27 Dec 2014 – Starting on Christmas Eve
Wed: thank you to Management and Staff at Hagley & Hoyle for a lovely Christmas Eve lunch and gathering. Am honoured to be invited. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all.
Last moment shopping for wrapping paper, was out of it. Bought a gigantic popper for tomorrow’s lunch.
Tkx to Les&Ivy we were 22 for this Christmas family lunch. Les, Jo and their entire family, Joyce with her family minus Yasmine&Andrew who live in L’don and nephew Clem. And of course needless to say that I miss Linn&family and May&family. From our father LAM TinYue’s branch we are a total of 66 at present!
Chickened out about popping the humongous ‘bazooka’ (as described by the nephews!) popper but did the smaller ones 🙂 This year the club supplied the small ones.
First day of Christmas and time for the this book to take over the Advent Calendar
Good to catch up with Weng Kei&Siew Ngor Chen, cousins from paternal grandmother’s branch who I met when I was visiting Euphemia in Auckland/NZ 2008. They are on transit from NZ to Sibu in Sarawak. Picked them from their hotel down town and brought them to meet Les&Ivy.
Fri: thank you Calvin at Campers Corner for a delightful Boxing Day gathering. The suckling pig was yummy and so were the mussels, prawns, squids, steaks etc. Unable to drink any alcohol this whole holidays, but it does not stop me for enjoying and having fun! Appreciations to chefs Roy & SengTeong for their delicious cooking and to Sam & Mrs Cheah for all the kitchen chores.
Missed Chris who has visitors and unable to join us.
Sat: This weekend the body and stomach need to rest 🙂
Gluttony and idleness are two of life’s great joys, but they are not honourable – Julie Burchill