Thursday, 30 July 2009

I'm back

Gosh, I've been away for almost 2 months. I've missed everyone in blogland and glad to be back. What have I been up to during my break? Have a look:

My daughter was a flower girl at my friends' wedding. It was such a lovely wedding at a beautiful venue.
The weather in London has been so great that we decided to have a bbq on our communal terrace. Kyoko (far left) came with her fiance, my friend who had recently got married (second left) and my childhood friends. I found out that the headmistress at my previous Chinese school (and a MBE) also knits in her spare time. How cool is that!

My Mum taught me how to make some Vietnamese Jelly (chocolate and milk flavour) which is made of Agar. It was really good!!! Gracie, I will make you some to change your mind about this Jelly.

Talking about Gracie, she made me the most gorgeous cake, ever for my birthday. Have a look here to see.
I have decided to get some plants (that my husband and daughter will not be allergic to) and I have started with this beautiful orchid.
Kyoko and I have decided to be more active and do more for charity so we have both signed up for this September's Addidas 5k run. I have been trying to train for this as, from my older post, I'm not very good at running. I've been cross training, playing badminton, dancing and power walking to train for this (see that I haven't been jogging :D, I'll leave that till later).
I haven't forgotton the giveaway.......although it is very late.....sorry......I'll sort it out in the next blog as well as a recipe for a Chinese Steam cake.


Kyoko said...

Wow! She looks really pretty and I love her dress! Your daughter looks so pretty in the dress too :D
Yep, it was a real fun day at the BBQ. Thank you so much. I really enjoyed it. BTW, W bought Wii Resort.... (LOL!!)
So, how is your training? I have been running but also eating alot. This means that there is a danger of me "bulking up". AAggh! I must be careful.
Will chat to you soon!

Anonymous said...

Your daughter looks adorable as a bridesmaid! Looks like you have been having lots of fun and what a fab cbirthday cake too.

Mollimoo said...

What a gorgeous little dress your daughter is wearing! Beautiful bride, too! Good to hear you are having lots of fun, though not so sure the weather is good for bbq's now! RAK means Random Act of Kindness & it is a group on Ravelry! Great fun x

Jackie said...

welcome back to our life. nice to see u again and your little girl is pretty (the prettiest is still the bride)

U ladies put me to shame !!! I have not been running since my girl come along.

what a great time for good friends to get2gether and have fun.

Knit Sew City Girl said...

Thanks for all your lovely comments on the lovely bride and my Rascal. I had to fight off other Mums to find my daughter's dress at John's a long story, in the end I asked a lady to get me one from the stock room. Hee Hee Hee.