We're just over a week into 2020. I hope the new year is off to a good start for you. Otherwise, Lunar New Year is just two weeks away!! - A second chance to start everything afresh so keep your chin up! Our last few hours of 2019 were spent around Les's dining table where … Continue reading Plunging into 2020.
07 December 2019 Saturday Day 8: Our last full day in Japan. We made a brief stop at Les Initiés once more, where Florian picked up another Chaussons aux Pommes and a Financier. The financier had beautiful caramel notes from the burnt butter, and its edges had a lovely crust that held a moist, tender … Continue reading Japan: Tsukiji and Harajuku, Tokyo.
2019 has been a helluva journey. We won some, we lost some, but we made it through. Together. With friends and family. Running through 65 photos summing up our year. For once, I cannot wait to bid this year goodbye and for the new year to begin. Or decade as many have been reminding me. … Continue reading Saying Goodbye to 2019.
06 December 2019 Friday Day 7: Just a hop, skip and a jump away from our ryokan, we found this cute bakery, Les Initiés, on our first morning in Tokyo. Florian's eyes lit up at the beautiful crusts on freshly baked breads and the glossy shine on the viennoiserie. He was absolutely spoilt for choice … Continue reading Japan: Ginza and Shinjuku, Tokyo.
05 December 2019 Thursday Day 6: Around 6am the next morning, Florian and I were up and training it from Sapporo Station to New Chitose Airport. We purchased our tickets the night before to spare ourselves the potential stress of waiting in line and delaying ourselves. Still imprinted in my memory was the flavour of … Continue reading Japan: Shibuya, Tokyo.
Merry Christmas Everybody!! So quickly another Christmas has come. I remember this time last year, imagining how this year would be. Sure, it turned out very different from what I had hoped. We were on track for half the year but well, God needs his angels. I'm sure our little ones are with us in … Continue reading Recipe: Christmas Baking!
04 December 2019 Wednesday Day 5: Our first morning in Sapporo and snow was still falling from the evening before. We didn't opt-in for hotel breakfast here so I had something light in our room while Florian slept in a little longer. When he was up, we made our way to Cafe Denmark for him … Continue reading Japan: Day Trip to Otaru.