Friday, 12 February 2010

Busy Busy Busy

Again its been a while since my last post.....well I have lots to tell.

Last week my husband went to Hong Kong for his work and I was lucky enough to tag along.  I had not been to Hong Kong yet and seeing we were only there for two days it seemed like a good idea to book a scenic tour to see as much as possible in a short time.  The Hong Kong Island tour took us to Repulse Bay, the Stanley Market, Victoria Peak (the weather was terrible for photos)  and the tram, and finally the fishing village Abedeen where we got to ride on a "sampan".

"View from Victoria Peak"

I met a lovely dutch lady on the bus called Adri who was on her way to NZ.  Funny enough her sister is a well known quilter from my home town. (small world!)  Its a great idea to do a tour when you have limited time.  Hong Kong is very different from Singapore.  Very built up and not as green but the locals in Hong Kong were really friendly and helpful when we got lost in the city.

Last week our school had its International Week and my daughter asked me to make a traditional NZ costume.  I made the top and the skirt was kindly made  by my mum in law and my friend Henny (both dutch).  They did a fantastic job and Celine looked great in her traditional dress complete with moko (facial tattoo).  Its been a long time since I have made  poi's but they looked ok.  This is one very proud Kiwi!

Other news

Sadly my mum in law has gone home again this week (back to the cold) will be very quiet without her but hopefully she will be back soon...

My parents have booked their flights to Holland via Singapore and will be coming here in June. Yeah! Im looking forward to being able to show them around.

We have found a new house and will be moving in April.  It will even have a sewing room.  Yeah!

With everything that has been happening I haven't had much time to work on my  quilt.  This week it looks like I will be making costumes for the school play. Hopefully Celine will give me a hand with that this long weekend (due to Chinese new year).

Well thats all for now. Wishing you all a very happy and properous new year!

Gong Xi Fa Cai

1 comment:

Diana Parkes said...

Good to hear all your news Marianne. Your daughter looks great and you have lots to look forward to.