Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Week Two

This last week has been *crazy* busy!  I thought that when I got back I'd be eased gently back into the swing of work-life but noooooo; it's been so full on I've barely had time to sleep, let alone blog!  I hope you guys are all doing good and are having a great week so far!  I just thought I'd show you a little bit of what I got up to the second week of my holiday in New Jersey (^_^)

(Warning : Gratuitous food shots ahead)

This masterpiece of baking is 'ube cake', made with purple yams.  I just call it purple cake since it's the most intense, deep purple colour!  It's completely delicious and so moist and moreish, I wish we could get purple yams in England so I could bake one of these bad boys!

On the Tuesday, S, his brother, his Mum and I all headed off to Sands casino in Bethlehem(!), Pennsylvania.  We had a really great time, playing all the bright, shiny slot machines and tucking into some great food.  We gambled with the free plays you get from signing up for a slot card and we actually won a bit of money!

I had always hoped that casinos still cashed out with lots of coins that jingled when you struck lucky but you get a little printout now *chuckles* That little win paid for our lunch, which was my very first taste of cheesesteak, and it was pretty darn good!

We celebrated our own little Christmas on the Wednesday, since we knew we wouldn't be able to spend actual Christmas day with each other this year (though fingers crossed for next - we've been making some exciting plans that I can't wait to tell you about, soon!) and while I was snoozing away in bed, S went out and prepared the cutest Christmas breakfast ever -

- yes, that is hot chocolate with marshmallows, Pop Tarts and tiny little doughnut balls *squee!* - and he bought me the most incredible gift, something I've been really desperately wanting for a looooong time - 

- Ahhhhh!  It's only *the* coolest graphics tablet EVER!  I was so completely thrilled with it, the tablet is freakin' huge and I got some pretty awesome software with it too!  I haven't had much time to play with it lately but I'm hoping to get some creating done with it this week!  Thank you again, S (^_^) You're the best ♥ The rest of the day we snuggled up watching Christmas movies and playing with the two cutest doggies ever.

Let me introduce you to Fox (left) the American Eskimo and Ivy (right) the Pug!  Ivy doesn't always live with S and his family *they were pup-sitting her* but we had a ball with them both over my holiday, they're such an adorable pair!

The rest of my hols were spent out in New York buying 'I ♥ NY' T-shirts for my family (purely so I can snap a shot of us all wearing them together!) and taking it easy with S.  I had a totally awesome time and can't wait to go back; we're planning a short break in February next year, depending on how our plans go!

I hope I haven't bored you with all the food pictures!  Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a really great week!


1 comment:

  1. Awwww!!! Sounds like you had such an incredibly fun time! I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Wacom tablet, I don't have a bamboo right now - though I wish I did!!! Have fun!!!