Here we are on our annual balik kampung trip to my in-laws. Our summer holidays.
Of course we had to choose to come back to the UK during the wettest summer ever. The skies outside are grey, there's water everywhere and people are walking around wearing Ugg boots and jackets. There is a fine misty rain outside since erm... last week?
We were last here in winter 2011 and boy, this looks exactly like winter still!
At least we were smart enough to book a 10 day break in the Algarve, Portugal. My sister-in-law has a holiday apartment there and we hurriedly escaped there for some sun and fun. That's smart, isn't it. We live all year round in the tropical sunshine, fly 13++ hours here... and then run to sit on another plane for 2+ hours to go sit in the... sunshine.
But KL doesn't have cute Portuguese guys, beautiful beaches, a cool sea breeze that tempers the sunshine... and fresh cherries! Ooh la la! I ate so many of them! The cherries I mean... not the Portuguese guys... *sigh* Don't get married before you go to Portugal, that's all I can say.
We spent a day at Slide n Splash, Lagoa. Entrance was 22 euros each (got a discount) and kids were free. We arrived at 11am and didn't leave till 4pm. It was SO great. Connor had a great time in the kids' play area and even went down with Daddy on the big slide. It was worth every euro we paid when we saw what fun our son had. The only downside was he spent the next 2 days crying about going back to the "special swimming pool".
Today we boarded the plane to fly back to the rain and mist that is Liverpool. We're going to be here for a little while longer before going back to KL. We've found out about another "special swimming pool" here so we'll be visiting that soon, I guess.
Hope everyone back home in KL is having fun too. I am starting to dream of nasi lemak, dim sum and nasi briyani every night so I can't wait to get home soon!