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Monday, March 24, 2008

a winner, home-made love and a seeyalater

i'm up early blogging. you could say i'm up early coz i'm excited about going to hong kong today (which i am), but the truth is i've been waking early lately. which is bugger, coz it's not like i'm being woken up by kids! i just wake early. sometimes i go back to sleep, sometimes i don't. today is one of those days.

man, how insightful was that? there's 30 seconds of your life you're never gonna get back! onto more interesting things. the draw for the basket is still an hour away, but no-one left any comments overnight, so it's fair to say we are almost done.

had a wonderful family dinner with my parents and our close friends and their children last night. we ate at our favourite chinese restaurant and we left lots of clean plates! i'm looking forward to eating lots of chinese food in the next week, altho in china it's just called 'food' (NAME THAT SHOW).

here are some pics from last night:

my sister sent this from the UK. looks pretty fun huh? i've never seen one before!

my mum is a very practical lady. she gave me HONG KONG DOLLARS for my birthday! people say we look a lot alike, and that's cool. i get my organisational skills and sweet tooth from her. that's cool too.

what to eat.....
my 2 eldest babies

me and the hubs. he's almost smiling in this one. it's rare for him not to look like he's about to be shot in a photo (and i mean by a real gun, not a flash gun). he's 50 next year. i tell him he needs to stay sharp or i'm gonna trade him in for two 25-year-olds hehe. of course i won't, coz then i wouldn't be able to throw him a big bash (and we all know i love a good party).

miss 10 miss 11 made this for me from old jeans and 3/4 pants and hand-stitched the whole thing. how cute is that? click on it to make the pic bigger - so worth it.

how proud is she of herself carrying that cake? so cute

the 3 girls in the left of the photo are mine, the other two are my younger girls' besties. home-made (from scratch!) devil's food cake, covered with a thick layer of chocolate icing, topped with cadbury's chocolate flake (which is why we are all blowing so delicately). we didn't want to blow the topping clear across the table! the girls made the entire cake by themselves. the only help they had was with lining the tin.


THE WINNER IS..............

drumroll please.........


congrats! i look forward to receiving your address and posting off your goodies on my return. i've made some great new blogger friends - this was a lot of fun! thanks everyone :)


suesue said...

How sweet your little gals baked a birthday cake for you. I wish my girl will do that when she grown up. hihihi

scrappysue said...

i'm sure they will! home-made gifts are the best

Janette said...

Congratulations Tres chic Boutique.

Sue happy birthday once again. I just love the pics. Have a ton of fun on your trip. Can't wait to see all the photos and hear all about it. Be safe and have fun!

Melinda said...

Safe travels Sue- hope you get to do all the things you have dreamed of while over in HK! Happy Birthday and "see" you when you return!

Tres Chic Boutique said...

Hi Sue, We are so excited about winning that basket! Thanks for spreading the love across the world! We have an aunt (uncle's wife) who is fom New Zealand and we just love her. I personally am most excited about that cute little kiwi :) (well, the chocolate goes without saying...).
Your scrapbooking layouts are so cute. I also joined the deceptive world of Jessica Seinfield-- some of those recipes are really good. I had to laugh when I saw your purees, since that is the whole top shelf in my freezer!
Can I email you our address?
Thanks and have a great day!

Amanda said...

I'm so happy for you tres chic boutique. Congrats. That said, I am now doubly bitter that I never win anything. I guess it's ok because at least I found a cute new blog. I love to scrapbook and you are very talented so I will be stealing your ideas. Enjoy your trip.

Susan said...

Congrats to the winner.

Many wishes on your birthday and have a safe trip. Cant wait to hear all about it when you get back.

Sand said...

I hope you have a awesome and safe trip. Cannot wait to see what blogs come from it!

scrappysue said...

well, we are in hong kong! have been awake longer than should be humanly possible, but totally excited to be here! heading off to get something to eat. thanks for all the comments. amanda - i think i shall have to send something little to ease your 'no-win' pain. and tres chic - yes plse email me with all your details.

later dudez!!!

Lynette van Barrelo said...

All I can say is... "oooohhh crap!"


I'm now off to read the 100 posts you've made since this one!

nikki/WhiMSy love said...

Ok, I'm lame. I didn't even wish you a happy birthday until now!