Really sorry to see you go, but even Ed thinks a serious detox is now needed
I also probably need a detox from mass marzipan consumption over Christmas… thanks to my Mother in law, in law, for feeding my marzipan addiction…
What a blast, I can’t quite believe how much we packed into two weeks…
Amelie & Archie, looking angelic here, but make no mistake we realised they are both as bonkers as each other, running round in a circle together squealing for 20mins, a favourite past-time of theirs.
Not a favourite past-time of the adults, our small HK flat had a habit of reducing in size whenever they chose to do that. At least they had plenty of fun together.
Hong Kong showed its best side and naked swimming (well kids at least) on Shek O beach on the 29th Dec. was definitely a highlight…
A real find… Shek O, reminiscent of a Thai/Indonesian beach, complete with laid back beach cafes (Thai & Cantonese BBQ) set on the sand in the shade of the trees. Even the beachside shack shops sold everything you could need for an impromptu swim. For only 80HKD (£6) I brought a towel, two pairs swim shorts and a bathing costume for Amelie, complete with ra ra skirt and diamante!
Whenever the weather is hot and we have a few hours to spare, I have a feeling we will be packing up the car and heading over to Southside Hong Kong Island…
Double whammy the discovery of Stanley’s pretty hidden beach right next to the hustle and bustle of the market, once again Amelie had a great excuse to get her kit off and skinny dip…
Sailing on a pirate ship… or so Archie imagined
Boxing Day Eve we took a trip on the Aqualuna the beautiful red sail Junk at 8pm to get the best view of the Victoria Harbour lightshow
Not sure the young romantics snuggled up under their blankets with a glass of wine were too impressed when we came on board with three tired children in tow. Luckily the sway of the boat sent them to sleep!
Getting them off he boat was a different matter, why is it that sleeping children can weigh triple their awake weight? add that to the serious sway of the boat and and the lack of a gang plank… all the fun of the fair!
Earlier that day a friend had passed on some kids hand me downs, feeling sorry for shivering children I checked what was in the bag… fleeces all round and even a woolly crochet hat (something I never thought we would use in HK) for Sophie, what a star!
Sevva Rooftop Bar Happy Feet Mongkok (even Archie had a go at having his feet massaged) Fun on a tuk tuk (in Sai Kung?)
So, after many great nights & days out, exploring HK together we say farewell.
Not much time to feel lonely though as my parents have just flown in 🙂