I have been extremely busy the past week and weekend, so just a quick update again today - unfortunately pictures & quick captions only this time, readers. Um, sorry for not replying to comments on the previous post guys but I promise I will - but maybe tomorrow or the day after. OK, on with the show:
We woke up from the weekend full of plans.
Sarah was extremely happy at the prospect of meeting her friends again.
Selfridges, The Bullring , Birmingham at Sunset.
This weekend, we had the utmost pleasure of planning a meeting in Birmingham. It was supposed to be a get together between our family, Uncle and Auntie De's family, Rosli & Mama Daniel's family as well as Arep & Dina. The children would have enjoyed chasing each other around the city centre, the women would have enjoyed drinking coffee together and the guys would have enjoyed another photography meet up. Alas, Rosli & family had to cancel and Arep & Dina was stuck in a massive traffic jam (one of the main junctions was closed).
The Bullring, Inside.
The last picture I managed to take inside before I was asked to stop by the security guards. In the UK it seems that in most shopping complexes, pictures are not allowed. Actually, even taking pictures of some buildings are restricted (for example, we were stopped by security guards while taking pictures of the Wales Millennium Centre too). Did you know that you could get into trouble if you photograph things like security cameras, bridges and power grids?
Anyway back to the story, Birmingham was jam packed with people. It was too crowded for our enjoyment to be honest. Especially with push-chairs and many little children to take along.
Despite the gloomy weather forecast (huh!), the day was bright and sunny with blue skies. Don't let the clear day fool you though, it was freezing cold. Winter is coming!
Another lovely weekend travelling and photo-taking.
For lunch we made a stop at one of our favourite restaurants: Wagamama.
Sarah was showing off her mad chopstick skillsz.
Uncle De enjoying his Amai udon with gusto...
...and me enjoying mine.
Puan Mama Sarah ordered fried rice (which tasted almost exactly like Malaysian fried rice)
Heh heh do I have lurvely pictures of Auntie De enjoying her food, but I decided to post this sensible one, right Auntie De? *wink*
Our weekend was far from over after the Birmingham visit on Saturday. After Birmingham we entertained Arep & Dina at home (I finally got to try Arep's 70-200 L lens - wow!) and much later that night we travelled to Nottingham. But that's another story. I'm happiest with this picture from our Nottingham visit:
Radcliff(?) Power plant - these are the (?) cooling towers. Apparently the white clouds emanating from those cone-like grand structures are steam i.e. not pollution, according to our resident engineer; Uncle De. It was fun taking pictures with Rosli again, and thanks Uncle De for driving us here.
Over and Out. See you guys soon.
PS: More high-res pictures on my Picasa Web Albums. Best viewed with Firefox (because of the added functions e.g. slideshow & full screen view).