2016 Reading Challenge

I set myself a challenge last year – to read 2 books a month.  I may not have strictly follow that rule but I’m happy I exceeded my own expectations.  I ended up reading 28 books in 2016.  I’ve decided to continue this challenge in 2017.  🙂



No Facebook for 1 month

A bet with Dav. If I win, he will have to cook AND wash the dishes for 1 month. I’ve managed to survive for 2 weeks.

I wouldn’t consider myself an addict, but I do spend a fair amount of time reading/checking Facebook. This is a good reason for me to get back to blogging. Also a friend recently commented about our travelogue and encouraged me to continue sharing.

Will probably try to update the blog as much as I can, including all the holidays we have taken since end of 2013!


A few colleagues got together and formed a team to do Movember. During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

To support my colleagues in this great cause, the ladies in the team (Mo Sista) is organising a bake sale to give a helping hand. So I’ll be baking some cookies in the shape of moustache to contribute to the bake sale.

If you want to contribute, here’s the link.

It’s my Birthday!

My birthday was on Monday but I feel like celebrating everyday of this week 🙂

I had lots of surprises this year. Dav did a really good job.

Surprise No. 1

Dav bought me a Cotton Candy Maker!! I remember telling him about wanting one few months ago. Can’t believe he really got me one. He even bought me 2 flavoured sugar, strawberry and apple.

Coincidentally my younger sis also bought me the exact same thing! We reckon great minds think a like. hahahahahaha

It’s a 50s style cotton candy maker.

First home made apple flavoured cotton candy.

Surprise No. 2

Then on my birthday I received a huge box from M&S. The box turns out to be a bouquet of roses & tulips. So pretty!


The flowers are so pretty and smells so good too. Hopefully it can last long. It certainly attracts a lot of attention to my desk.

Surprise No. 3

We went to a pub in Holborn before dinner. After arriving less then 5 mins suddenly I saw NB arriving… followed by CL. Then 10 mins later VB was there too! Dav had secretly invited my girlfriends to come for drinks. We had a good catch up since I’ve been away for 2 weeks.