Today was a long day, but I’m happy it was long because it was spent in good company and good fun.
Phoebie and I had brunch with some of our friends at Ikea and after some play time at the cafe play area, the kids happily got to eat ice-cream.
After Ikea, we headed to Singapore Expo for the Parenthood Fair organized by Motherhood magazine.
While the car park was very full (as usual), the fair wasn’t as crowded as I had expected. I’m not sure if it’s because the fair is half the size of the same fair last year.
Nonetheless, I love such fairs because diapers are always at a very good price. Depending on the brand, there can also be very interesting freebies too. Like the last time I stocked up on Huggies diapers, I got a free toddler scooter worth about $100.
Ben finished with his appointment and met Phoebie and I at the fair. After which, we made a quick trip to the supermarket to buy ingredients for making Shepherd’s Pie. I had been craving for it all week, and since my secondary school mates were gathering at our place, I figured I might as well make the pie.
The last time I made the Shepherd’s Pie was 4 years ago when we had our home dedication and I was going to cook it solely based on memory.
Next, I mashed the potatoes I had been boiling in another pot. I remember seeing this method of mashing boiled potatoes from a sift while watching Masterchef Australia and decided to try it out. After the potatoes were mashed, I stirred and mixed salted butter into the potato over low heat.
While we waited for our guests to arrive and for the pies to cook, we had a little Skype session with our dear friends who are in Dublin.
As our friends started arriving, the Shepherd’s Pie was also finally ready.
I would be lying if I said I wasn’t worried about the taste. Thankfully, all those who tried it liked it. Most importantly, my craving was finally satisfied. Haha… And I have a feeling I may be cooking this again before the baby is due.
I love how we finally got to meet all the spouses and spouse-to-be tonight. Missing Reithna and Robin and Jeremy though. It’s amazing and exciting how our group is growing as we all settle down one by one. Can someone please have some kids soon so that Phoebie won’t be the only kid? Lol…
Almost 1am now, the day is finally almost over as I get ready for bed. It certainly has been a long Saturday but I must say I haven’t laughed this hard in a while. Definitely loved today!