Christmas parties with family are always fun because we always have lots of musicians in the family and so are our friends. One of our family friend plays the banjo and he said I could learn from him if I wanted to . He uses Musician Friends banjo and mummy was going to get me one too. But I think learning the banjo may be harder than learning how to play the guitar , so for now , I’m going to stick to my piano and maybe when I’m older, I can learn how to play the banjo .
Daddy birthday is in early December and even though I don’t have a lot of money saved up for his birthday, I think I can afford to get him this trigger guitar for his jamming sessions with his friends. I know that daddy needs a new one and this one looks really good and isn’t that expensive either. Mummy checked the reviews for this and she said everyone said good things about it. I’m very happy with my present for daddy , I know he is going to think I’m the best kid!
Mom & dad are getting ready to close the cottage for winter and as you can see, we do not have any Royal Teak Furniture | Home and Patio Decor for our outdoor furniture, we have to bring everything into the cottage for the winter. So last week, we cleaned up the outdoor furniture , wipe them down from the summer use and all the dirt and grass as well as bugs that got stuck onto them and brought them all into the cottage for storage.
Mom had wanted to invest in teak furniture as they are supposed to be good for all kind of weather and you don’t have to worry about rain or the sun ray that might damage the outdoor furniture. Mom said teak furniture are very expensive but you pay for what you get because teak furniture are made from the best kind of wood and they last up to 70 years. When mom was a teenager, she said that only the very rich people can afford teak furniture and they have it at their pool as lounge furniture for suntanning and benches for picnics. But now, one can get them as dining set and evenlike the ones we have above but made of teak wood. The ones that we bought were handmade as well and they are made out of cedar wood but mom said she didn’t think that cedar wood are as good as teak. Cedar wood is not rot resistant mom said but one can use water repellent like we did with ours but teak wood is much better.
So for next year, mom is going to invest in some Royal Teak Furniture, and mom said the cottage will be mine when I grow up, I can always use them and so will mom’s grandchildren and great grandchildren. I think this will be money wisely spent, like mom has taught me all my life.
Daddy and I had been doing our bear shopping at the Frenchy’s. I figured instead of spending tons of money at Build A Bear for my bear’s clothes, I should get some baby’s clothes at Frenchy’s, washed them and dress up my bears. Now isn’t that smart of me and really good with my money. Mom and Dad are so proud of me that I came up with this idea.
I looked for my bear’s clothes on my own as you can see here because mom just don’t know how to go through the bins. I think she just doesn’t like it but Dad searched for my Halloween costume because I want to be a minion but we didn’t have any luck with it.
I managed to find 3 pieces of clothing for my bear and it’s not even $10 – I think I only paid $7 and mom made dad give me back $5 – hahahah! I have the best mom ! I loved Frenchy’s shopping and I’m sure dad is willing to drive me to Frenchy’s whenever I want.
We were up in the city to get daddy some black nylon guitar strings . We can’t find any around town and usually daddy orders his online but since we were out shopping in the city and daddy had nothing to do , he went to see if he can find something similar for his guitar and music room.
Finding guitar strings are pretty easy if you order them online because the place that daddy orders them, they have just about everything and anything related to music. But sometimes, when mummy is shopping and daddy has got nothing to do , he will go window shop for the prices and do comparison.
Our summer vacation is just round the corner, we are going to Toronto for 10 days and then Disney World after. Mom said that these personalized kids backpacks will be good for me since I need to have at least one carry on to put my bears and knick knacks that I might need for my few hours of flight on the plane. Mom is going to put my name on one of the biggest one, that way , I won’t lose my carry on back and if I do lose it, I can easily identify it too. I’m so looking forward to my vacation and also carrying my new personalized backpacks.
So we finally got to Halifax and I finally got my shopkins ! woohoo ! I was ecstatic and bought a few things that I wanted badly.
This was in Showcase in Halifax and their prices are more expensive than Toys R Us but I couldn’t wait no more , so I bought some from here and some from Toys R Us but a day after we returned from Halifax, Sandy’s gift store had some too. I bought some more from Sandy’s because I had a gift voucher from Sandy’s and we had asked Sandy’s to bring in some. I hope they do sell all of them quick too.
More shopkins everywhere – for those in Yarmouth, don’t forget to get them at Sandy’s gift store on Main Street.
Here is the set that I got for myself. I will show you those that I got from Sandy’s in another post.
Well, we finally bought a new car for dad, so that the old car can go into the garage and get an overhaul. And once it’s done, mom can drive that car or this new one since it’s automatic or I can have it as soon as I can drive – daddy said.
We chose this car because it has a huge trunk and it has a sun roof as well. This is a Lincoln and I loveeeee it ! Even thought it is not new , new – it’s still new to us and the best part of it all – daddy paid everything for the car, once again, we lived within our means. If we can’t pay up for something , we don’t buy it as we don’t need it.
Mother’s day is over and now to plan for Father’s day. I gave mom hand-made bowl and a hand made wooden tag thing that she hangs on her bed now. But for daddy, I have to think of something different because I can’t afford to buy electronic things for him , plus we do own kind of a electronic store of such. So mummy suggested some speaker’s cover like the this peavey impulse 1015 , not too expensive and definitely useable for my daddy’s music equipments such as his big speakers at the cottage. I can pay for it with my own money too , like I paid for my own ipod 4th generation ! woohoo!
For those who don’t know by now, my mom and aunt loves to eat and try any kind of food. So when a local restaurant in town open its door again for business after closing for many years , they had to go try the food out again of course ! My Aunt Lynette called for the get – together and mom suggested Austrian Inn since we haven’t been there for the longest time. The restaurant closed its door many years ago, when I was still very young and mom said it looks almost the same when they were there a few years ago. Some A1 Restaurant Furniture might be a good addition to their dining room seating if you asked me.
Shiny Josh was there too and of course , Aunt Lynette had to photo bomb us hahaha!
Aunty Hyunjin with Jasmine (her god – daughter)
A group photo excluding mom and Shiny Josh as he didn’t feel so well at this time.
So the food arrived and this was the seafood crepe. It was very good according to Aunty Kim. But as you can see, the tables and chairs are pretty non- decorative and very standard looking.
Jasmine had fish and so did Shiny Josh.
I had half a portion of fish because I could never finish the whole portion. But they were fancy and had green stuff on it coz’ mom forgot to tell them no green stuff. Mom ordered a side portion of fries for me but the fries were a little too soggy for my liking.
Aunty Lynette and Chicken Gordon Bleu and she said it was pretty good. Daddy might like this too.
Mom had scallops with garlic linguine but she didn’t taste any garlic in it. The linguine could have been a little bit more to fill her up as she was sharing with Aunty Hyunjin.
Hunter Schnitzer was like flatter fried pork and it was pretty good , Aunty Hyunjin gave half to mom. The rice didn’t taste like anything in particular.
But the apple pie was really good, they had real chunky size of apple and the ice cream I had them of course. Overall, it was a pretty decent meal, mom paid $31 for both of us and a $10 in tips. I do like the place but it could definitely use some new restaurant furniture.