When I sent My special guests to their car that morning to continue on with their journey, after a hearty breakfast of nasi lemak and roti canai(from the nearby mamak shop ), I realized that this was the first time I stepped out of the house after more than 2 weeks of serious baking. The sunlight gripped me by surprise and the cool breeze of December air resonated my senses. I recognized that wholesome feeling and the next thing to do was just too obvious. Rounded up the kids, packed up some finger food and off we went in search of a place to visit before 2010 bade us Adieu.
On our way there...
we captured this picturesque view,
It was our very first time to Fraser's Hill and we didn't know what to expect. Since this was an impromptu trip, I didn't get to google for information about this beautiful destination. Fraser's Hill is a quaint little town complete with Balai Polis, small tourist shops and food stalls, lots of hiking trails. Places of interests are aplenty like the Paddock where you can enjoy the company of horses, a small lake where you can boat and fish, a children's playground where you can rent mini motobikes at 5rgt for 5 minutes and if you would like to put up a night or two there are many 3 star hotels and other types of accomodations for you to choose from.
But what stole my breath away that day was its own little Ye Old Smokehouse. It was one of those places you'd like to immerse yourself in and take sips of tea the whole day whilst enjoying a good book under a shady tree. Since we were only guests for tea not guests for the night, we weren't allowed to snoop around, but... I snooped anyway. So here are some pictures of the nook and corners of the place .
the dining room
After snooping around, our tea pun sampai. We ordered the Devonshire tea set which came with a small pot of tea, two scones and cream, strawberry preserves and butter. The kids had chocolate lava cake and ice cream.
The Tea Menu
I'm glad I accepted my heart's invitation to go for a little escapade. The short trip was very relaxing, a breather in times of my wheezing. It didn't require much in terms of preparations and expenditures but the effect was as good as going on a fancy trip. Hmmm I might go again!
It has come to be the New Year of 2011. I haven't even said goodbye to 2010 and I do not wish to. I would just say "welcome 2010, you are now complete."
For the year of 2011, my hopes and dreams will decorate it nicely insyaAllah, with pretty cakes, sweet offerings and fancy projects.
And I hope so too your 2011 will be just as beautiful if not more beautiful as how I imagined mine to be.