Showing posts from April, 2011

Royal Wedding

Friday: 11.30 am Muscat time: I've just tuned into the royal wedding coverage on BBC Entertainment and I've already been using tissues thanks to replays of footage of Lady Di and Prince William growing up along with a replay of Kate M's childhood play where they depicted a "William" proposing to her and she said 'yes'... How very romantically coincidental. OMG I'm a victim of the Royal Wedding excitement and looks like my day's booked out. I'm sorry about Alex and his Hurricanes game. Looks like it's recording time for a replay later:)
The Abbey has Maple trees in it that they say in Victorian times depicts Humility and Modesty which they say were Kate's touch:) love it. Can't wait to see Kate M's dress and I wonder if they chose a British designer to make her dress. I would bet on Stella McCartney but then Vera Wang is the famed wedding dress from my limited fashion knowledge. I'm sure Kate M must have received offers fro…


When Tau's nana visited recently she baked up a storm. I especially like the afghans she made and thought I should give it a try so I can make it whenever I wanted to. I looked it up on the internet and found the simple recipe for it and checked and had all the ingredients thanks to Tau's nana's baking spree. So I mixed and sifted with help from my 2 year old and popped them in the oven with a prayer. As I was putting the stuff away I moved the sugar to a jar with no label and was making a point to hubby that that was the caster sugar in case he came across it. And he said no that's brown sugar.. I looked in the bin to confirm and sure enough it was blimin brown sugar and the recipe had said CASTER sugar. Just when I thought I couldn't go wrong with such a simple recipe bahaha. hopeless much. Well 12 minutes later I took out afghan looking cookies and put the icing on them topped with walnuts and walaa. Well they must have been good because my darling number 1 fan …

Easter Egg Hunt and a Birthday Party

I decided to be pro-active yesterday and took my son to an easter egg hunt that Busy_bee was having. A local play centre which was nice as this is a Muslim country and it's also run by two Omani ladies. We got there and Tauilagi was excited enough being at the play centre. One of the girls was doing face-painting of bunny faces which was cool and after a while Tauilagi decided he was ready to have his face painted. I waited that long for the Easter egg hunt to start but the same lady that painted faces was the one in charge of the hunt. After a lot of the mums asked about the hunt, she then made her way to with a bag of chocolate eggs and just hid them all around the room in plain view from everyone!! It was hilarious. Well needless to say the 7-8 year olds remembered exactly where she hid them so got the most eggs. So I just helped Tau along to find a couple and he was happy and so was I but was getting irritated with one 8 year old that every time I discovered one hiding place a…

Happy Easter

It's Easter and it makes me miss home. I miss going with my family to church. I miss choosing to attend the Catholic church on Palm Sunday and then on Good Friday due to their dramatic services that really makes one's imagination of what it might have been like run wild. I miss the singing in our usual church. I miss seeing everyone walking to church in white or in the their Sunday best and back again collectively looking forward to the big toona'i on Sunday and asking each other what the main of the day was going to be. I miss visiting the old people of the family and having a laugh with them. I miss what once was my HOME.

The Taupous Debut Appearance at the Hong Kong 7s 2011