Mactan

My parents-in-law are currently visiting us here in Manila, all the way from Vancouver. They’ve got to see my daughter year group Christmas production in school (it’s really amazing, we’re all very impressed!). They watched my daughter attending her gymnastics training and swimming training. We took them for a bike tour with Bamboo bike in Intramuros ( Bambike PH, a must try, you’ll learn a lot about Philippines history in less than 3 hours, highly recommend it). Last but not least we went for a long weekend getaway to Mactan, Cebu. We all had a blast enjoying the Sea, Sand and Sun.

Back in Manila now, I made Alfajores from scratch for today’s tea, YUM!

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11

It’s a triple celebration! Rico, Renzo and Dylan had joined birthday party, as per one of the celebrant mum requested I made a number 11 pull apart cupcakes cake and 3 individual chocolate cake. My daughter had a blast at their party, it started with Bowling game then Japanese lunch followed by Cupcakes & Cake then Archery followed by ice cream, oh to be 11 years old again!

The Calm Before The Storm

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Good morning from my part of the world, I’m about to dash out of the door to do my errands plus an extra trip to get my baking supplies, yes the baking frenzy will start from today onwards. I love the season of giving, each year I baked different goodies to send to our friends and family, definitely  watch out this space!

Since my better half left an hour ago to do his workout, my daughter is officially on Christmas break and now at gymnastics training, I’m gonna have my 10 minutes of calm with freshly baked Madeleine, chocolate sauce and coffee before heading out, namaste.