Saturday, March 31, 2012

Sunny days in spring

You know spring is here when the bottle brush trees put up a great show...

... and there's been a run on chickens in the supermarket because everyone's out barbecuing.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Cheap crockery and cutlery

Red Hall shop in Silver Pearl Mansion is having a sale of crockery from a Tung Chung restaurant which has closed down.

The stuff is super cheap (porcelain plates for HK$16, cutlery for HK$5 each) and you can get some unusual things like nutcrackers, used for cracking crab claws, and escargot holders.

I was very tempted by the retro cup at HK$16 but, as Buffalo Wilbur pointed out, we already have far too many mugs. If you like it, I'd hurry because there's only one left.

Monday, March 26, 2012

School day

Don't forget to check out the Mui Wo School Open Day. April 1, 10am to 1pm. I wonder what they mean by book fair?

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sevens heaven

Every year, we've watched as Mario and his pals board the ferry home after a night of Sevens partying and told ourselves: "We really must try it sometime." The LKF party was as good an excuse as any.

The calm before the storm.

Crazy crazy crowds.

But everything was in good fun.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Get your books at Bizzie Lizzie!

Bizzie Lizzie is hosting a book signing for Liina Klauss and Tania Willis this Saturday (March 24). She's promised activities for the kids, balloons, a lucky draw and some of her yummy popcorn so do turn up to support – and buy loads of books!

For every one of Liina's colouring books sold at the signing, one will be sent to a child at the tsunami-hit Fukushima Province in Japan.

And of course we should support our fellow Mui Wo-er (or is that Mui Wo-ian?) Tania, who does really lovely illustrations.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring blooms

The Mui Wo municipal gardeners really do take a lot of pride in their work.

Love the spring hyacinths. The colours are really unusual.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Renge House now takes credit cards...

... which is bad news for Buffalo Wilbur cos it means I'll be spending waaaaay more than when it was cash only.
Especially since it's having a winter sale of woollens.

Sunny days

After weeks of miserable weather (notice how uninspired I was at posting?), Mui Wo is basking in the sun again.

Isn't it wonderful how the two sunny days have coincided with the weekend? The restaurants are packed and hikers are out in force... it's perfect holiday weather!

Some sun-worshippers even braved the cool sea water.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Farewell, Pui O Delicious

It's been our last stop on our hikes for the past two years... the thought of momoyaki and sesame sliced beef set has kept us going during our weekend walks.

So we were shocked to hike there today and find out that it was Pui O Delicious' last day of operation.

Owner Louis said it was because of rising rents and the fact that the chef is leaving for the mainland. He himself is taking a few weeks off to regroup and consider his next step.

Hopefully, it might mean Pui O Delicious II – perhaps in Mui Wo?

Sob sob... now where would we go after our hikes?

Super tree house?

Work in progress on a huge rain tree in Shap Long.

If my wonky Cantonese is reliable, the workmen said they are building a treehouse.

I guess that's one solution to Hong Kong's rising home prices. Can't wait to see it!

Friday, March 16, 2012

How can you lose something this colour?

Found at Shap Long sitting area.

How could anyone have lost a hot pink comb? We spotted it metres away!

Saturday, March 10, 2012