18 Dec 2017 – T’is The Season To Be Jolly
Thu: picking up the odd&ends to finish off the gift wrappings.
The English sure knows how to decorate for Christmas – angels flying in Regent St, my favourite theme! Might even be worth a while to take a trip to London just to see these lights!! – if only in my dreams
Fri: TGIF and getting ready with the annual fruit cocktail salad and gifts to start off the first Christmas gathering.
Sat: many thanks to Calvin&staff of Campers’ Corner for their annual Christmas get-together in good company of these fine young handsome men 🙂 kicking off my first Christmas party for this holiday season. Good to catch up with Andy.
Scrumptious menu but was too late to take any decent pix of the food! My signature annual contribution – Fresh Fruit Cocktail Salad (with a kick !) hoping that there will be left-overs to make a fruit cake, but it has yet to happen! Balloon sculpture by Lum, I presumed but he was not there! Our youngest party-goer with the 2clowns for entertainment – hahaha!
Food pix credits to Helen – Rack of Lamb, Steamed Prawns, BrusselSprouts and PorkKnuckles. Had one bite of the variety. 2SucklingPiglets were demolished by the time I was there but was thankful to be able to take the bones of both turkey and piglets with me to make broth&stock. The stomach should be happier with less foods and more broths.
Sun: gallivanting around SuntecCity&MarinaSq as Clement claims that these locations are less crowded than Orchard Rd. Found a table with a view to have a bite@MarinaSq Foodcourt, so the crowd was not too bad.
Would not have been out during weekends if not for meeting up with family or friends.
Took bus36@the Esplanade which loops around Orchard Rd to view the lights and the traffic was still heavy on this Sunday night after 2200hrs. Somehow the lights this year are not that exciting or maybe it is just me not being in the Christmas mood yet!
Christmas time! That man must be a misanthrope indeed, in whose breast something like a jovial feeling is not roused – in whose mind some pleasant associations are not awakened – by the recurrence of Christmas – CharlesDickens