Saturday, 31 May 2014

BIM in Europe - Amsterdam & Heineken Experience

Back in Amsterdam, we wondered around, visited a few places and ended up beer drinking, not me of course :) That was the highlight for daddy, the Heineken experience.. Read till the end if you want to know more.

Let's start with Anne Frank..
Born on June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt, Germany, Anne Frank lived in Amsterdam with her family during World War II. Fleeing Nazi persecution of Jews, the family went into hiding for two years; during this time, Frank wrote about her experiences and wishes. She was 15 when the family was found and sent to the camps, where she died. Her work, The Diary of Anne Frank, has gone on to be read by millions.

Unfortunately, the queue to her house sooooo loooooong that we decided to go elsewhere instead.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

BIM in Europe - Keukenhof - Tulips!

When you think about Holland, you will think about tulips. But do you know that it's actually imported from the middle east, more specifically, Turkey or back in those days, the Ottomon Empire in the 16th century. Well, we decided to check out Keukenhof, world second largest flower garden.

7 million bulbs are planted annually, what mind boggling stats
Walking through the tulips...
In the mid-17th century, tulips were so popular that they created the first economic bubble, known as "Tulip Mania" (tulipomania). 

Thursday, 22 May 2014

BIM in Europe - The Netherlands - Marken, Volendum & Zaanse Schans

Question: How do you cross the English Channel?
Answer: Ferry trip! Stena Line from Harwich to Hook of Holland to be precise. It's pretty good considering that we can sleep on the cruise for the night and arrive in Holland the next day. Maybe the motion rocks me to sleep. :)

On the deck of Stena Line
It's more like a cruise than a ferry.

We then follow a tour from Tours and Tickets to Marken, Volendum & Zaanse Schans.
First stop - Marken. It's literally like an island surrounded by water and used to flood regularly till dikes were constructed.
Marken - a picturesque little fisherman village

Saturday, 17 May 2014

BIM in Europe - London part 2

We woke up earlier the next day and ventured around once again...
Big Ben - I was asleep once again! It's hard being a bub...
Trafalgar Square - finally it is more than a piece of monopoly piece =) 
In reality, Trafalgar square was built with an initial budget of £11,000 in the early 19th century after the Battle of Trafalgar. £240 is a BARGAIN. Probably in the millions now.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

BIM in Europe - London

Hi everyone,
We were in Europe! It was quite a long trip to Europe from Mandurah @Malaysia Airlines and very taxing on mummy and daddy (probably another separate post by itself) but we managed to get there, albeit very tired. But we were happy to see Uncle T & Auntie D once again. 
sleeping beauty in bassinet @malaysiaairlines 
Uncle T & Auntie D and me in some flower market!

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Happy mother's day

I'm a petite little girl, as you can notice from photos in the previous posts. This however has become mummy's concern. She always comes out with various dishes, cooks with different styles, makes meal time enjoyable, in hope to put an extra spoon of food into my mouth. Recently I'm started on formula milk on top of my regular meals and I love the taste of it!

This morning mummy brought me to visit a community nurse and had some discussion with her. I was weighed, not surprisingly my weight remains static. After that I had the opportunity to do some handprints on a certificate and on a mother's day card. Yeah!

This is the certificate that I've made.