Sunday Dinner Singapore style

Trip Start Feb 26, 2010
Trip End Feb 26, 2011

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Cheryl & Siong's House

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

We were very excited, today we were going to have a traditional Sunday Roast for the first time in over six months. We got up and had breakfast and then watched the film that we had struggled to keep our eyes open through last night.  Siong was busy cooking away in the kitchen and there were amazing smells wafting around the apartment.  We offered to help but Siong assured us he had it all in hand and Cheryl was busy at the supermarket fighting with the Sunday shoppers to try to get the last minute things (andrew edit probably stealing some chickens like she used to at morrisons in swinton.... that is a joke by the way Cheryl is far to honest for her own good and wont even let Qian Ying go under the barriers.... then again Stevie R used to be a QS so theft is in the blood, only joking Steve, if erica was a few inches shorter she would be under the barrier as well).  Six of Cheryl and Siong's ex-pat friends arrived at about 1pm and the beer started to flow.  Everyone was really lovely and it even turned out that Owen had actually been to University with someone the year below me at Lowton High School – such a small world.

We had a delicious lunch of roast chicken, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, mashed potatoes, pigs in blankets and red wine gravy, Cheryl’s Yorkshire pudding didn’t quite make it as it turned out more like a cake – we think it was down to the lack of scales but that was the only casualty.  Everybody had seconds – need I say more.

We took the party down to the pool, well why not, as Mel had brought her two sons and they were itching to get in there.  We all just sat at the edge of the pool on the picnic tables quaffing wine like it was going out of fashion and chatting.  It was too handy having a shop just around the corner that we could keep nipping in to to replenish the supplies.  Needless to say we drank the shop dry of wine throughout the day, the owner must have had record sales no doubt. (Andrew edit - and our budet took a blasting its so easy to slip into old habits and we have never beenshy of making sure we buy wine).

Well after dark and after having races around the pool, very dangerous in hindsight after a huge amount of alcohol, we went back to the apartment so the lads could watch the Charity Shield and we played a few games with the kids that Cheryl had lying around.  Everyone left at about 2am and we got to bed at about 4am maybe after Cheryl almost fell asleep on the phone trying to call for a McDonalds home delivery (yes they even have that here) but no one picked up.

It had been such a great day and one that we didn’t think we would be having in Singapore of all places.  It was a bit surreal one minute enjoying a roast dinner and then the next drinking wine by the pool but I suppose that’s how they do it here.  Thanks for giving us a little taste of home Cheryl and Siong but with knobs on!
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