Life, Parenting

Happy Mothers Day!

Hi Everyone,

First of all , Happy Mothers Day to all the mums and grandmas out there. Nothing happened in the Travelgirl’s household as we are all recovering from our virus in particular. We did go out for a nice Korean lunch and we got take away for dinner so I don’t need to cook tonight. The boys did give me a really nice gift, a card and a bookmark. There was also a photo block Daddy E got done especially for the day which was a nice touch.

The boys both painted a pot for the plant they were going to give me. Then they started planting the flower 2 weeks prior to the Mothers Day so by the time came around, the leaves were already out. Baby M made a bookmark for me and Baby E wrote me a card with his limited writing skills.

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I love the gifts and I hope all the mums and grandmas had an enjoyable day!

Travelgirl

 

food, Life, Uncategorized

Happy Valentines Day!

Hi Everyone,

It’s that time of the year where we celebrate this day with the special someone. If you don’t have a partner, it isn’t a bad thing as you can save a bit of money and headache of preparing for this day. For the past few years, my other half and I haven’t really celebrated on the main day as we find the restaurants are packed with people, over priced and just overall another day to get slaughtered. But we do buy each other a small gift on the day and have a nice meal some other day.

This year I bought him some special handmade chocolates which comes in different box size and he bought me a cake. We didn’t speak to each other beforehand and we both ended up getting something to eat rather than an item.

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How did you celebrate Valentines Day?

Thanks for reading

Travelgirl

Life

People’s Day – Happy Birthday Everyone!!

Hi Everyone,

Today is the 7th day of the first month from the Chinese calendar which is also called “People’s Day” 人日. It is said from old tales that this day was when humans were created therefore it is also everyone’s birthday. Many Asian cities will be celebrating this special day as well.

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source: pixabay

In the olden days, people would have firecrackers to celebrate this wonderful day – the day people were born. They would try to avoid killing animals or doing things that would hurt a life. As it is very close to Chinese New Year, people tend to celebrate this day together with the rest of the new year celebrations. As usual, it will be with food, food and you guessed it, food!

Does your culture have any special celebrations similar to this day from the Chinese calendar?

Thanks for reading

Travelgirl

Life, travel

Spending New Years Eve with Travelgirl

Hi Everyone,

After hosting our last Steem Monsters tournament for the year last night, it is time for some relaxing time! We decided not to go out to watch the fireworks because the weather in Sydney is too hot and stuff to be outdoors for an extended period of time. The weather forecast also mentioned rain and storm so I guess also it was a wise choice to stay indoors.

We just came back from a weekend away yesterday so still lots of washing to be done. We had loads of fun spending time at the resort pool, eating great food and play big 2 and mahjong which I haven’t touched since uni days. I probably became the biggest “water fish” the whole weekend. Oh well, I guess it was all for fun and everyone had a great time. More on that weekend trip later in another blog entry.

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The view from our room at the resort

We are planning tonight to watch the fireworks at 9am with the kids on TV after dinner then try to stay awake for the countdown fireworks which Sydney is famous for each year. What are your plans for new years Eve?

Hope you all have a great time!

Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019!!