Monday, September 24, 2012

Shopping at Designer Brand Outlet

Cheshire Oak Outlet (COO) is one of the designer brand outlets in the UK. It is located at Cheshire district in Chester. It was quite famous as it is the largest outlet in this country. There are more than hundreds of boutiques such as Clarks, Gap, Timberland, Next, Mark and Spencer, Reebok, Levi's, Lee Cooper, and just to name a few..Oh Burberry, L.K Bennette, Mulberry, Polo Ralph Laurens, Tommy Hillfiger, Calvin Klein Jeans too! You can go here. Seriously, it was like a shopping paradise to me because almost everything is cheap! Believe me, you can't never get enough and can spend hours there..until they close! :D

The first time we went to COO was during Boxing Day 2006 and the second time was last year, during my parents visit. We took them there as we were on our way to Scotland on our UK roadtrip! (will try to update it one by one ;)) Like us, my parents really enjoyed shopping there too compare to Bicester Village (BV) before. ;P Anyway, though last year we went in May, but most of the boutiques got at least 50% discount! some even got 70% discount! so heaven i tell you..hehe. The first boutique which my parents went in was of course la Clarks! Clarks is originally from UK so logically it was much much cheaper compare Clarks in Malaysia. Most Malaysian if they came here, they will surely find Clarks! :)

Ok. Enjoy the pics!

me and kids with tok Mak and Tok Bah..posed in front Travelodge where we stayed in..before off we go to COO 

me and my catches at GAP. 50%? Voilaa...all cheap, gerams/

hahaha the eins were bribed with ice creams while mommy shopping 

my Iris, all comots but yet so innocent..hehehe

1 month old and smiley lil Zafri..very calm and deep in slumber...good boy!

a model wannabe :P

the eins did not allow me to do more shopping..dah boring la tue..kesian anak ummi..

see, Tok Mak and Tok Bah happy sakan borong kt Clarks..! hehe

with so clingy ever granddaughters..;)

and me missing so much to cuddle this prince charming of mine after shopping..arghh ummi sgt rindu time adik Zafri baby..huhu time really flies!

Anyway, i have been to few other outlets besides COO the oned at Ashford, Freeport and Livingston but i still like Cheshire Oak Outlet more! For more info, please go to It's the cheapest so far, highly recommended!! And it's also already near to Manchester and Liverpool which have many tourist attractions your journey will be worth it..not only shopping but also can go sightseeing which i love to do most! ;) hehehe..Oh yea, next time want to try Swindon Outlet plak! Heee.

Ok Till then, Wassalam.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Open House and In Laws Arrival


We attended kak Zaitul and Ana's open house after went to the embassy. Sorry, i already forgot the menu (i just remember, Lemang! :P) and i do not take the picture of the scrumptious food on the table...sorry..! :( At that time, only my body was there but my mind was off wandering and keep thinking about my dissertation. huhu haru hokey..but i promise i have so many other pictures when we were at their house. heheh :P

Also this year, my in laws came to celebrate Eid with us. They were FIL, MIL, SIL, her husband and daughter and BIL. All of them had safely arrived on the eve of second raya. Alhamdulillah, we were so happy and thankful to have them here after more than a year not seeing each other. My MIL also kindly cooked us Nasi Dagang, Laksa and Laksam!! Over more than a year, we havent eat  it! So mama's more than willing to cook for her anak menantu and cucu2 :D Though, just arrived but mama still had energy to cook all that for the next day during our open house. Thank you so much, mama! ;)

So enjoy the pics!

with kak Zaitul and co.
hubby and still sleepy Zafri with bro Hanif
the kids and toys cannot be separated :P
credit to kak Azan for this pic. I loike..perasan mcm ank sorg je..padahal? hehe
with kak Azan and Co..before going to Ana's place for another open house 
worried me at Ana's place.  haha i was that worried and it was shown all over my face..Aihh penangan dissertation... :D
how i wish i was still a kid so i dont have to think about dissertation or anything but playing balloons! 
or trying out wisels and blowing it loudly as they like! hehehe..
Zafri with his pacifier-lookalike wisel hee
it was also Dahlia's 8th birthday...that's why all the balloons and the wisels ;)
Dahlia with her marvellous looking and delicious birthday cake made by her mom. untung maknya pakar buat kek2 ni :)

also had a photoshoot session at ana;s well-kept backyard
with kak Azan n co.
with Ana and co. , the host..yg dah pon balik Msia last two weeks..she's in the same uni with me, cuma lain course je. ;)
and here is the picture with our first guest from Bristol, Farah and Bro Imran. they were in London on the first Syawal, they visited us after went to Rumah Malaysia. Thanks for coming! Obviously, not many pics were taken due to my fenin2 lalat head..huhu.. 
my kitchen on the second raya..ready for our open house..
Nasi Dagang is the main menu! Nyumsss n The guests loved it...thanks again to  mama.  aritu dah berguru dah dgn mama tp tatau la bila nak try buat!..hehehehe...
Zafri pertama kali berbaju melayu..tq tok mak sponsor baju zafri..wpon besar sket tp ok je..tahun dpn bley pki lg..hehehehe..
the Eins wore their new baju raya...sponsored by mama tok..tq mama tok! ;)
then a must family photo before the guests arrived..:)
mama and kakak ceria dan dah ready nak sambut tetamu hehe..
antara tetamu2 yg datang..;)

Hehe too many pictures to even write the captions!! tu pon banyak lagi gambar yang tak dpt nak share kt sini..huhu But hopefully, the pictures have told everything k ;D Alhamdulillah open house daripada pukul 2PM smpi ke 8PM, namun sangat puas hati walaupun kepenatan...hehehehe..Thanks kepada semua tetamu yg datang! Panjang umur kita jumpa lagi raya tahun depan k, insyaAllah. :))