Tuesday, December 31, 2013

If you're going to leave your trash on the ferry...

... at least make sure it looks like a work of art.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Lights on at Silvermine Beach Resort

I must say Silvermine Beach Resort is looking much better under new management. This Cinderella coach (which is inexplicably towing a sleigh) is really pretty.
Not sure about the decorated paddle boat, though. But at least they're making an effort.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Early Lunar New Year in Cheung Chau

Christmas is barely over and already the lion dancing has started in Cheung Chau.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Hotpot time!

Lantau Taste is offering yummy hotpots that are perfect for this weather. This is the curry chicken hotpot (HK$88), which comes with pretty lethal Sichuan peppers.
The lamb hotpot (HK$128) is the best of the four choices, I think. Lots of mushrooms and water chestnuts.

I washed it down with hot Coca Cola (yep!).

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Garden Plus X'mas bazaar

I'm beginning to see some familiar faces at Garden Plus' flea market. Lantau Buffalo Association's Ho Loy is one of them. She's wearing their new T-shirt here.

Sorry the photos are a bit skimpy. I was too busy trying to reduce the huge pile of stuff we had brought in for sale.
Didn't even have time to do some shopping myself... which may not have been a bad thing in retrospect.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Cheung Chau day trip

Baby ambulance.

 That's you told!

Some lovely houses on the hillside. I wanted one and then Buffalo Wilbur pointed out an old woman huffing and puffing uphill. Nah!

 Lunch at a Thai-Indonesian place. Food tastes Cantonese. Very strange.
Looks like Cheung Chau is ready for Christmas.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Discovery Bay Xmas flea market

Am really going to have to fire my social secretary (ie yours truly) because I have been almost missing on flea markets recently. Had happily ordered my usual at Deerhorn when I noticed on Around DB that the flea market was today. Ack! 
But of course, I managed to make it post haste. Not that much to buy as I was later than usual but, as Buffalo Wilbur said, if we hadn't gone, I would have been like a rat gnawing away inside his skull.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Mui Wo-Chi Ma Wan-Cheung Chau

It was such a lovely day that we decided to take advantage of the little-used Inter-Island Ferry to do a spot of island hopping. We walked from Mui Wo to Chi Ma Wan, stopping to say hi to some residents at Shap Long.

Chi Ma Wan ferry pier. I wonder how many people actually use this pier now that the prison has closed.

We wanted to do Cheung Chau-Pend Chau but got distracted by the all-day breakfast at Rainbow Cafe (HK$60).
And chocolate lava cake (HK$40).
The food was good and cheap... can we have something similar in Mui Wo?

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Baaad Pooh

This is what happens when Winnie the Pooh is caught raiding the vegetable garden.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Lick Hang kindergarten fair

Mui Wo is just bursting with fairs these days. Don't think I've ever stepped into Lick Hang until today. If you don't have children, it's a bit weird hanging round kindys anyway.

 Pity we got there a bit late but there were still some nice stuff on sale.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hidden house gems

I want this house. Isn't it like something from a fairy tale?
 This one too... only maybe more like a Grimm fairy tale.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Mui Wo's organic secret

Don Latter from Dragontail Farm holds his Mui Wo Mini Farmers' Market from 10.30am to 12.30pm every Sunday at 13 Rural Committee Road. The produce is picked in the morning from his farm in Luk Tei Tong just down the road so it is as fresh as fresh can be.

Here's a sample of the stuff on sale. I stole a photo when Don wasn't looking. He he...

Don sells organic vegetables, fruits seeds and Dave Sanders and Bing Law's book Growing Food in the City and his prices are really reasonable for organic stuff: HK$15 can get you a huge bunch of sweet potato leaves.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Bui O Primary School fair

I'm a bit behind the times. I didn't find out about the fair until yesterday but thank goodness for the Mui Wo to Tai O Families Facebook page.
Still, I didn't miss it and that's the main thing. There were flea market, games, books and food stalls. And a bouncy castle. No prizes for guessing which ones I gravitated to.

Gordon from Bombay Cafe has given up his restaurant and is now concentrating on selling really lovely accessories from India.