4 More Sleeps

Posted December 22nd, 2014 in Perth WA | No Comments »


What, only 4 more sleeps till Christmas?! I realised I haven’t done many “Christmas” things this year.  I haven’t been to Christmas carols in the park, I haven’t seen many Christmas illumination (as I don’t go out at night anymore…), I haven’t taken my son to Santa land in the city, and I haven’t done much baking and cooking!

It’s not a good time to move house during the Christmas season, is it?  Well, I can spend Christmas in our new (20 years old) house – which is a good thing, but I’ve been super busy tidying up and cleaning up the house. :p  And, we are still undertaking the small painting project.  I don’t know how long it will take… we simply can’t find time to do it everyday!

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Need to paint shelves and doors, and attach them to the cabinet.



Just to take some break from the household duties, I had a nice family dinner in Northbridge and afterwards we headed to Forrest Place to see the Christmas light-up. The projector lighted up beautiful images to the GPO building…  I loved the last one – shower of snowflakes.




I feel this every year but Perth gets really really quiet during Christmas season!  Very quiet, less people and less cars…




Oh, I had an order for 4 huge Christmas cakes last week.  This is my favourite cake – a sponge cake with fresh cream and fresh fruits.   I love it, but I’m not sure if I will make this for my family this year :p  I’m thinking maybe I will make a tower of profiteroles, resembling a Christmas tree.  Sounds cute doesn’t it?  I’m sure my son will love it!


It’s my little one’s first Christmas this year.  Wish you have a wonderful festive season too!


Add some fun this Christmas from Santa!

Posted December 7th, 2014 in Ume's Interests | No Comments »

It’s almost that time of year again…  Christmas and New Year is coming up!  How’s your 2014?  Mine was…. busy, yet I had new addition of happiness to my family it was overall a wonderful year.

Excitement for festive season won’t fade even you grow up…  I’m excited about Christmas trees, festive music, events and of course presents!!  I also like to shop for presents to give to my special people.  My 3 years-old son knows what he wants from Santa this year, and I successfully found out what it is.  I can’t wait to see his face when he opens up his present on Christmas day.

Have you heard of Portable North Pole? If you are looking for something extra this Christmas, there’s an idea of creating a message from Santa and sending to your loved one.


There’s a free version of message that you can create as well.  You can personalise the video with name & photo.


I’m sure my 3 year-old will be surprised and excited when I show him the personalised santa video I created! 🙂

Now I’m off to take a family photo with Santa!