Mum & Warplanes…

‘My god, they are HUGE!’ Mum gasped, her eyes widened as large as saucers.
We were at RAF Museum in Colindale, North London. As we sauntered around the displays, we noticed how the atmosphere was still and quiet. It felt like as if we were skirting around sleeping giants so we wouldn’t awaken them from their slumber…

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It was my mum’s very first encounter with real warplanes and she was astonished by the humongous sizes of them, especially, the US & British bombers.

Mum with a Vulcan Bomber…

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Mum, a Spitfire & Hurricane…

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After returning to Central London, we sauntered around Covent Garden. It was a chilly afternoon so we decided to have soup noodle at Wagamama.
Mum ordered a bowl of vegetable miso ramen but she wasn’t very impressed with the taste (or the lack of it) of the broth…

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As she gingerly picked up a strand of the noodle, she confessed that she would prefer a piece of buttered Hovis with a mug of PG Tips. Oh dear, I am sorry mum…

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Mum & Scone…

‘Never had a savoury scone before!’ My mum gave a chuckle of delight as she relished early lunch consisted of a bowl of hearty soup and a chive scone at the Geffrye Museum…

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Last Wednesday, I picked her up at Terminal 3, Heathrow Airport.
Rather desperately, she needed a change of the scenery so I suggested if she could come over and I would take her around London.
It is wonderful to have her around and we are chatting non-stop, giggling over a bottomless amount of tea. However, there is a lot to be desired weather-wise, we must say.
‘Mum, I wish if I were well enough to invite you during last month! Because the weather then was dry & pleasant…’
What a world of difference a mere few weeks make!! It rains or drizzles or at its best, is dull, almost every single day since the calendar has leafed over to October. It is not entirely my fault but I feel sorry for mum every time she has to brave the elements with a flimsy folding umbrella. At least, the latest forecast says the weather will be drier towards the end of this week. Let’s hope the prophecy will be fulfilled so she can enjoy some autumn sunshine…

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Despite the weather, she is excited about visiting museums & galleries.
A quiet moment at the reading room of the Geffrye museum…

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Tomorrow, we will be visiting Westminster Abbey…

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Progress Report…

It was again another run of the mill kind of weekend, pottering around & taking things slow & easy. At Shepherdess the greasyspoon. I scribbled Mr.B’s name over my cheese omelette with brown sauce…

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I feel so much better than a month ago. Still, my fitness level is miles away from being fit and I am not sure when I can get back on the ice. When I am a little exhausted from running daily errands, a tingling sensation submerges from the back of my throat and urges me to cough. This worries me as if I have done too much or if I am having a relapse. It is so frustrating! I miss the training on Monday night and am depressed to see my hockey kit gathering dust by the doorway being made redundant for a very long time. Oh well, what can I do? There is no such elixir to restore my health & mojo instantly. I just have to be patient and let the time to do the healing. Oh, I am so bored…

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Sadness & Anger…

The biggest & baddest pariah du jour has to be the one who terminated Alan Henning in such a brutal & horrific manner. I am so full of hatred & contempt towards this bunch of bandits, IS. My heartfelt condolences to his family. I am very very sorry…

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iPhone 6, At Last…

As large as a piece of Ryvita! That was my first impression when a new iPhone 6 tumbled out of the box.
First of all, let me give a piece of advise to anyone who is about to open the package with an iPhone in it. Be extra careful when you are unpacking. Because the protective film on the handset is sticky and therefore the phone maybe stuck to the ceiling inside, instead of resting on a plastic tray. When I prised mine open – the casing was annoyingly snug – a handset fell out like a jumping jack and landed on the table top rather heavily. And It gave me a hell of a shock. I laughed at that Aussie guy who became a bit of joke by dropping his iPhone in front of the awaiting TV crew at the Apple Store in Perth but never imagined I could share the same near tragic predicament! So remember to open yours over some soft surfaces, such as a cushion or a rug, never never on a pavement…

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In spite of being much larger than my old iPhone (4S,that is), the handset feels good in my relatively small hands. The devise is thinner and all the edges are tapered and therefore feels pleasant to grasp…

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Now, about a controversial iOS 8. We’ve heard a lot of bad reviews about 8.01. Regrettably, the 8.02 is no good either. My phone no longer recognises my finger tip ID and the wifi reception can be a bit wobbly time to time. I hope Apple will sort out the glitches pretty soon…

Mr.B is just happy with his rib treat…

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He doesn’t see what is all the fuss about human gadgets. He think it’s much ado about nothing…

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