Sunday, March 30, 2008

Summer Time starts today

The UK push time forward by one hour for daylight saving time today, and so UK is now 7 hours behind Malaysia again. I didnt realised until I went to Morrisons supermarket after my morning jog to buy something. It was 9.30am when I reached Morrisons, and the sign is showing that the store only open at 11am on Sundays. Strange thing is, the main door is already opened and many people were already inside the store as well. I went up to the customer service counter to confirm, and the lady said this time is for browsing only, and I can only make payment at 11am. So I went away, feeling bewildered, why would these people here browsing for 1.5hours??? isnt that too long? Only after hearing the repeated announcement over the PA system : the shop is only open for browsing only from 10.30 to 11am, it finally clicked that.. 'hey... daylight saving starts today... tat's why... hehe'

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Carrot Cake

I made it! Hehe, now at least I knew how to bake one type of cake - the carrot cake. My mom is good at baking, but somehow I never pick it up from her. I remembered she used to bake birthday cakes for us every year when me and my sisters were kids, and we loved it.

Now that I have so much free time during the weekends in the UK, I've decided to indulge myself in baking (yeah, indulge... just love the smell of something-is-baking :) and so I've asked Grace for her cake recipes, and she has pointed me to this carrot cake recipe. Its quite easy to make, except the grating part, coz I dont have a food processor. First try, the cake turned out to be too moist, coz I use the wrong size of grater that produced too much carrot juice. Then thanks to Grace again, for taking a picture of her grater and showing it to me. and Voila, the cake was perfect at my second attempt!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

The UK celebrates Easter with Snow!

Easter marks the official start of Spring, but we had snow this morning, on the 1st day of spring! According to the news, this year easter is the earliest in last 90 years, i guess that's why. Woke up at about 6.30 to go to the loo with sleepy eyes, which brighten up when I saw the snow outside the windows.

poor cat, who took a shelter from the snow

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Its Spring!

altho its still freezing cold in the UK :) nevertheless, all life have started waking up. These photos are taken in Edinburgh..

a new beginning!

spring style furniture display from John Lewis

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Happy Mothers Day

oh no, I did not get the dates mixed up... the whole UK is celebrating Mothers Day today, and not in May as when we Malaysian will celebrate mothers day. This day in the UK falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent, which is exactly 3 weeks before Easter Sunday. Apparently Malaysia follows the American's mothers day, which falls on the 2nd Sunday in May :) and when I 'wikipedia' it, other than these two, Mother's Day is actually celebrated on different dates throughout the world!

Anyway, since I am now in the UK, Happy Mother's Day to all mothers in the world :)