Gratitude Sunday: Rainy Easter at Kew Gardens

April 2014

E, the master planner for all our weekends booked two tickets to Kew Gardens for Easter Sunday. Apparently, they had some activities going on like an Easter Egg Hunt, Charlie and Chocolate Factory- Design your chocolate and a few others. I was quite excited about it but the wet weather was just a dampener to everything.

We only managed to reach Kew Gardens by 1pm and by then, the egg hunt was already over. Not much of a loss for us since the weather was not very kind- it had been raining the entire morning. Boohoo.

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My two cuties!

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CLIMBERS AND CREEPERS AT KEW GARDENS

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As it was raining rather heavily, we spent most of our time at Climbers and Creepers, an indoor playground at Kew Gardens. The kids had fun. The thing about kids is that they are satisfied very easily.

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Family selfie!

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DESIGN YOUR CHOCOLATE BAR WORKSHOP

Ryan enjoyed himself the most at the ‘Create your own Willy Wonka-inspired chocolate bar’ workshop. After designing his chocolate, he insisted that we asked the chef to take at look at his final product, which of course came along with praises that he love.

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Gillian’s chocolate and I did the work since my baby girl is too young for such intricate work.

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Ryan’s master piece.

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Little boy, proud of his chocolate design.

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WHITE PEAKS CAFE

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After our break, we continued on our adventure as we thought the raining was getting lighter. Unfortunately, we thought wrongly. Initially, it started off as a light drizzle but the raindrops came faster and heavier pretty soon.

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Managed to visit Kew Palace, which used to house George III during his infamous episodes of ‘madness’.

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Just as we wanted to leave Kew Gardens just as walking around under the rain with two young children proved to be impossible, the rain became torrential. We had to take shelter at the indoor playground again. Baby Gillian and Ryan were definitely happy with that decision.

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We only left Kew Gardens as Creepers and Climbers was closing at 5.30pm. On our way home, E suggested that we bought a roasted duck from Four Seasons for dinner and that was the best decision for the entire day. Boy, that was yummy. As for Ryan, he enjoyed his occasional Chu Xian Yi Ding and Baby Gillian had her instant Ella food pouches. Although we did very little that Sunday, it was sure draining with such a lousy weather.

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While the wet weather did cast a cold blanket over our plans, it was still nice for Ryan and Gillian. Both of them looked like they liked Creepers and Climbers and they definitely loved the chocolate workshop where they could taste some sinful decadence. But perhaps, the day was still perfect for them since their dad and mom had to spend the entire time with time, playing with them, carrying them, pushing the stroller…. Just being by their side and not fiddling with our phones and being preoccupied. (And, Mister E, don’t be so sensitive. I am not referring to you. Hahahahha.)

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