Friday, 14 November 2008

Funfilled Friday

I ate my way through Friday. The dim sum lunch was lovely and grandma was so happy to meet the boys, she was dressed in her colourful best. We ordered peking duck and many steaming hot bamboo trays of dumplings, rice rolls and savoury pastries.
Group photo at the restaurant with the kids' grandma and aunt.


CH and I met in the evening and we decided to go for ice cream at Swensens since we had plenty of time to spare. At a typical wedding dinner, the food will only be served at 8.30pm and we didn't want to end up with a growling tummy. We shared the Banana crumble which came on a sizzling skillet with caramelized fresh banana slices, vanilla ice cream and a drench of butterscotch cream sauce. It was YUMMY!

Dinner was also very enjoyable. The couple looked gorgeous, dressed in their finery. It was a huge gathering of friends, colleagues and relatives, all bent on sharing the joyous moments with the newly wedded couple. Both the bride and groom are photographers, so they had many photographer friends showing support with their big shooting equipment. Even their friends, the award winning Tang Quartet, played the lively number "When I'm 64" by the Beatles at the reception.

The lovely couple.

And their friends.

Our friend's adorable baby stole the limelight the entire night. She's such a little bundle of energy, her parents were chasing her around the hall throughout dinner!


Trying to wriggle out of my arms.


Her parents had to resort to all kinds of tricks just to keep her quiet for one minute! Oh, but isn't she a cutie?.

12 comments:

The World According To Me said...

You look gorgeous! Love your dress.

The cake and the happy couple look lovely, as does the cute little girl.

Did you say banana crumble? With butter-scotch sauce? Yummy! Glad you had a nice time.

The Real Mother Hen said...

Ah wedding, wedding is always lovely.

Everyone is tightening the belts here. There is no joy, despite the festive season is fast approaching. This is going to be one long hard winter.

:()

Amel's Realm said...

Ohhhh...I LOVE that family pic! Grandma looks SO neat and happy, too! ;-D

And LOVE your HUGE LAUGHTER as the little girl tried to wriggle out of your arms hi hi...that girl is CUTE as a button! ;-D

La Delirante said...

I must agree with the world according to me that you look gorgeous and I also love your dress :)

"At a typical wedding dinner, the food will only be served at 8.30pm and we didn't want to end up with a growling tummy"...I have been to two Maltese weddings so far and there has been no dinner as such...just snacks...in my country though, dinner is usually served at 10 pm approximately (weddings).

Your grandmother looks very young and I also like the colour of her dress :)

Have a lovely Sunday!

shello said...

i've missed ya! i have so much catching up to do...i don't have internet at home so it'll take some time. hugs to the boys :)

Nick Phillips said...

You all looked like you had a grand time :D

Blur Ting said...

World - tnaks for the compliments. Yes, that ice cream is too yummy but a little too sweet. The cake is very buttery and the bottom is a bit burnt from the sizzling pan but it is delicious!

Blur Ting said...

MH -here too. The shopping malls are quieter than before. Lots of retrenchments going on here...

Blur Ting said...

Amel - Oh yes, that little girl, so cute but so active!

Blur Ting said...

Wen - Oh, no food? Here we have more than enough food but we usually give a generous money gift to the couple. Dinner at 10pm!! I would have fainted!

Blur Ting said...

Hey Shello! So good to see you. Read your blog and am so happy to see things are going well there. Hugs to you and your kids too!

Blur Ting said...

Nick - yes, always nice to see old friends. I smiled so much until my face ached.