lundi 30 janvier 2012

Christmas Morning 2011

Christmas seems to be already far from us (February is starting in just 2 days, think about it!) but Mama found some pics in her laptop that she forgot to share with you. They were taken on the 25th when we opened our presents from Santa ;-)

Santa came and was generous!

Can you tell it was VERY early in the morning...

 Chloe is always willing to help open the presents :-)

 It seems like everyone has been good this year...

 Table setting for our Christmas lunch with Laure and Emir

 (dommage, pas de flash sur cette photo...)

dimanche 29 janvier 2012

Elephant Parade Singapore 2012

I nearly forgot to tell you about the elephants parade we went to see at the Botanic Gardens a few weeks ago. We went with our pal Oscar and had quite a lot of fun! I {Chloe} enjoyed a lot taking pictures with the most beautiful elephants. All of them have been sold in an auction to raise money for conservation of the Asian Elephant! More information {here}.

My favorite elephant, because it's a girl elephant with make up & jewelry!

Hi5! Elephant parade with Oscar 

 Mama's favorite elephant

One of the only pics we could take with Mathias!

lundi 23 janvier 2012

Malaysia Road trip /// Part 2 - The Moon River Lodge in Cameron Highlands 3

Following my previous post, here below are photos of an afternoon excursion in a nearby organic farm. Most vegetables are sent to Singapore. The farmer is a former physics teacher in Penang... yeahh!!

... a monster that was crawling next to the toilet/ sinks... eeeekkk!!

 Look at the weather!! Brrr, it looks more like Brémoncourt than Malaysia, don't you think?

 Chloe in the back of the 4 wheels drive (4x4) with her Papa... while Mathias and I were comfortably seated inside a pick-up truck.

 My Mama!

 Children getting tired (me too!)

 Organic house? entirely build by hand with local mud :-)

Visiting the farm facilities

Eating organic food keeps you healthy and is cheaper in the long run says the farmer. True!

Chloé with her new friends

 Healthy, beautiful vegetables!

Dropping leaves in the stream

 Local cows

 Our super friendly group!

 If you see the roads we drove, it was a bit crazy!

 My super man!

Father and daughter

Malaysia Road trip /// Part 2 - The Moon River Lodge in Cameron Highlands 2

Days are passing by and I forgot to continue sharing pictures of our Malaysian holiday trip... The most interesting and dirty part is just about to be shown though.... As mentioned is the previous post, we spent three days in the Cameron Highlands, north of capital Kuala Lumpur. We stayed in a "farm" where they are growing vegetables. The day after our arrival, we spent a good amount of time our feet in the mud... not that everyone liked it {Ms Chloé hated the experience!}.

 Mama, where are my boots?...

 Moments de complicité... 

In the morning we had a session of planting corn seeds. Tools were conveniently placed outside in front of the house under canopies (rainy season). There was no more boots for Chloé to borrow, so the little one had to keep her slippers. She hated it and asked to go back to Singapore presto :-)

We then climbed up a very very muddy road to visit the vegetable garden. We had to carry the kids as it was a bit dangerous... at the top was a doggy in a cage. It kept Chloé and Mathias entertained while the rest  of the group was going further up.

 My man!

Employees' accommodation and some veggies

Can you notice the green houses (serres) in the background? the jungle is slowly disappearing... 

French beans (haricots verts)

 Now you have a better idea of what we had to climb up and then go down. Not really enjoyable (to my opinion...)

Mixing the mud with some fresh soil...

Next I will share pictures of the afternoon trip to visit an organic farm... Stay tuned!