Thursday, 17 March 2011

A Day As a 'Dog-sitter'

I helped a friend to look after her dog, Charlie while she attended a course. Charlie is a friendly, clever and active jack russell. The problem was my flat is mostly carpeted and the only non-carpeted area are my small kitchen and bathroom. So in order to let him out, I had to put him in the toilet and played with him. He shed quite a lot of fur. I had his fur all over my coat when I brought him out to pee and poo. He was too active and it was difficult to hold onto him with the lead. Anyway, it was really a wonderful experience to be a day 'dog-sitter'.

My latest knitting projects

These are the few latest addition to my knitting projects. The bunny is requested by my friend. I still need to knit a graduation gown to go with it. The big fat soft brown bear doesn't have any shirt or pants to wear yet. Lastly, the two colourful bears, one was given away as a gift and the other one, I keep it for myself :)

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

In Loving Memory of My Dog, Oreo

My dog, Oreo was knocked down by an unknown vehicle this morning. It was a hit and run accident. He had been with us for 5 years. He was a big, energetic, hyperactive dog who loved to run about pouncing at people. He was very fierce too. One of his favourite hobbies was chasing after mice. You can refer to my previous post about him catching a mouse. Another hobby of his was chewing metal of his kennel. He will be deeply missed. May his soul rest in peace.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Happy Rabbit Year!!

Happy Chinese New Year to you all!
I would like to share my CNY here in the UK.

This is my first time experiencing the parade and CNY festival here. The day of celebration falls on a Sunday, understandably as it's not a public holiday on the actual day of CNY here. I was quite surprised with the flock of crowd that turned out for the event.

There was lion dance, dragon dance and even unicorn dance. Each paid a visit to the individual shops and restaurants in china town. With each visit, there was loud firecracker blasting in the atmosphere.

When I mention festival, it is a proper festive celebration with stalls selling food and souvenirs. There's even games and rides set up around China town.

After the celebration, the restaurants and shops were jam packed with people. Instead of squeezing ourselves in the restaurant, my DH and I decided to go back to enjoy homecooked food :)

Thursday, 27 January 2011

My birthday celebration

I had a nice dinner at an Italian restaurant called Il forno. I like their pasta. I had pasta with clams while DH had it with lobster. They are famous for their pizza but we didn't get to try it out that day. The starters were as good. We had scallops and squids. Come to the desserts, we were very full already but we managed to finish all. We will definitely come back to this restaurant to try out their pizza and other dishes too.

New clothes for my teddy bear

I made these two outfits for my 30cm teddy bear. It is tired to knit but once you see the outcome then you will feel worth it altho it may not be perfect :) Here, I would like to introduce my new teddy bear, which added to my knitted toy collection. My toys are yet to be named. I have a request to make a graduation bear. I'm still figuring out how to knit the graduation gown. Hopefully I can get it done.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Serimuka/ Steamed egg custard with glutinous rice

I made this two days ago as I was craving for kuih-muih. I miss kuih-muih back home. I tried to make this before but I couldn't get the top to set but this time I managed to get it done although the top still looked wrinkly. I obtained the recipe from mykitchen. It is nice and not too eggy like some other recipes.

Knitted teddy bear II

I managed to get the pants done. But it is kind of big for my teddy bear. I should have stuffed more into its stomach ;) Someone commented that the bunny on the sweater looks like an old bunny because of the wrinkly whiskers.. haha.. better take them off.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

A day at zoo - Part 2

Enjoy this video clip.. ;)

My knitted teddy bear

I started to make this teddy bear before x'mas and just managed to get it done few days ago. The teddy bear is naked so i thought maybe it would be a good idea to dress him up. So here comes the bunny sweater for my teddy bear. I made a red sweater because red means good luck and cny is just around the corner. Meanwhile, the bunny indicates the year of rabbit 2011. I like the cute pom pom tail. I'm trying to figure out the pant for the teddy bear. Hope I can get it done ;)

Saturday, 1 January 2011

A day at the Zoo - Part 1

Pic 1 - hmm.. interesting
Pic 2 - helping each other to find kutu (lices).. and yummy..

Pic 3 - Can I borrow your Nintendo DS?

"Let's go to the zoo, there's lots of things to do.." (KFC song)

In this cold and wet weather we headed to the zoo today. We didn't expect that it would rain as the forecast didn't predict so. We reached there quite early around 10.30 a.m. The first place we visited was monkey island. The monkeys are supposed to be outside in the open air but because of the weather they are kept in the cages. Let's me share some photos and interesting facts about the monkeys.