Friday, June 08, 2007
Picnic Under the Sun at Coombe Abbey
Last weekend, we met up with D & family and Dina for a picnic at Coombe Abbey. We'd vaguely heard of Coombe Abbey a few times the past few years - but it was not until recently that Puan Mama Sarah suggested a visit to the 12th century monastery-turned-hotel.
We were pleasantly surprised: Coombe Abbey turned out to be extremely close by (how could we have missed this place, barely 15 minutes away, before?) and the area is perfect for picnics.
In the picture above the garden maze could be seen. The grass is off limits though so the maze is for decorative purposes only, I guess. That didn't stop Amar from running all over the grass (don't blame him, he still can't read).
Enjoying icecreams in the warm weather.
Setting up camp
The tent, completed.
The little ones were quite brave and went on a little adventure by themselves - exploring the various areas of the nature reservoir and trying to get glimpses of rabbits and squirrels.
Our little picnic. For lunch we had nasi lemak and various other things. I wish we stuck to our original plan of doing a BBQ but we were not sure if BBQs were allowed at the place.
The children getting together & dividing duck food we bought at the shop. Yup, the shop sold us specially made food for the ducks - probably the types that are healthy for them as it consisted of grains and what-nots.
Feeding the ducks: one thing about healthy foods as shown by the ducks - they don't necessarily taste very good.
Dina was kind enough to take pictures of Puan Mama Sarah and yours truly together. Behind-the-scenes Dina was directing us hither-thither. This must be Arep's influence.
... not seen in the picture above was that five seconds after the picture was taken the bike broke under my weight! whoops...
The obligatory "group jump" photo of the run & jump variety. Timing was way off for the rest of us but hey look who timed it perfectly? No other than the jumping veteran; Dina.
Here was Sarah upset with the rest of us for not getting drinks for herself (the concept of sharing is still hazy in her books) and Kak Lang was trying to make amends. Just look at that body language though.
Even I tried to bring Sarah back but was miserably rejected.
This is one of those informal group photos - most of our gang except yours truly and one of the twins are in the picture.