This is a point and shoot post with a twist, as it isn't quite photos from my weekend, but a few pics from my mum and step-dad's recent visit to Hong Kong. Does that count?
1. The weather would play nice and be hospitable... check! Gorgeous sunny days, blue skies and perfect temperatures... thank you, mother nature, I owe you
2. They would fall in love with the grandchildren (our dogs)... check! They slept with them every night and were perfectly gracious, even when little Ted vomited on the bed
3. They would like Hong Kong and understand why we are living here... check! At one point they were discussing apartment prices downtown
Here's a sample of our lovely week-and-a-bit:
We took a cable car ride across green mountains to one of the world's largest outdoor Buddhas
We stayed in and made Chinese-style crispy lemon chicken and friend rice
We got fat dining on dim sum, peking duck, Thai, Japanese and Vietnamese
We got jazzed up and ate at Hutong, one of Hong Kong's fanciest restaurants, with a breathtaking view of Victoria Harbour
We hiked the Dragon's Back mountain ridge and had a lazy lunch in a sleepy beach village called 'Shek O'
We shopped, shopped and shopped, and then shopped again, for clothes, kitchenwares, computer stuff, and more, and found some awesome deals
We had drinks at some sensational cocktail bars (with sensational prices to match)
We had lazy mornings sleeping in, playing with the dogs and having coffees
We went to a big group dinner with friends when my dad was also in town for the one night, and gorged on pigeon, duck, mutton, chicken, beef, and seafood