Saturday, July 28, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
|Another lazy day! Without Nenek, Pak Usu and the Aunties (and being low on cash), we again spent most of our day in the hotel room. When it was time for lunch, we decided to venture out to the Earl’s Court area, near the train station. We were surprises to find several Halal restaurants. I guess we didn’t need to take the train all the way up to Edgeware Road yesterday. We decided to have lunch at an Indian restaurant called “Masala”.|
|After that, we headed the to local supermarket, reminiscent of our time at the local Safeway in Vancouver. We couldn’t wait to get back home to Vancouver. It’s not as much fun without a larger crowd. And we were tired after spending over 2 weeks exploring the UK. Tomorrow we head home.|
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Nenek and all the Aunties left back for Malaysia bright and early this morning. Pak Usu followed them to the airport, and headed back to Sheffield after. Melur and Arman were still sleeping. So it’s just us in London, till we head back to Vancouver on Tuesday.
|We took it easy this Sunday. We slept in a little bit, and enjoyed our free continental breakfast that came with the accommodation. After relaxing most of the morning, we decided to head over the Natural History Museum, just down the road.|
|The Natural History Museum was just about 3 blocks east of where we were staying near Earl’s Court. We anticipated a long line getting in, but it actually wasn’t that bad. After having our bags checked at security, we made our way in into the main entryway. We had seen the movie “Night at the Museum” recently, and the kids were excited to see dinosaurs, and whatever else the museum had to offer.|
|After a few minutes of looking through dinosaur bones, we decided to go through the section with spiders, insects, crabs and other creepy crawlies. Mommy didn’t want to journey in, so it was just Melur, Arman and Daddy. I was quite surprised with the display. It’s very interactive, with videos and demos that kids could play with. We say all kinds of spiders and really large crabs. Check out the crab below. It’s HUGE!|
|The final exhibit we saw was the geological exhibit. We saw many rock formations, crystals and exhibits related to volcanoes. Again, the interactive aspect of the exhibit was incredible. I remember being so bored going to the museum as kids. But the kids kept fiddling with all the little gadgets on display.|
|That’s pretty much all we did for the day. After leaving the museum, we headed up to Edgeware Road where we were just a few days before, for some Halal grub. Today, we went to the “Halal Restaurant”; literally… that’s what it’s called (How Creative!). The food was pretty good, and we enjoyed ourselves.|
|Two more days to go! What will we do tomorrow?|
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Hello... hello... finally it's time for Mommy to blog since Daddy insisted...
|So we decided to go to the Outlet Mall at Castleford. For some reason, Castleford was much easier to find compared to the Strawberry Farm at Norton. We even took pictures of the road signs... big signs with brown background and white letters reading "OUTLET VILLAGE", urging tourists like us to spend money and contribute towards the UK GDP...:)|
|We headed out quite early and had lunch. All of us had fish and chips. Ah... now we are reminded of our first fish and chips in UK. We bought some at Dunkeld... the beautiful, quaint town we visited in Scotland. The fish and chips at Dunkeld were really good and fresh. The ones at the Outlet Mall were only so-so. The kids enjoyed the lunch though... just look at Arman eating.|
We spent between 4-5 hours shopping. The clothes were really cheap. You can get shirts, sweaters and jeans for kids from 1-2 pounds. You can also get work outfits for less than 10 pounds. Mommy was tempted to get a few but then… where is she going to wear them to? It's not like you wear suits to classes. We also bought shoes, and lots of chocolates. Melur was excited because we bought her a pencil case set for school.
We left around 5pm and Daddy, Mommy, Melur, Arman and Nenek went off to see Auntie Eva and family again. The rest of the gang headed back to the cottage...