MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
How I missed my darling Dedione the highclass French poodle when I saw this!
IN LONDON NOW AND STAYING AT DATO NANCY YEOH'S SPIFFY FLAT AT CANARY WHARF, NOW THE NEW CENTRE OF BUSINESS AND FINANCE OF LONDON.
'WINTER WONDERLAND' IS LONDON'S GREATEST AND MOST FUN CHRISTMAS FAIR AND IT IS ALWAYS HELD AT HYDE PARK.
As I am a child at heart, I can never resist a Christmas fair, more so with all the trimmings! So Dato Nancy Yeoh and I duly took her 8 year old son Alex Quay to Winter Wonderland which is practically a mini Disneyland with all the rides, roast chestnuts booths and mulled wine bars.
Entry is free but the rides cost plenty money as we had to buy coupons at the 23 coupon booths scattered throughout the fairground. Each ride ranges from 3 to 5 coupons which is equivalent to L3 to L5 or RM 15 to RM 25!
The entire set-up must have come from Germany as most of the signages are in German and this entire fair feels very Germanic and continental rather than the traditional English fair. Even the recorded messages inside the rides are in German! However, language is not a problem as this is London and English rules supreme.
Christmas markets are huge in Europe, especially in Germany and Austria where German is spoken so I felt like I was in Europe at Winter Wonderland. We enjoyed ourselves so much we promised Alex we would return at least one more time if not twice before returning to KL.
I also met Riccardo from Italy who runs a jewellery stall and he actually gave me a jasper ring to my astonishment and to Dato Nancy's annoyance as he did not give her a ring but a discount on her ring, from L45 to L 35! We only stopped to have a look as Riccardo looked like a model as he was 183cm and handsome to a fault...like me.
Brightly lit and gaily decorated entrance
German Bradwurst is a giveaway this fair is of Germanic origin
Dato Nancy Yeoh with son Alex Quay under the Singing Moose which sang in German for God's sake!
Wooden ties, well well wooden you know it
Mulled wine is not to be missed on a wintry night!
As China will soon be the world's biggest economy, these German mushroom sellers are taking no chances with their message getting lost in translation
Santa Claus carrying a sign that says ' Gourmet Mushrooms in Garlic Sauce' in Chinese. Ecah plate costs L5 (RM 25) but tastes divine!
Fake snow is the in thing for Malaysians
This is like the song 'Hotel California'---you can always check in but never check out! But we managed to check out!
Look, she has a darling doggie in her ample bosom!
I wish I had brought my draling Dedione the highclass French poodle too! I would put him in my underwear and let him peep from my groin! Even more drama!
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ONE AND ALL!