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Castles. Dinners. Boomerangs.

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The days in UK has been awesome since the last time I blogged.
We visited Windsor castle, one of the oldest castle around, yesterday.
It’s really beautiful & what I liked most about it would be the Doll’s House – really exquisite & gorgeous!
The architecture of the castle was awesome beyond words!

Button’s colleague here brought us around Royal Ascot area & showed us around the districts where the rich and famous resides.
We went to check out Eton College as well, one of THE outstanding school here.
I’m not as thrilled as the rest of them (who were all teachers)though,
but I’m really amazed by how gorgeous the school buildings are here.
Why aren’t schools in Singapore made like this?

What I find most beautiful about this neighborhood though, is how all the doors are all different here.
I find them strangely attractive.

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Button’s colleague, Winston who is in his 50s by the way, then brought us to his home for dinner!
This has got to be the best meal I’ve had here in UK.
I’m really lucky and honoured to be sit in an English home to have a traditional English dinner.

Here’s the hungry Buttons at the nicely set up dining table.

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If all traditional English dinners are like the one we had, I can only say “WOW!”

It started off with appetizers – assorted pastries served with champagne.
They were served in the front garden & we enjoyed our food in the nice warm sun.

We then had our main course which is the smoked salmon,
with salads, mushroom stewed with bamboo shoots, lots of potatoes cooked in different ways.
The food was passed round the table in serving dishes & it feels really heart warming eating like that.
All these were served with white wine in exquisitely crafted crystal wine glasses.

Just as we thought it would be end of dinner, Winston’s wife, Veronica, brought out an array of sweets to further entice us!
Chocolate brownies with figs, baked apple pies and cheesecakes – we were all bought over instantly!
To think that you can actually CHOOSE your desserts, whoopee!
But we were all greedy so we ate all three kinds of sweets.
And she offered us beer to go with the cakes too.

and JUST AS WE THOUGHT DINNER WOULD FINALLY BE OVER, we were guided into the back garden for our last course.
Veronica brought out a tray of different kinds of cheese like mozzarella, blue cheese, cheddar and more.
They were presented nicely on a silver tray with grapes & crackers, accompanied with coffee and tea.

Goodness gracious me!

You can IMAGINE how STUFFED we were at the end of this dinner!
But honestly, this has got to be the best meal I’ve had in England.
And on top of the that, it’s the priceless experience of being able to dine with the rest in a beautiful English home that made the dinner a very enjoyable one.
Having the dinner in 3 different locations in the house.
And having champagne, wine, beer all within one meal – that’s some hefty job for the stomach (& liver) to take!
It actually left me a little tipsy after dinner! HAHAHA.

:)

We headed back to hostel by train & had to cross this huge field on our way back.
I really love how they have these vast & clean parks everywhere in England!
It does help a lot too, when the weather is so fine here during summer.

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Call me childish but I’m in love with this grass flower (no idea what it’s called) & it’s so pretty!

I’ve been doing a large part trying to help its wind pollination process while playing with it.
HAHAHAHA.
OH I love them! (I look a little stressed up in this picture below though!)

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And quoting Buttons “How can we not catch a West End Musical when we’re here in England!”
True enough, we caught Les Miserables at The Queen’s Theatre.
The theatre is a small but cosy one & it JUST feels different watching it here in London.

And undeniably, the musical was fantastic – left me sobbing and crying and lemming for more.
The male lead who played Jean Valijean gave an outstanding performance & the play ended with a standing ovation.
What a great experience!

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Buttons & I chanced upon the Soho area in here too!
I totally LOVE this place – from the colorful quiet pubs and bars to shops that are outrageously gay in your face.
The people here are very interesting & streets were littered with very well dressed young people.
The aura of this place is definitely not something you’d find locally in Singapore.
Buttons & I bought this really pretty passport cover for ourselves too!

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It’s kinda retarded because we actually “exchanged gifts” (when they are both identical)!
But to me, it’s really something memorable & meaningful because with this,
we agreed to travel together & see the world together in time.

This damn passport cover is really quite costly though, costs S$45! DAMMIT.
But oh well, definitely worth the price if it is capable of reminding both of us of our goal!
And it’s really pretty, don’t you agree? :)

OH YES & I’ve finally checked out Primark by the way, girls!

OH MY GOD. IT IS SO AWESOME!

Cheap and amazingly GOOD – thanks for the recommendation folks!
I bought hell lots of stuff from there & I’ll slowly reveal them on my blog. Hurhur.

As for today, it is really a very laid back day but I really had a lot of fun!
Actually come to think about it, it’s really kind of a small little adventure for Buttons & I.

I was in the room until Buttons came back from school with my budget pizza plus coke lunch! :p
Then we had this bizarre crazy urge to play boomerang at that big field nearby.
So he borrowed this boomerang from his neighbor and we headed out for some fun in the warm sun.
But just minutes into the ‘boomeranging”, he threw the boomerang so hard it ended up in some really dense hedges!
We ran around the huge and loooonnnngggg stretch of hedges in hopes of retrieving the boomerang,
BUT WE FAILED TO FIND IT.

Buttons was REALLY upset.
HAHAHA! It’s kinda funny when I think about it now.
I think we must have behaved like complete losers there.
I’m sure those girls having picnic near us must be laughing at us like crazy!

Anyway, we walked back to the room dejected & headed out to the nearby mart to get another boomerang for his friend.
And the shitty boomerang costs S$32!
IT’S JUST A PIECE OF PLASTIC! WTF.
AND IT’S NOT THAT FUN TO PLAY WITH ANYWAY!
I really do not understand this at all.
We also bought another frisbee for ourselves & spent the rest of the day playing our frisbee (which is so much more fun f.y.i)
HAHAHAHA.
I hope you’re not laughing at me now because I said that I had a lot of fun.
Throwing a frisbee around between 2 people may sound like boring shit to you but it’s so goddamn fun to me.
HAHAHAHA!

(OMG I LOVE BUTTONS!)

We’ll be heading out to Reading town centre again tomorrow with this hostel mates here tomorrow for a night out.
& might head out to Oxford if time permits (I hope!)
Really hope it’s gonna be another fun filled day tomorrow! Wee.

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Written by SIXPEGS

June 17, 2009 at 6:04 am

Posted in Tête-à-tête, Travels

37 Responses

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  1. WOW! I saw Lucky 7! And are that diaries? Surely you guys got alot of memories everywhere around the world as the time comes! =)

    Rin

    June 17, 2009 at 8:50 am

  2. Btw, how much you pay to get to London?

    Rin

    June 17, 2009 at 8:53 am

    • thanks shiyuan!
      i paid $1396 for return ticket by Emirates. Transit at Dubai.

      sixpegs

      June 17, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    • Thx Pegs! London trip added to my TO-G O list! =D paris paris paris paris paris!!! LOLS! tkcare!

      Rin

      June 18, 2009 at 9:20 am

  3. Do check out Oxford, and head to Bicester Village along the way!

    But if shopping is not for you, Oxford is such a quaint, pretty little thing, and you can drop by Blenheim castle where winston churchill spent his life.

    i think u will like oxford.

    have fun!

    Scarlett Ting

    June 17, 2009 at 11:07 am

    • hey girl, doubt I\’ve got the time to check out Oxford. Dammit.
      Buttons got a lot of work to finish up & I\’m kinda afraid to go alone because I got no frigging idea where it is. :(

      sixpegs

      June 17, 2009 at 6:26 pm

  4. WOW! UK seems really awesome! i wanna go there too! oh. and the passport covers are really lovely, hopefully you two will realise that pact!x) take care!

    huishan

    June 17, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    • i hope so too huishan! thanks! :D

      sixpegs

      June 18, 2009 at 6:01 pm

  5. omg.. i’m so envious of u…
    reading ur UK posts makes me wanna go London too..
    and i guess being with a loved 1 makes everything fun & meaningful…

    phOebe

    June 17, 2009 at 3:20 pm

  6. omg you sound so happy high on crack *suspicious look*

    and that flower is a dandelion la!

    janice

    June 17, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    • HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
      your reply made me LOL!
      okok. DANDELION! hahahaha. thanks!
      I kept thinking of daffodil – went to google and realised that it\’s not. :p

      sixpegs

      June 17, 2009 at 6:26 pm

  7. I LIKE! All the pictures. So full of color. How come u nv photoscape ur photos into collages like u usually do? And the passport cover is very very very nice!

    angelhmy

    June 17, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    • hey angel!

      because there is no photoscape software on mister lim yi\’s laptop.
      hahahaha. so that explains all the pictures there.
      and yea i love the passport covers too!! :D

      sixpegs

      June 17, 2009 at 6:27 pm

  8. england is lovely!!! rem to visit st paul\’s cathedral, tower of london, tower bridge, hampton court…cruisin down river thames, etc etc…there\’s a super big primark at oxford st!!! damn awesome!!! also, visit Hamley Toy store…is at bond st…anw, bond st and oxford st are connected….haf fun there and shop more stuff back!!! =)))

    anon

    June 17, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    • will visit st paul\’s cathedral, tower of london maybe, tower bridge been there, river thames cruised down already. and PRIMARK! woo! hahahaha. i think i\’d wanna go tate modern and some natural history museum or british museum or something.
      and binge drink on beer and get drunk in the afternoon. hahhaha. quite hard to achieve that with buttons though. :p

      thanks anon!

      sixpegs

      June 17, 2009 at 6:29 pm

  9. lol, your grass flower got me giggling a lil too.
    but it’s pretty, really.

    all your pictures are fab!
    were they edited?

    rain

    June 17, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    • hahaha don’t like that leh rain!
      i don’t know the name mah! :p

      these pictures i didn’t really edit much.

      sixpegs

      June 18, 2009 at 5:53 pm

  10. WAH. u good loh enjoy lifee… SHUANG RIGHT.
    hey how’s the fashion there like.. have always wondered..

    liying

    June 17, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    • haha fashion here is not too bad, if you’ve got the money.
      lots of huge department stores like h&m and topshop kinda thing.
      really a lot!

      sixpegs

      June 18, 2009 at 5:53 pm

  11. hi nice pics u have! is the black jacket that you wore in the pic blowing the grass flowers away from h&M?

    anon

    June 17, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    • hello anon, thanks! yes that jacket is from h&m. :)

      sixpegs

      June 18, 2009 at 5:54 pm

  12. We need a Primark in Singapore. It’s like the cheaper topshop.
    You look like yo had fun :)
    A getaway from Singapore is always good. Love the photos that you took dear. What camera are you using? It looks rather DSLR. :)

    I’m excited to see what you bought from Primark

    xx

    Kat

    June 18, 2009 at 1:22 am

    • haha yes i agree too that we need a primark in singapore!
      i’ve had fun. thanks. haha. :)
      i’m using canon ixus 85. not DSLR lah, i hope so man!

      primark, i didn’t really buy a lot of clothes actually.
      just 2 dresses. but lots of stockings which is like bloody cheap here!
      hairband, shoes, one hat. yup. panties.. hahhaha.

      sixpegs

      June 18, 2009 at 5:55 pm

  13. so overall you paid 1000+? anyway where did you get your eyebrows done? nice!

    hahaha

    June 18, 2009 at 8:06 am

    • yup. overall 1k odd. :)
      my eyebrows?! they’re not nice lah!
      i tweeze them myself!
      just get good eyebrow filler powder thats all! haha.
      mine are messy like hell!

      sixpegs

      June 18, 2009 at 5:56 pm

  14. Oh dear, im totally envious of u lah!!
    All along i thought UK is for boring people, only has castles.. But your entry really greatly changed my thinkings!
    Very very pretty place indeed!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Wendy

    June 18, 2009 at 11:14 am

    • i always thought UK is for boring people too.
      but my trip so far has not been like super duper happening yet lah.
      i think the company you’re with is very important.
      if you’re with the right people, even johor bahru can be a great deal of fun. :)
      there are really a lot of castles here, lots of museums too.
      but also a lot of kickass musicals, plays, music festivals! and events like gay and lesbian gatherings, naked bike rides etc.

      but it depends on where you are too. london is definitely a lot more fun. but more expensive too, of course. i’m in reading, which is more of a quiet neighborhood. so yups. :)

      you’re welcome! haha.

      sixpegs

      June 18, 2009 at 5:59 pm

  15. I SO AGREE WE NEED A PRIMARK IN SINGAPORE. omg. everything is soooo cheap. can just dieee! but the ones i’ve been to in london were damn messy. aftermath of a typhoon sorta, and i really pity the sales peeps cos shoes were all over the floor hahaha.

    melody

    June 18, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    • HEY MELODY!

      I KNOW!!! I THINK SO TOO!
      it’s really super cheap there. every damn thing! and they pretty much sell everything a girl need to step out of her house. haha. it super rocks!
      the one in reading is not that bad. BUT – it could mean that it’s not as kickass as the one in london!
      i should check the one in london out. hahahahha.
      but i like the typhoon aftermath thing, it means the shit there are really awesome. haha.

      sixpegs

      June 18, 2009 at 6:00 pm

  16. Hi Peggy!
    Radiant london posts! I’m now so excited abt my london trip in Aug.
    It’s oh-so-cool to watch musicals in London la! How much did it cost u??

    kElly

    June 19, 2009 at 1:11 am

    • hello kelly!
      it’s around 30pounds for one ticket for les miz. :)

      sixpegs

      June 19, 2009 at 8:49 pm

  17. hey peggy, nice photos! definitely very refreshing esp in the boring office :)

    wentao

    June 19, 2009 at 10:47 am

    • hey wentao! thanks! :D

      sixpegs

      June 19, 2009 at 8:48 pm

  18. Love that bow headband! Where u got it? =) Keep the updates coming. =)

    Naa

    June 19, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    • hello naa,

      i got it from diva in singapore! :)

      sixpegs

      June 19, 2009 at 8:47 pm

  19. hey babe, may i know which camera are u using?thx

    interested

    June 19, 2009 at 10:05 pm

  20. hey…u have real nice pics. did u do any editing or its like tt from the cam? wat is ur cam’s model?

    rac

    June 27, 2009 at 11:31 pm


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