Monday, 4 February 2013

Year of the Snake

My tastebuds were calling for Dim Sum and Chinese cakery this week. Getting ahead of this weekends Chinese New Year celebrations was key, so I called out to Hercules to cease bench pressing the armoire, fire up the silver lady and get us to Chinatown pronto!

As usual, we whizzed into town at lightning speed where I proceeded to spend an hour stuffing my face with all manner of steamed yummery. We then got high on sugary Chinese pastries, followed up with a little window gazing at Harrods and several hours of high voltage shopping.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For those of you that I missed in January while I've been off galavanting, here's my second chance to say Happy New Year!
 
Xīn Nián Kuài Lè

37 comments:

  1. was fun to check out these photos. wish I could eat all those cakes in the display, boy do they look good!

    :)
    mikky
    www.todaloos.com

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    1. Cheers Mikky. Step away from my cake now, you hear!:)

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  2. Year of the Snake, my year :)) superb displays from Harrods as usual!

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    1. Happy New Year Guys. Hope the pond project is going well.

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  3. well Good Gosh Paul...are you clarvoiant? Ok...I can't spell it and don't have time to check it because I have to get my hubby at work..but you know what I mean...I was JUST thinking about you this morning and wondering just where in the dog you have been??? I was about to put out a blog APB for you being AWAL.

    Glad to see you've made it back around!

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    1. I am thrilled to have been missed Gina. I took myself on a little vacation and came back to some huge projects but now I'm back on the soul train girl, pass me that tortilla mushroom thing!

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  4. Ahhhhh, Harrods. The food court alone is enough for me to think I've had a splendid time. Sending love, my dear friend...

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    1. Oh yes please! I once worked so close to Harrods that ending up in the food halls at lunchtime was inevitable. I hope you are heaps better Marsha. Happy New Year. x

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  5. What an explosion of color! Great photos as usual, Paul. Harrods' windows are mesmerizing.

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    1. Hi Amelia, they were mesmerizing. I left a good face print on the window gawking at them!

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  6. Welcome back, Mister!! Whatcha been up to? I'll send you some of mom's homemade moon cake with duck egg yolk. Just kidding. Happy Chinese New Year!! L-O-I

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    1. I can see my snake hips very quickly becoming cake hips with all this sweet stuff Mr Loi. Happy New Year.

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  7. "Steamed Yummery"!!! I loved that!!!

    Guess you are doing wreaths for this occasion as well.. vermilion, gold, citrus and purples...tassels...a hidden surprise of snake perhaps.

    Glad you are B..a..c..k.

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  8. Wow, Chinese dim sum plus those Chinese desserts then a grand shopping time at Harrods looks like a perfect day to me. Never mind those scary snakes. I wish you all best in the New Year!

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  9. Hello Paul

    Nice to see you back blogging again. A very Happy New Year. These images are so cheerful

    Helenxx

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    1. Happy New Year Helen. I thought a nice injection of colour would banish the wintery skies.

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    1. 10 house points Ms Gina. I knew you'd spell Clairvoyant correctly. Geddit, geddit, I knew, clairvoyant, oh never mind, at ease!

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  11. Ohhhh I've missed you so much!! I hope your vacay was wonderful-- I'm sure it was! Welcome home boyfriend!

    Beautiful photos- the colors are so vibrant. You captured the colors perfectly-- I love all the reds!

    I hope it's not too cold over there-- it's always hard to come back from warm places to cold and snow. But I'm sure happy you are back!

    Xo
    Vicki

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    1. Thanks Vicki. We had the most gorgeous time. I got to swim outside each morning at sunrise which was heavenly, the perfect way to start my day. Its warmed up a little since my return but I was quite pleased to come back to the snow. I got my Yaktrax on and went straight out to play! Happy New Year.x

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  12. PAUL MI MAN! THE CHRISTMAS WREATH MAN!

    How are you? I hope you had a magnificent January and that you will be blogging regularly! HAPPY 2013 and have a wonderful evening! Anita

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    1. Darling Anita, I'm back and surrounded by beautiful inspirations I'll be blogging as regularly as a regular blogger! Happy New Year:)

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  13. What gorgeous red windows, Paul. Love the dragon with the heelless stiletto feet and the street shots of Chinatown. I love dim sum, good winter comfort food, yum!

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    1. Hi Cindy. Hope you had a great Christmas. Looking forward to catching up with your finds.

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  14. Oh forgot, happy new year to you!

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  15. Very happy to see you back on my sidebar Paul. Everyone has missed you. Are you going to let us in on where you have been galavanting? Lots of lovely Chinese images on your photos.

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    1. I'm afraid my pixie friends have sworn me to secrecy of the whereabouts of our secret holiday hideaway Rosemary but I'm pleased to be back and featuring in your sidebar again. :)

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  16. Paul, Loved this! I'm impressed London has such a big celebration for Chinese New Year. It's big here in the Bay Area of course and it's customary for many to keep their holiday decor up until this point. We also get lots of goodies from our generous friends who celebrate! Love the snake!!

    Glad you are back. Hope you got some rest after the crazy Christmas season. Missed you!

    xo
    Kim

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    1. Hello Kim, glad to have been missed. I'm slowly playing catch up. Happy new year! :)

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  17. Hi Paul,

    Good to hear from you again! Those window displays at Harrods look impressive. So colourful.

    Your Chinese pastry and Dim Sum sound good. We enjoy it now and then too :-)

    Happy weekend & happy new year to you too,

    Madelief

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  18. Hello Paul,

    Have missed your blog! Glad you're back......

    Popped in to China Town too this week to see all the decorations. I hadn't been for years and don't know why! Can't wait to go back soon and also stock up in the various fantastic asian supermarkets - amazing selection of culinary goodies! Harrods windows look stunning........

    Sophia x

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