Monday, 30 July 2007

The Sleepover Club



The day started early for these energetic and loquacious young ladies. After a breakfast of hot chocolate and pancake, it was off to the local swimming pool. Boy, I got tired just watching them....if only we could harness all the energy from all the children in the world, there will not be any energy crisis...

They finally came out of the pool at around 1:30 p.m. Not exhausted...but very hungry. After a meal of French fries and ice cream we headed home for a bit of "rest" and a late lunch.

Then we were off for a nature walk at the nearby wooded area. The girls collected some pine cones, acorns and various types of leaves.
It did not take them long before they got bored with this activity and asked to go to the playground.....exit 3 young ladies plus one to the nearest playground, where they spent most of the time playing in the sand -- what's up with kids and sand??

I gave up....they did not show any sign of slowing down...Well, I'm off to bed now....Oh, my poor back!! I must be getting old....no, just metabolically challenged. 

































Saturday, 28 July 2007

Picnic at Clingendael Park



Elsa and I were invited to a picnic with families of Atikah, Neeza and Yasmin.
As expected, the food was the major focal point.


The girls had a lot of fun getting themselves into quite a state playing with the sand. 

Amateur naturalist cum botanist Hani, saved the day when she found dock leaves to relief the sting from the stinging nettles on Elsa's shin.











Thursday, 26 July 2007

My backyard



Got up early this morning......just thought of doing a bit of yard work. 
What started out as "a bit of work" quickly turned into another disaster area. 
I managed to trim the irritatingly lopsided japanese maple, chopped down the dangling wisteria, pulled out the weeds and mowed the lawn.
I'm off to the gym now!









Saturday, 21 July 2007

Puan Ros' Farewell BBQ



Puan Ros, Head of Malaysian Trade Commission in the Netherlands hosted a farewell BBQ at her residence in the Hague.

After days of unpredictable weather, it was nice to have the sun smiling on us again.

We wished Puan Ros and her family all the best. God bless.