Thursday, December 6, 2012


What is your idea of a good holiday?

1.Shopping along Oxford Street in London?
2. going up the steps of the Great Wall of China?
3. climbing Mount Kinabalu ( not Everest ya....)
4. splashing and sliding in  the water Theme Park,
5. swooning and staring at each others' eyes along the Venice canals o n the Gondola
6. savouring the sweet aroma of the bakeries or pattiseries in Paris, or,
7. simply, 'veg out' , the term used by Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, in front of the telly and watched  movies , and
and talking about how to make apple crumble and trifle!

Me? definitely no 6, Paris, the City of Romance and fashion, sweet smelling perfume, or could be no 1, London, would have loved to walk down memory lane getting on the underground train, from Bond Street to Covent garden , to Trafalgar Square, and Venice too,
 shucks! all of those places, emmm, except maybe climbing Mount Kinabalu and the splashing part....haha.....
IF, and only IF,  money and time is no object.

for now, i settle for the last one,, and seriously I really enjoyed myself ,
After long hours of baking and cake decorating, especially making 100 mini cakes, covered with fondant and decorated with tiny tiny gold dregees and tying ribbons ( 200 times, 100 for the mini cakes and the other 100 to tie up the box ) my body and my hands are shouting for a break.

we set out for our holiday with no specific destination in mind, only a gathering with old friends ,( some of whom i have not met for more than 20 years!) to go to, plus staying over at a friend's house.
Who would have thought that "Istanbul Aku datang' was such a sweet movie. Personally, I am a bit choosy when it comes to malay movies, no offence, cos there are good films out there but  some are also a bit cheesy and lame ( the same goes to english or other movies too )

but this IAD ( Istanbul.... ) is different, despite the simple plot, it has its magic, i was glued to my seat, err, the soft cushion from beginning to end and mind you, i wouldn't mind watching it again. I like the apartment, the house where the heroin was staying ( sharing it with another tenant), the beautiful view and sceneries of Istanbul, the acting, okay, it was good. overall, i would give it maybe 8 over 10.

it's not just about the movie, it's the moment, the whole thing of relaxing, of not thinking of how many eggs do I need, how much butter and flour to weigh, of how to deco this cake and that cake,i got that 'break' even if it was only for a couple of days, then i start to miss baking again........

it was also about sitting at that round dining table, having apple crumble and trifle ! for breakfast! Fancy that, .chit chatting about how to make them, even if it was, or they were one of the or two of the easiest desserts to prepare.

Credit goes to my friend who makes these lovely desserts, who  welcomes us into her home, giving a VIP treatment to her guests, who make us feel welcome and also for 'babysitting' my kids while I went to see my other group of friends.Thank you Mummy! you know who you are.

so, back to reality! my oven timer just went off, gotta go check my MCB ( marble cheese brownies)
ciao and have a nice , long school break1

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