We took Fa, Dawan and Moon bowling - none of them had ever been before (It was going to be ice skating but when we got there Dawan decided he didn't like the look of it so bowling it was!!) and it was an absolute hoot!!!.
When we arrived at the bowling alley we discovered that there was a bowling tournament in progress (which seemed to involved lots of very impressive looking bowling gloves and a very loud woman with a microphone!!) so we were told to come back in an hour. Now, it just so happens that the mall we were in has one of THE best ice-cream shops ever so guess what we did!!! It's great - you choose two flavours of ice cream and a topping and then the server mixes them all together on a frozen bar.....It's very cool (Hahaha sometimes I am just soooo funny!!). Dawan had mango and chocolate (Barf!!!), Fa went for chocolate and strawberry, Chris had cookie dough and chocolate, I had coconut and chocolate and Moon had a spoon so nicked bits from all of us!! OMG it was divine!!
After our ice-cream we headed back up to the bowling alley - this is a picture of all our shoes lined up......can you guess which pair were Chris's? We ended up with two lanes - one for the kids that had barriers along the lane to stop the ball just going down the side and not hitting anything and one for us without the barriers. Talk about laugh!! Dawan, who's only 6, ended up throwing the ball using both hands and then got so excited as it made it's way down to the pins that he couldn't look. He kept covering his eyes with his hands and peaking out to see how he was getting on!! Fa, who is normally a very serious little girl, did really well and was giggling, laughing and jumping up and down (Which was lovely to see!!) and I think Moon was just about as excited as the kids. Every time she hit more than one pin she did this very funny wee dance back to where we were sitting grinning like a loon. It was a great afternoon and really nice to see Moon getting to spend some fun time with her kids since they really don't get much opportunity to do that kind of thing.
In the evening we headed out to the British club to meet up with friends that were celebrating St Georges Day. The celebrations were outside on the lawn and it had been raining quite heavily so by the time we turned up at 7pm the place was like one huge mud bath!! There was nothing else for it - I had to roll up my trousers, take my shoes off and squelch around in my bare feet (Chris had sensible shoes on so didn't have to squelch!!). We timed it well and arrived just as the buffet was being served so we had some really lovely roast beef with potatoes and Yorkshire pudding (Yum!!). Chris then, very sensibly, buggered off inside to watch the footy whilst I stayed outside and endured 'Land of Hope and Glory' being sung along with much flag waving!! (I politely declined the offer of a flag!!). Chris came back and joined us when the football finished and we all stood around chatting and drinking wine - it was a good night.