Thursday, April 17, 2008

Daddy is home and Granny and GG is coming to visit from Scotland

Scott arrived home from the Middle East on a business trip that lasted for 10 days on Tuesday. He got us us quite a lot of goodies which included a Aladdin lamp that I requested, a jewelry box, a wee camel for the wee man, a bracelet for mummy and lots of tea from the Middle East! =)
A couple goodies daddy brought home from the Middle East

Euan's Granny and GG (Great Granny) will be here to visit for the next 10 days. Scott is off to the airport to pick them up. We have been looking forward to their visit for a while now. It's always great to have family over! I can't wait to see them and I am sure wee man loves to have his granny and GG around. We wish to go back to Scotland with wee man sometime next year. Hopefully we will make it as planned as it's kind of tough to do a lot of travel plans with me being out of work now. But we will definitely make it our priority next year since wee man being half Scottish, we think he should visit the beautiful country of the Scottish people- Alba(Scotland in Gaelic)! And of course, to spend sometime with Granny and GG and to wander around Aberdeen to get to know the city where his daddy grew up.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Daddy's new glasses

We were celebrating daddy's glasses last night! :P

Flowers at the zoo

I ought to be...

... knitting, reading, cooking, and baking more! I've been spending hours online reading tons of blogs recently. They are mostly craft, knitting and food related. I got all the uhhs and ahhs on others' finish knitted garments and yummy looking baking goods! However, I have piles of WIP's lying around and heaps and heaps of cookbooks on the bookshelf waiting for me to read through. Oh... not to mention they are also emails that need to be replied waiting for me in my inbox.... Shame on me!

Well... this get to stop! I need to be more discipline when it comes to surfing on the Internet. Instead of merely getting inspiration from other knitters, I should at least finish my WIP's and get start on some new projects. Perhaps even start getting my Christmas presents list ready and start working on them. Oh yeah.... I still owe Scott a hat. Poor thing, he has been waiting patiently for a couple years now... :(

I would love to cook or bake more. I've collected tons of recipes and cookbooks and they are nicely displayed on my bookshelf. Oh well... it's my weakness when it comes to books, especially cookbooks. Most of them are nicely put together with beautiful food photographs and I just simply couldn't resist to bring them home with me. In fact, I just got a new cookbook, "Nigella Express" I ordered a couple weeks ago in the mail; I should sit down and read through it during the weekend and try out some new recipes next week!

Here are a few pictures from some of my cooking adventures lately:

Kumquat Marmalade made with Kumquats gather from next door neightbour's garden.

Lemon cream cupcakes! They are so delicious and even Cookie loves them! I will definitely make them again.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Wee man's first trip to the zoo

We brought wee man to the zoo on Sunday. It wasn't a planned trip and we just decided to go when I heard Scott singing a made-up song to Euan-"Mummy going to bring wee man to the zoo" on Saturday evening.

It was fun and I think wee man loved it. =) Well... at least that's what I like to believe. In reality, we know he probably didn't take it all in or even knew all the animals he saw in the zoo. Instead, mummy was the exited one when she saw the giraffe, tiger and zebra! :P