It was a beautiful day for a trial camp-out for Nigel and his aunts! (Yes, Faith is also his aunt). Thanks to Auntie Josephine's and Grace's brilliant idea, we set out camp right on my grandmother's garden. We had the pool, the tent, toys and even snacks. We even got hosed down by the cheeky monkey! We started at 4pm and played on till around 6 and that was it, mozzies were haunting us and dinner was already being prepared.
Yeap, that's Nigel in his Bob-the-builder underwear, Faith having her snack after gymrama and Grace babysitting the two cute kids. Yee-yee, if you remember we had a swimming pool that was like four times larger and the whole lot of us had some great fun in it. Those were the days!
No camp is complete with snacks, thanks Grace for the Milo and disgestives, I've never seen Nigel eat plain digestive cookies - He only eats chocolate coated ones. He must be really hungry.
That's my grandmother deep frying the chicken for my favourite dish - Lemon Chicken.
Round 1 - As promised, Auntie Josie made delicious Pai-Ti(s), that's top hat in English, it's a savoury dish that looks like a top hat, a wafer thin pastry stuffed with yummy mixture of julienne of vegetables with a dash of special chilli sauce. She also made Sambal Sotong - that's totally hot and hard to describe, Squid in a fury of spices! Mom made Char-Jui, a hokkien dish with dried squid, carrots and turnip. Popo also made my favourite, her lemon chicken is beautifully deepfried and drenched in a delicious citrusy sauce. The ginger and all that caramelised sauce is just incredible.
Glorious, Glorious Cake! Auntie Josie, you've done it again.
Sometimes we do wonder where in Malaysia can you find strawberries this huge and luscious. Must have costed a BOMB.
Oh, yes - we also had belgium chocolate tarts and a wonderful upside-down pineapple cupcake!
Ah! We're so LUCKY.
WELCOME HOME NICKY!
It's his birthday and we get to eat CAKE!
It must be good to be home.
Home is where the heart dwells and where the waistline swells!!!!