Standing (L-R): Dr Ruzaimi (my sister’s husband), my father, Dr Arif ~newly graduated ;), my mother holding sleepy Tasha, Dr Hamizah (my baby sister at 6 month pregnant)
Sitting (L-R): the writer of BarelySupermommy ;), Bella, Amir (my youngest brother)
We are back!! Arrived KL yesterday afternoon..
Our Dublin trip was good. We attended my brother’s graduation from Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland. It’s like a get together for my family coz all my siblings were there. Nowadays it is so difficult to get all of us to sit together because we live far apart from each other. Unfortunately my husband couldn’t make it because of prior work engagement. He had events in KL, Penang and flew to Riyadh for meetings. We missed him dearly.. Hmm.. ok, maybe mommy yang over
We didn’t do much there. Eat, sleep, shopping..
feed the swans and ducks..
feed the birds..
and the zoo!! Dublin zoo!!
and we did what Dubliners do when there’s the sun…
Picnic!! (except that our spot is under the tree, away from the sun!! :D)
We took Emirates fight to Dublin via Dubai. It took about six and a half hour to Dubai, two hour transit and another seven and a half hour flight from Dubai to Dublin. Not that bad because at least we had a break between flights. Not too boring for the Bella, at least she can run around for awhile. Even during the flight, she kept wanting to walk around the cabin and see other people.. Haduih..
My preparation for a long haul flight..
#1 Milk bottles filled with milk powder
#2 Extra milk powder ~ just in case if the one you’ve pre-prepared finished (#1)
#3 Hot boiled water in a thermos, or just thermos will do. The cabin crew definitely will have boiled water at the prep area, but I love to have my own, just in case..
#4 Plain water ~ again, I need some on my own, or you can just ask from your cabin crew
#5 Diapers, changing mat, wet wipes, extra clothing for both girls..
#6 Ipad/iphone downloaded with lots and lots of videos / flash cards / cartoons.. Hmmmm.. Maybe I’ll have an entry about what I have in my ipad for Bella.. insyaAllah..
#7 Mommy stuff : Lip balm, moisturiser, lippie and things that makes me feel pretty
What do I use to carry all this.. My trusted Storksak Sofia. I really love that bag to bits. Worth every single cents.. You can get yours here..
I’m glad Bella is not the type that has to have her favorite blanket or bantal busuk.. any selimut or bantal will do for her. Otherwise, I’m sure I have to bring that along too!! Haha..
I just finished with unpacking and the laundry and now back to packing again..
We are going to the City of Love tomorrow… Paris here we come!!
..and if you’re wondering.. Yes, Bella and Tasha are coming along…
Love is in the air…