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Monday, October 31, 2016

Albany Holiday - Day 6

Good morning Day 6!  Made a day trip to Denmark.

First stop of the day was the Denmark Alpaca Farm.  But it started to rain when we got to the carpark  :-( 

So, we de-toured to the nearby cheese farm instead. 

Denmark Farmhouse Cheese  
Just look at the gloomy skies! 

Erin enjoying a cheese sample 

Had to wait for rain to stop...... so what to do? Drink coffee, drink wine and posed for camera loh  :-)

I like Papa's expression here!
Girls got themselves busy with their colouring books and pencils

After about an hour or so, the rain stopped so we went back to the alpaca farm again.  To exact, it's called Pentland Alpaca Stud & Animal Farm.

Hungry Goats 

Main Stars of the farm - Alpacas!

So cute! 

Here's some food for you, Mr Goat! 

Pat, Pat, Pat 

Pat, Pat somemore 

Such a furry calf! 

Erin holding a black rabbit
Ooops... looks like she's strangling the poor bunny! 

Sleepy Koala 

Next stop - lunch @ The Lake House

Quick photo before we eat 

Mixed Platter
Somehow, a bit too "exotic" for us.  Don't really know how to appreciate it!

Beautiful lake just outside the lunch area 

Girls made a new friend! The little girl shared some grains for the ducks with them. 
Had a mini drama when the container of grains fell into the water! Luckily hubby managed to fish it out in time. 

Daddy with Elyssa and Erin 
There was a second drama by the lake. Papa took out his phone to snap a photo and suddenly....... PLOP, it fell right into the lake !!!!  Sank right down so there was no hope of retrieval :-( 

Ah Kong and Ah Mah with Elyssa & Erin
Just look at the dark skies! Started to rain again shortly after photo was taken

Next stop - Singlefile Winery.  
Raining quite heavily at this point, so we just lounged on the sofas in front of the fireplace. (lit with real firewood!) 

Our Coffees and Hot Chocolate

Hubs with his wine 

Dinner for Day 6 ; Pasta, Soup and Pork Slices
(took shortcut for the pork - bought pre-marinated pork slab, chucked into oven to bake and then slice up before serving).  Vege soup was super sweet at this point since it had pork bones from the day before.  My parents commented dinner was better than our pricey lunch! hehe. 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Crochet Bear Project

I finally completed my crochet bear project!!!  Yiiiiipeeeeeeee!!!!

The final result 

Elyssa with her brand new bear 

I started this project in October last year.  One full year to complete this project!  Hehe.  I wrote about my "new crochet project" in an earlier blog post  :-)

For the longest time, Mr Bear was in this condition -

Uncompleted Bear
Strangely, I enjoyed crocheting the different components but hated the part of stitching them all together! 

Every once in a while, Elyssa will remind me about the uncompleted bear. Sometimes I would pick the project up.  Then sew a crooked leg.. , take out again, then abandon it for few months, then pick up the project again but cannot find needle la, cannot find white yarn la etc etc..... that's how 12 months passed by!

After all the dilly-dallying, it was took me just one weekend to finally complete it. (told myself to complete it by hook or by crook. Dun care whether "senget  or not)  Haha... should have just finished it much earlier!

Super pleased with my completed bear!  I've started on my second bear for Erin.

Completed Legs for Bear #2 

Hopefully Bear #2 doesn't take me one full year ! :-) 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Stomach Flu Bug

Sobs.... stomach flu bug going around in the family. Elyssa got it from her cousins and then my mum got it, then Erin and latest 2 victims are hubby and my maid.  Aaaargh! (I think I got a mild form of it too. Hopefully it was, so my "turn" is considered over)

Snapped a picture of poor little Erin hugging her Vomit Pail  :-(

Surprisingly, she didn't cry at all during the whole ordeal which lasted about 2 days.(especially for a girl who can typically cry over the smallest things!)  Instead, she just patiently hugged the pail saying "I'm waiting for the vomit to come out".  If she had to wait too long, she would just lie down on the floor next to her pail.  My poor baby!

Hugging her Vomit Pail 

Glad she's ok now!  But she was already too thin before the stomach flu until can easily see the outline of her ribs. Even thinner now.  Time to fatten this little girl up!