nice 4 u to know tht u r not E last ignorant 1! :D

Cranberry said...

Hi dear, don't worry.. you re not the last person in Singapore to discover this sandcastle area. *me went into hiding now*LOL*

Wow yum yum.. I love the satay bee hoon at East Coast Lagoon too but always long Q lor...btw, you need some of the icing image printing for your cuppies? I can pass you Zu's contact if you are keen.

Happy New Year 2008 to you and your family!

singairishgirl said...

maya - Haha, looks like I am NOT the last person to know of this place. I've heard a friend mention it before. It's just at the beach where the food centre is located. But it's better to see it in the day.

cranberry - Hahaha, ya, I seldom go to the beach.

Yes yes, always half an hour wait minimum. I love it because of the smooth sauce, but so far I know of two people who don't like that. They like the crunchy bits type so they can taste the peanut.

Yes, I would like to contact Zu. Could you pass me your contact email maybe? Thanks much. I need it for coming weekend so quite urgent. Not sure her charges though.

Jo said...

Happy New Year D!!!

Okie, I have to be kaypoh and ask is that a hotel room? If it is, is it that hotel by the river that use to be an old post office? I don't even know the name, just happen to read about it on the online S'pore papers.
Regards to J & Princess too!

singairishgirl said...

jo - Happy New Year to you. Ah, it's not Fullerton. This one is by a river near Tiong Bahru. It's Grand Copthorne Waterfront. Can't wait for you to come back. I think N is old enough to travel. ;)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Oh wow, you sure have been busy! That's so nice to spend a night in the hotel.

singairishgirl said...

little corner of mine - Oh ya, haha, going to be even busier this week. Yup, I agree. I haven't stayed in a hotel since 5 yrs' ago during my cousin's wedding.

Big Boys Oven said...

Sound like a great outing to spend! this is so cool!

daphne said...

haha! i dont know abt this place too!!! great sharing!!

and that looks like a fun filled day!!!! so nice to cool off.

singairishgirl said...

big boys oven - Yes, It WAS a great outing! The kids had fun together, the men had fun together, and the two best friends got to spend time together. :) Everyone was happy hehehe.

singairishgirl said...

daphne - Oh yay! I'm not that suaku after all! Check it out when you're back.

Yup, it sure was a fun-filled day. :)