Posts Tagged ‘Gifts’

Chillax

28/10/2015

Learned a new word! Chill and relax put together, becomes Chillax!

 

Hubby had a special gift for his birthday – a coupon for two to have a full body massage. Fantastic!

I am the one who likes the massage more, but this promised to be one that he might enjoy too. The only drawback was that a three-day notice was needed. Days went by and it became weeks. We still hadnt gone!

Then one day, on the spur of the moment (otherwise known as having a long full and shoulder aching day) he called the place and asked if they had an opening.

They did!

And off we went.

This was the first step – having a foot soak of five minutes and then having the foot dried.
IMG_1580Needless to say we had a really nice shoulder unknotted time… great way to hit the sack after. Ahhhhhh

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An Important Wedding

22/06/2015

One thing that will happen when I go for my holiday away will be that I will be missing a very important wedding. I know, I know – if it’s that important, why would I miss it? Well, it’s because I had booked this flight before the wedding date was confirmed! Important though, because of the people involved – Hubby and I are quite close with them, having gone through much with them. I have to sigh. Nothing can be done…

Let me tell you about this wedding. It’s going to be the most amazing one. The colour scheme to begin with is not the usual white, cream, silver, blue, or even pink. This will be themed in fuchsia, no less! Not only fuchsia, but the other colours are white and purple. Reminds me of the actual flower!

The planning began ages ago, as most wedding are apt to be these days. The couple have spent a lot of time looking for the perfect outfits, the right photographers, the best wedding and dinner venues, and of course, the absolute must-have-one-of-a-kind wedding favours. They have looked at shops and stores, and even online. Actually, there are amazing items on offer online. For instance, look at this site; I mean, check these out, great prices! I am certain that I will be missing a really special event indeed. But I am thankful that I will nonetheless have something uniquely beautiful given to me to commemorate this day.

Quite a Shop!

28/06/2014

 

My friend, having been resident in the land for many years, knew exactly where she wanted to take me to next. This, I am told, is the best place to get these fresh produce, and in bulk!

So we head to this place and get an parking space very nearby. I am rather taken aback at the cost of parking, but I am told that this is because this is practically in the heart of the city.

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As soon as I part those plastic sheets, the amazing array of smells hit me. Tumeric. Curry. You name it, they have it.

After trying to pronounce the name of the shop with the right accent (They are Greek, I am told) I go mooching about. IMG_8410There are so many items here that it takes us quite a while to explore everything. Even the basic chia seeds has so many varieties.IMG_8406Altogether a good shopping trip as I end up buying more things…. We get things for ourselves, for our friends. Some are healthy things like the chia seeds. Others are kind of “sinful” like fat-rich macadamia nuts! Haha!

Four in One

25/03/2014

 

We walked into this shop. Arrow #3 and I were hunting for some nice tops.

We had walked to quite a few places already. No joy.

Then as we were leaving, something caught our eye. The shape of the big bag was cute. We checked the price. It was reasonable. Then I opened it up to see what was inside. Expecting stuffed paper I asked Arrow #3 to come closer so I could pass her the stuffing whilst I checked for inside compartments.

Imagine our surprise when we realised that there was a smaller bag inside.

Then our surprise grew when we opened that one to find yet another smaller bag.

You would think that we would be sufficiently surprised by the time we got to the fourth bag.
IMG_4647Well, the other major surprise was that the original already-reasonable price was not for one bag, but for all four. That was SUCH an amazing deal, Arrow #3 and I got a set each!

 

When Small Things Make A Big Impact

22/03/2014

I didn’t think I had done much.

Thought it was the least someone ought to do to help.

Small matter but it made a difference I guess.

So they got together and did a special card.

They took the time to find a card.

And then to write on it

And what’s more, to decorate it!
IMG_3969This small gesture, to me, means more than they know. Thankfulness is such a rare thing amongst young ones these days. So thankful for their thanks.

 

Kept Waiting

14/03/2014

 

This gaudily bright package is three months old. We saw the contents in a shop and immediately decided that it would make a perfect gift for Arrow#3 so we bought it.Purple01 1The problem was trying to keep it hidden from her until it was time for her birthday.

So I did the most practical thing to do – hid it in plain sight… in a different way. I wrapped it up and left it out. She can’t touch it till her birthday and I can be assured that she won’t discover it too early.

Mean right? Haha

Well tomorrow then…

 

Special Shopping

14/03/2014

 

Hubby went shopping … It’s Arrow #3’s eighteenth birthday coming up. It’s special. So he went looking and sent me lots of images of what he found. Images like these.IMG_5212Not bad, right? But it’s not our dear birthday gal’s taste. She’s not into this sort of jewellery.

So he had to walk more, send more and check out more. Finally by the end of the day we were successful. I even drove all the way over to the hypermall where he was to take a personal look.

And yes, we did get her pearls but not these ones.

 

Pint-sized Fun!

16/02/2014

Our foster son’s first gift to our youngest Arrow was a ukulele!

IMG_4652Needless to say, our Arrow got right in to compare it with the  guitars at home and then started to learn to play. Soon she will be looking to get a ukelele so that she can learn more pieces.

Meanwhile as doting parents, we have to be patient as she learns how to hold the chords and a different stye of strum…. fits her though. She is pint-sized, just like the ukulele!

Butterflies!

16/01/2014

 

Look what I was given recently! Not only a document holder, but WHAT a document holder! It’s covered with colours and specifically, butterflies!IMG_4019Given to me by a good friend…

Price tag was still on at the back though Haha!

 

Burlap for Christmas

01/01/2014

I am still in a holiday mood. So much so that I haven’t removed the decorations.

Under our tree for the past few years, we have the same decoration. Burlap.

BurlapI am so into burlap. Doesn’t it look just right? I plan to add to my collection. I already have a lovely bag which could be a stocking….  Now all I need is just a burlap runner to complete the look!