Sunday, 20 June 2010

James Thomas

Announcing the arrival of….

This is a back dated post - apologies for not posting earlier!

Dear Readers, I am officially a grandma, albeit a step grandma – haha. My step daughter K, gave birth to little James Thomas on Monday night (14 June) at 11.08 pm. Little JT is 3 weeks early. His original due date was supposed to be 4 July! He is actually a miracle baby as she has cystic ovaries and thought she would not be able to conceive naturally.

She is a dentist and just before she knew she was pregnant, she was not feeling well. So her patients asked her if she was pregnant and she laughed and said that it was not possible. But since a couple of her patients mentioned it, she decided to get a test kit to see if she was really pregnant and lo and behold, she was. But as she did not want to tempt fate, she did not tell anyone until she was in her third month. And as they say, the rest is history…..

Pat will be boring Grand – da, but I didn’t want to be called Nana or Grandma, so I have decided that he will call me Oma – which is the German term. It think it’s short and sweet and easy to pronounce.

For a Caucasian baby, don’t you think he has quite a full head of hair?

James Thomas with mum

with mum

with parents

With grandparents

Saturday, 19 June 2010


Flowers in my garden

Look at the 2nd picture below and you can see why it's nick named snap dragon. If you press on the flower, it snaps!
Snap dragon

Snap dragon 1


Dog rose



These are actually winter flowers and yet they are blooming now. I think they must be bit confused! hehe. And the plants you see in the background are chilli plants. They have tiny buds, so fingers crossed, if I get any chillies, will take some pictures.


Pink poppy

Friday, 18 June 2010

Food pictures

Food pictures

You know sometimes when the mood just isn't there? That's me now. My mind's a blank and so I thought I'd just post some of the food that I have cooked during the last few weeks.

Yong Tau Fu

Turkey Kitsune

Liver and spring onions

Steamed seabass

Nasi Lemak

Oyako Don

Stir fried chicken livers

Chicken with Szechuan veg (preserved veg)

Angled loofah/Ketola/Kak kueh

Angled loofah omelette

Thursday, 17 June 2010



Just want to say sorry to everyone who has been visiting and finding no new posts here. As I told Mamafami when she asked me why no new posts?.... I said... No 1 - I am lazy... No 2... my laptop charger died and was waiting for new one to arrive.

It has arrived, so please be patient for a few more days. I will try to post on Sat.

Thank you very much for your patience!