Saturday, December 29, 2012



My good friend since secondary school came visiting me few days ago for Christmas break. It has been years since we met last time. When i know Lilie got studying in York, i was excited and have always wished to meet up soon. Alhamdulillah we finally met. She came by train and we fetched her at King's Cross station. We were so happy to see each other and we chatted in the car like no body business. Zahin also annoyed with us, she said we were too loud. :D

Lilie was excited to see the Malay food at Malaysian Hall. But  honestly they were not as good as they look..and  as usual,  they're not cheap as well. huhu.

Lilie in front of the souvenirs shop at Bayswater..awal2 lagi dah bawak dia pegi beli souvenirs. :P

Afterwards, we took Lilie to Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park. Yup, again for us huhu. And still it's not a suitable time to go. It's on Sunday and it's freaking crowded! We can't stay any longer. But i managed to find the magical ice rink in the middle of the Winter Wonderland. It's decorated beautifully with all the hanging bulb lights but that's all. My girls also did not asked to play any rides so we dismissed quite early than i had expected. Hihi. 

Lilie and I camwhoring on Tube. 
 On the next day, i had a day out with Lilie. We felt like a school girl again hihi. Reminiscing our old days during our train and tube journey to Central London. Haha! Mind you that was my first time flee after two years. Well, it's not easy to escape from my kids ok. Hubby had to take them out to the Community library first, only then we walked off  to Seven Kings station. :)(Thanks Sayang! ^^) 

just arrived at the most crowded street in London,  it's Oxford Street babeh!
 at first i planned to bring Lilie to Harrod's but when i checked the stops in the train (Tube), i saw the Oxford Circus station just two stops away from Holborn station, the station that we should stop and change train to take Piccadilly line if we want to go to Harrod's. Since it's already one way, so we did not stop. We went straight to Oxford Circus station to go to Oxford Street. since it was a Christmas Eve, the street was even more crowded. Honestly, i felt so nervous to be a tourist guide and i was lost in the crowd not knowing which way to go. Huhu. Luckily, there was a signboard and a map therefore it saved my life! What do you expect, that was my first time going to Oxford Street! huhu shamed on me...dah dua tahun dok kt London baru ni sampai Oxford Street. T_T Nak buat macam mana, it's a bit tedious to go with kids and buggies in such a crowded place..that's why we kept postponing it until the right times come. :D

Nice decoration at House of Fraser. HoF sales dia best giler but not everything on sale though! :( Lilie beli perfume, i beli handbag utk customer..

haha first time masuk Selfridge. Mmg selfridge, dah masuk rasa tak nak keluar sbb waa cantik sgt. Wakakaka! Selfridges hampeh sale dia still mahal....Grrrrr! sabo je la. So window shopping aje la...;P

Merry christmas to whoever celebrate...Peace! :D

at Oxford Circus tube underground. Credit pic to an Italian lad...;)

On the way home, we took Distict line instead of Central Line because hubby had told us to stop at Dagenham East. Kak Yaya and Aswat invited us over to their place for a dinner. Aww, so nice of them. Rupanya hubby took kids to their house to play with their kids. Hubby told me, my kids were at the best behaviour. Enjoy main with friends, distracted habis sampai tak ingat ummi langsung. Dengan Zafri, Zafri skali ok. Sabo je la..ummi all the time ingat ok ke tak diorang ni. Siap beli present lg sorang satu kt Disney Store kt Oxford Street tu. Upah..takut balik rumah sume pakat merajuk dgn ummi at least adalah hadiah nk divert to kan. Hehehe..

Reunion Maahad Muar SPM Batch 1998 with Sarah n Bro Din. hubby excluded sbb dia sekolah lain..kekeke...
 During Christmas day, we all went to Southampton to visit our friend Sarah. Her husband was also in the same school with Lilie and me. So we knew him quite well too. Thanks Sarah for a lovely dinner and hospitality. Unexpectedly, we sleptover at their place that night because our car had a problem. The engine oil leaked badly until our car released smoked on the way to Soton. Sampai bau hangit tak berani lah ktrg nak balik ke London malam tu jgk...dah la Chrismas hari cuti, kalau anything happened on the motorway sape nak tolong kan..huhu..aihh tu dah unexpected cost..lari budget nak berboxing day esoknya. Wakaka! Ni citer dalam entry lain la eh..Hehe..

Us after so many rounds of yummilicious breakkie before off to'boxing'. ada Mee bandung lagi..hmm..Tqvm Sarah! ^^
 Finally, it was time to bid a goodbye. Lilie's ticket on 27th of December and at the same station, King's Cross station. Station ni ada Platform magic Harry Potter's movie, Platform 9 and 3/4. Hehe tak perasan pon sebelum ni..Masa mertua dtg Summer haritu kami pergi Edinburgh naik kt King's Cross. Kalau tau boleh posing kt platform HP ni. Tade rezeki derg..:)

Zahin je ikut ummi hantar aunty Lilie smpi kt dalam..Babah tunggu dlm kereta because  kt situ tak boleh parking lama2..lagipun Iris dan Zafri tgh tidur.

Lilie and I, till we meet again in shaa Allah. Credit pic to Izzahin Hisham. :)

It's our pleasure to have you with us, Lilie. Do come and visit us again, ok. You're always welcome!:)

Sunday, December 23, 2012



The Christmas holiday already started yesterday. The Eins will be having two weeks school break while Hubby will be having only a week. But it's already good enough! Yay! The Christmas sales are   also still on-going and then the awaited Boxing Day will be on 26th. Can't wait! ^^

But before the school close officially, the Eins had a small Christmas party in their classroom. It's a pot-luck party. Wow, i loikee. ;) So their teacher put the food-list on the class window then the parents only need to tick what they want to bring during the party.

So I'd ticked juices, sandwiches and table cloth for both Eins. Hehe. Among other in the list are Halal samosas, chocolates, crisps, cakes, paper plate, cups, napkins and etc. According to my girls, they really enjoyed the party, exchanged Christmas cards and played games. Total fun!

But I was a bit surprised and frustrated to find when i fetched Iris because onle she's wearing the schol uniform! neither the teacher inform us nor the letter. But, then i was fine seeing my lil Iris did not bother at all. ;)

So, we do not plan yet where to go on this holiday but we will think about it. After all my friend from York will come over so maybe just bring her sightseeing around London. 

Ok, happy holiday everyone!:)

Iris during the last day, bringing home her self-made santa's sock, the home-made sandwiches for their party, the rest pictures taken during shopping groceries at Tesco...:D

Thursday, December 20, 2012



Actually i should update this long before. It's Zahin's nursery portfolio at RONEC. I really love ambience at RONEC, it was under UK government so the fee was zero. It is Montessori, the classes were bright with colours and have overloaded books, stationery as well as toys! The staffs are awesome, all warm and friendly. I still remember her class teacher, Tim and his assistant, Theresa came to visit us at home for the first time. They interviewed me about zahin's personality and watching her drawing and trying to communicate with her. She was well cooperated, surprisingly. hehe..And we had the good news straight away that Zahin was being accepted to RONEC. We were so thankful. 

In conclusion, Zahin loves RONEC, She always eager and looked forward to go next day and she was sad and cried if she missed it. She stayed and graduated there. She really had great and memorable moments there. She made friends and her best friend named Tamana. Tim said that she's doing great, her English improved tremendously in short time. We were so happy to hear from Tim and we looked forward every meeting with him for her progress. I can't get from Zahin because she's not kinda telling me. But the way Tim told us, she's actually doing/learning a lot of things. And luckily everything was recorded nicely in her portfolio. ^^ And we were quite impressed to see her activity and comment reviews from Tim and nursery assistants. :)

We think she did a great job! Well done, dear! Mmuuah..To RONEC staffs..Zahin hearts you and will always remember all of you. :)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012



On last 7th of December, it had marked our second year in London. Tomorrow, 19th of December will be my blog's 2nd anniversary ( that's why the new template! credit to ;)) So, it is a double celebration! ^^

MashaAllah, time really flies. So many ups and downs as well as important things to share but yet too occupied to do so. ;P Sorry my dearest hubby and kids, :( In shaa Allah I will try to make it up one by one later, okay. Also, will try to update everyday from now on. Hehehe yo la tue. 

Oh ooh, time is running out for us. But In shaa Allah we still have time so it should be fully utilized from now on. In shaa Allah, amin!

Happy 2nd Anniversary to my blog. I love you...Credit to Google ;)

Thursday, December 13, 2012



A letter was given by Zahin's class teacher when i fetched her yesterday. I was too busy to look at it at that time so i just put in my bag quickly. Everything must be quick during that time coz i want to make sure that Iris will not be out of sight since the parents and children are everywhere..afraid if she was lost in such crowd. Huhu..

At home, Zahin suddenly mentioned that everybody in her class should be dressed up in fairy-tales theme on tomorrow then i remembered about the letter. Yes, the letter was about it. Hmm luckily, we already bought a Cinderella gown earlier this year so she said she's going to wear it! Actually, during her reception year in last year she also had the same theme so I guess they acknowledge about it and did the same theme again so parents can save from buying other different theme costume. Very considerate of them!

So this morning, i ironed her gown and dressed her up. Since it is already winter so i put a dark blue cardigan altogether on her. Last year, she wore inner but looked messy to my eyes ;p so this time around she wears the cardigan and looks so sweet and pretty! ;)

Hubby felt a bit embarrassed to usher her to school today hihi not the whole school had, only for Year 1..but he said all Year 1 children are wearing the fairytales including Mrs. H, their class teacher! What's she wearing?? Miss red riding hood, babeh..! She's so sporting, sporting enough to let us the parents took her pictures with our child when we fetched them. Hehe..

Wednesday, December 12, 2012



Lately, Zahin prefers heavy meals for her lunch. May be because it is already cold so she tends to be hungry easily and need more than just a sandwich. :D So when I ask what she wants to have for her lunch, she will quickly answer rice! Hehe. 

Before this, I used a normal plastic container for her food but the food will be cold by lunch time. I can imagine she eats the cold meal, poor her. That's why she can't finish even a sandwich..kesian anak ummi.:(

So yesterday, i remember that i had bought the thermos container last year. Where is it? Well, I found them in the box on top the kitchen cabinet. I seldom use it! Why buying if not using it right? Deng. From now on, she gonna use it. ;)

Luckily, the lid can be opened and closed easily. So Zahin got no problem with it! And she's happy to bring the thermos to school. Ye la kot dia tak nak sbb besar, lain dpd org lain ke. dah la macam mangkuk tingkat kan. ;p

Alhamdulillah, i noticed that she almost finished everything that i prepared for her lunch yesterday (selalu sayur la yg tak habis :() compare if used the normal container. Sedaplah kan bukak2 container tu nasi dan lauk masih panas lg. ;)

Hmm kt rumah ni, sorang tekak org kampung nak makan nasi berlauk, yg lain tekak western and light eater..jadi kene prepare at least two kinds of food but not everyday la..tengok pada masa n mood ummi jg..hehehe

dalamnya tak yah la tunjuk, nasi berlauk biasa je..sayur kacang dgn sotong, dan ayam goreng :) Sebelah tu utk breakfast..cheesy n chicken tortilla wrap! :)

Monday, December 10, 2012



If last year we went to the West Ham Park for Autumn photoshoot, this time around we went to the Raphael Park. The park is in Romford, just 20 minutes from home. 

It was bright sunny Autumn on that day. The golden leaves on the trees look even more golden. Love to see some of them already fall and scattered on to the ground. We truly enjoyed the scenery there. Gorgeous, Subhanallah! 

While capturing all of the scenery with our eyes and head as well as the DSLR, we did posed here and there. Be it candid or not. ;)

The park is too big for us to discover all the areas. Good enough to make me panting..and out of breath too. Huhu. Nevertheless, both hubby and me really satisfied with the outcomes. Not nearly good as the professional hehe but we love all the pictures. Another memory of Autumn season while we are still here in London. :)