It’s almost the end of October and so much has happened since my last post. Yes my dear readers, I do realize that I’m updating only once a month but I can’t help it, year end is one of the most busiest times at work, so please bear with me until I manage to complete my KPIs 😀

On the 15th of October, my dearest husband received his scroll after successfully completing the Chartered Islamic Finance Professional (CIFP) programme. I was proudly clapping my hands with much enthusiasm as his name was called and he walked on stage to shake hands with the chancellor. It was an emotional moment for me indeed. All his late nights, hard work, cold sweat, gastric attacks, exam fevers and everything that came along with it was all worth it in the end! Congratulations my love!

With the handsome graduate 😉

The next day was my mother’s birthday! This year, instead of buying her a birthday cake like always, my sister and I decided to chance it and baked her one instead. We took a leap of faith and made her a simple one-layered red velvet cake. This is our fourth attempt and we honestly weren’t sure that it would turn out even tasting like cake (yes, we’ve had three failed attempts at making red velvet!).

Sitting well in the oven

Alhamdulillah, the cake turned out great!!

It smelled good and looked good too! After convinced that the cake was edible, I iced the cake and my sister with the help of the ever-so-eager Chempedak decorated it with star-shaped sugar sprinkles.

The two cake decoraters busy at work

Looking very pleased after they were done!

A slice of our red velvet success 😀

The next day we sang Mama happy birthday and gave her presents. She loved them alright 😀 When we were in Lake District, my mother fell in love with two decorative doorstoppers in the shape of owls. Unfortunately she didn’t buy them as she was concerned about luggage weight. So with heavy heart, she left them at the shop. I somehow managed to hunt down the person who made those owls and had them shipped here for her birthday! The look on her face when she opened her presents was priceless 🙂

Mama with her presents!

Then I received the first photobook that I made of our trip to Europe (which I have yet to finish writing about, argh!). It turned out absolutely wonderful!! I only made one book with some pictures as I wasn’t sure how well the outcome would be (mahal kot kan, nak buat sesuka hati takut tak jadi pulak, heheh) but since it turned out fantastic, I’m on my was to making another one with the rest of our pictures! WHee!!! 😀 I highly recommend you Doodlers to make your own photobooks using Photobook Malaysia’s software (the software’s free for download). Check it out here!

Next exciting event was Alisha’s school concert! Last year, she didn’t perform and only made a special appearance during the joget lambak session, hehehhe. This year though, she’s part of the performance! Their theme was On the Farm and my little Chempedak along with the rest of the two-year-olds were dressed as little baby cows. It was soooooo adorable. Too bad Alisha was a bit overwhelmed by the whole thing, she froze on stage and even came down with fever! Sian betul.

Can you spot my dancing cow?

So that pretty much sums up my happy October. As mentioned, I am currently racing against time to chase my KPIs, so this little Doodle space is going to go a bit quiet until I’ve managed to get my numbers.

Till then, toodles my Doodlers!!

Lots of hugs,
Twiggy

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