July JulyBy Mable Tan • Jul 26th, 2011 • Category: Travels
Wow, is it almost the end of July already? This month has been a little crazy (in a happy way, of course). First, my bestie and I met up in Paris for a weekend and then traveled to visit the Queen in London. It was an amazing one week of adventure and it couldn’t be in better company. In Paris, I finally went to the Chateau deVersailles and it was absolutely, fantabulously awesome! Everything was just dripping in decadence. Saw some amazing museums in London, sat on hot red double deckers and ate fish and chips in Hyde Park. It was like being a kid again!
I met up with my former editor, and she spoiled us rotten with her awesome cooking. She made her version of pan mee for us because she knows how obsessed I am with the stuff. It’s seriously addictive. Then the next night, she made curry laksa. Oh-my-gawsh, I was in Malaysian seventh-food-heaven.
It was the little things that got my bestie and I excited. Like going around places and spotting Monopoly squares – Mayfair, Pall Mall, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Street – we would debate if it was yellow, magenta, green… it was an awful lot of fun. We’ve been playing the online version of Monopoly on Facebook you see, and yeah, we’re a little nutty that way.
Alas, all good things came to an end and we parted ways – she, back to Malaysia and I, back to Sweden. Then I had to pack up the apartment because we had to leave for Stockholm for the remaining three weeks of Mr. G’s project! Phew, I never thought 6 months could fit in a box back to Melbourne, but it did (thankfully)!
It was really sad to say goodbye to Linköping. For the remaining week, Mr. G and I cycled around the little town-city as much as the weather allowed. Because even though it’s summer now, there were some miserable Melbourne winter-like days.
With all that’s going on, I’ve been trying to juggle some copy writing, editing a book, Etsy, planning for our honeymoon, my trip to Prague all in this action-pack month! Which explains why there’s so little going on this blog lately. Next month we’re going to be in Italy. From Venice to Parma, Cinque Terre , Pisa to Florence and, finally ending the six months of Europe with a bang, the incredible Rome. So I must apologize in advance that August will be a little quiet as well.
I’ve got some exciting news too! Our Facebook fanpage has reached a phenomenal 225 fans in one week! A lot of it thanks to Lani of Elle Dee Designs. She’s having an amazing giveaway and we’re giving away a Happee Monkee handmade item too. Check out Elle Dee Designs’ Facebook fanpage to win some gorgeous items!
To celebrate this and welcome our new fans, I decided that the best things in life is to give, Give, GIVE! (And of course, we have to be gracious receivers too when the time is right). So, I’m giving away one of my precious and favourite photos, and 8×8″ worth $30, to one lucky winner. All you have to do is like our Happee Monkee fanpage, and if you’re already a fan, not to worry, just holler on my wall and I’ll put your name up in the draw. Oh, I almost forgot, the giveaway ends on Sunday (31/07/2011).
Loving you all and wishing you a safe, beautiful day.
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