I haven’t posted anything on this site and blog for too long, and this might be a random one to start back with but what the hell. Yesterday was the perfect Saturday. I finally managed to get two of my close friends out to Sai Kung for the first time and it was wonderful seeing the area again through a pair of eyes that haven’t seen it yet. It helps me to appreciate living out here when you take the time to show others what you love about it. After a bit of a drive, we went for fish and chips at the Chip In and afterwards caught a sampan to the edge of the Geopark. The pollution in Hong Kong has been rather awful lately with winter coming, but there was still some blue sky and a nice cool breeze. The rest of the afternoon was spent at my house eating freshly baked apricot pie and playing scrabble. We ended the day at Clearwater Bay Second Beach to watch the full moon and stars over the sea. It was pretty perfect. I’m in desperate need of more days like this.
After I said goodbye to my friends I carried on home and for dinner, I made an attempt at cooking pizza for the first time (as in, cook my own bases as well – none of this frozen pizza crap). It was surprisingly tasty and not that hard to make. Lately, I’ve been trying to cook more and bake as well. A few weeks ago I bought my mom Donna Hay’s Seasons recipe book. Such a gorgeous collection of recipes and so beautifully put together. Each page is like a photo album from the holiday I wish I could take. Oh Donna, what did I ever do without you?
It really feels like there is so much to catch up on from the last ten months or so. But to be honest, I don’t even know where to begin. I think I might make a move off social media for a little while. First step was deleting twitter – even though I don’t use it, I still feel it’s another channel that I don’t want or like but have for some reason. Deleted. I want to concentrate on blogging again and writing for something other than the magazines that I’ve been working fiercely on for the last ten months.
One final note – I made a new playlist today of songs that I can’t stop listening to - go ahead and give it a listen.