reminiscing the old days

So, I guess it’s not too late yet to say Happy New Year everyone…may 2016 will bring peace on earth, happiness, and good health to all of us! I hope you all had a good time during the festive season.

Now, where do I start?  Well, I start 2016 with traveling around England and Scotland. Today is marked our first week of three weeks traveling. Just a week ago we left Australia and after eleven years we are back to this wet, grey sky, and gloomy England! It hasn’t changed a lot huh!

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Our flight was pretty smooth and right on time. We landed at 7pm UK’s time and checked in to the hotel near the airport for the next day we were gonna catch a train to Reading, where we stayed with my good friend. My friend lives in the village called Buckleberry, I like the name!

We did London in a day. My husband and I decided to skip some touristy places,  but we took the boys to Westminster Abby, the Natural History Museum, and sight-seeing around London area. Personally, I find London is too crowded and over-rated. Perhaps, it’s the holiday season as well.  

 The following day we spent our time around Reading and Buckleberry. The boys had fun ice-skating in the rain! They didn’t wanna stop even though the rain got heavy and heavier. We had a lovely NYE’s dinner at local tapas bar.

 The highlight was when we got back to the village we used to live for four years. We showed the boys the house, the pub I used to work  (and we had lovely lunch there), the hospital where they were born, and the places we used to go. It’s so nice to be able to get back and show it to the boys. It brings back the good memories. We also caught up with few of our friends. So lovely! Some of the places don’t change much, so are the people.


We are now up in Edinburgh but staying at our friend’s place at Burntisland (don’t you like the name!) a little town near the beach.  Part of traveling is you catch up with good friends, or meet up new people, exchange stories over meals or coffee, and complaining about the weather, of course, they are not us!😀 Well, the weather had been pretty much wet and grey. Not too cold (yet) but often can get very windy.  At the moment I can hear the wind blows so strong outside.

 I need to end here. I will write more later. You can see some pictures on my Instagram if you follow me.

Good night from this part of the world!

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Hi I'm Ria! I'm a mama, wife, and a little crazy :) I like eating chocolate, baking, and taking photos of pretty things. This is a personal blog. Mostly I'm rambling about my every day life as a mama, wife, & human being, sharing my home cooking recipes, my travel, and a bit of fashion and beauty. Thanks for dropping by here and happy reading! xx

25 thoughts on “reminiscing the old days

  1. Selamat tahun baru Ria. Sehat dan bahagia selalu untukmu sekeluarga. Senaangg baca cerita ini. Semacam napak tilas ya jadinya buat the boys. Have a nice holiday 🙂

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  2. Suasananya begitu dingin ya, jelas terlihat…..tapi foto pertama bagus sekali, ekspresif….:) semoga jadi tahun yang baik ya bagi mba sekeluarga…

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