LIFE IS A BEACH!!! Oh yes, it is! Ok, so maybe not for you snow-bound poor buggers, but it was for us today! We finally woke up to warm weather and sunshine so we decided to make the most of it. After showers and breakfast we hopped on a bus to Repulse Bay to enjoy the water, sand, and sun.
As you can tell by the photos, we had a marvellous time. Bought a set of sand toys from the concession stand and the girls were all set for fun. They made sand castles and sand creatures and got soaking wet. Luckily it was sunny, because it was just 20 degrees, so being wet got cold quickly. There were tons of mainland China tourists dropped off by their buses throughout the afternoon and we laughed at their outfits and their terrible behaviour, but my own kids were great.
We walked the length of the beach, looking for something to eat, and the only food options were Starbucks and Pizza Hut. So we went for PIZZA HUT.....seriously! Talk about living dangerously, eh?
Stephanie was easy, she wanted spaghetti and meat sauce, and Danny ordered lasagna. Emily wanted ham and cheese pizza, so that was no big challenge either. I’m not a pizza eater, so I looked for something without too much cheese and very thin crust. I ordered....get this....the Bollywood Delight. Yes, I did. Pizza with curry sauce, chicken, corn, pineapple, eggplant, tomatoes and cucumber. For real, on a pizza…at Pizza Hut, in Hong Kong…at the beach.
It was actually pretty darn good. In fact, I quite liked it. Everybody else was looking at me like I was nuts, but so what, I liked it.
Stephy’s spaghetti was good and she ate lots, Danny’s lasagne was fine (other than the funky piped mashed potatoes on top), and Emily’s cheese and ham pizza looked much like it would at home.
And mine was nothing like anything I’ve ever had before. But I’d order it again. Even in Hong Kong. Even at the beach.
We had to head back after our relaxing afternoon because we are hosting a large family dinner tonight that Danny organized. Think 45 people (most of whom we don’t know), in a room, eating pre-ordered food, most of which neither I nor the kids particularly like, and you’ve pretty much got the picture. As you can see by the pictures, Emily and Stephanie enjoyed playing with the Mah Johng tiles before the dinner started, but then mostly sat and watched their PSPs during the dinner. Stephanie did eat some BBQ pork meat and a bit of chicken but that was all. Emily ate soup and nothing else. Danny and his mother enjoyed seeing and hosting all the people and had a big meal.
By the time dinner was done and we were free to hop in a taxi it was already 10:30pm, so 11:00pm by the time we were back. Tossed the kids in their beds (NOT LITERALLY, don’t report me!!) and called it a good but long day!