Thursday, February 07, 2008

Happy Lunar New Year or Rats! I seem to have missed January

Gosh I seem to have disappeared off the inner worlds of blogdom for some time - what happened? Well, xmas hols with the kiddies is always distracting, time with family...pretty sacred I guess, walls in the house being dismantled by builders, spraining my ankle for a few weeks - still hurts, and err...probably the real distraction, Facebook, and a bit of block in my writing funnybone which I hope to oil up again soon.

So how should I catch up? I better write up my Vagaries of Memory II -review about the Book of Chameleons and Inheritance of Loss, and a triple Gaiman I've been meaning to do. Then I should do Paris with Grace, and Barcelona travel log as I ate really well and I have some food pics which I took in a posh restaurant to the amusement of the very polite waiters, even mr G got a bit enthusiastic about the food blogging lark. The Bath Lit Fest will be on soon...must get some tickets. And the Bath Marathon, I'll be massaging our local school running team who will be raising money for TESFA, my favourite charity for educating pre-school children in Ethiopia (more on this soon).

Well that's a pretty long list, I'd better get to it tonight after I cook the family New Year Dinner of Noodles - the girls are very excited and insisted on having special CNY hairstyles of mum's special high ponytail and braid set-up; wound in a bun and wrapped in a felt flower tie: exotic! let's hope it doesn't unravel in PE :)


U.Lee said...

Hi Msiagirl, I dropped by Kak Teh's place leaving my 50 cents worth and was about to check out noticed your smile.
Gosh, you sure have a very attractive smile, made me slam on my brakes, do a U turn kaypoh over here.
Wow! You sure an eloquent blogger.
Ahhh, you in Bath, UK, huh?
I was last there wayyyy back in 1963. Yes, you read that correct, not typo.
Anyway, nice blog you have.
Here's wishing you a very happy new year, and to all at home.
You keep well and have a nice day, Msiagirl, UL.

msiagirl said...

Hi Uncle Lee, thanks for dropping by and leaving me a very sweet comment! I wasn't so surprised at your dates as I have visited your blog before and even told my mum about it, as I enjoyed your cerita a lot :D You have a nice day too, Uncle!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Awww I can just imagine the little girls with their CNY buns! You must send me pics!

Looks like you've had a pretty hectic period. Remember to stop and smell the roses. I'm always online if you wanna say hi. Hugs.

WokandSpoon said...

Happy Chinese New Year! Hope this year is a great one for you!

msiagirl said...

LL: Hey!! Did not get pics on the day but will dress them up for photo shoot for Poh Poh (Granma) soon. Hope to catch up soon!

W&S: Happy New Year to you too! I hope you've managed to settle in and enjoy your own home now! Will visit your blog soon and catch up too.

I'll think I'll just have photo blog mode till I can do writing mode, so there won't be so many gaps. What do you think? :)

gRaCe said...

Happy New Year to you, dear! Thanks for the wishes u left for me in my comments page. Really sweet. =D

msiagirl said...

Hi Grace! Nice to hear from you my dear - May this year be a Happy one for you.