Just got back from a wonderful month in Jakarta.
That’s me with the handbag in the picture above, three to the right of the bride—my niece. I just had to be there! Haven’t been to a Javanese wedding in years.
Of course I managed to find time to do some serious eating while I was in Indonesia
Nasi Padang lunch
Padang is a city on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The Dutch adopted this type of meal—many little dishes, served with rice (nasi)—and called it Rijstafel. It is still easy to find in Amsterdam. And with the ever-growing popularity of tapas-style eating nowadays it has come right back into mode.
Old-fashioned cookie store
Soursop (buah sirsak in Indonesian)
One of my favourite fruits in the whole world. Similar in taste and texture to a custard apple. We planted this tree at my parents’ new house seven years ago. It came into season for the first time while I was there. I like to think it was saying hello. It has produced a huge crop for such a small tree—and the fruit are so sweet and delicious. I was very tempted to bring one home for Kevan.
I’m so sorry I had to say no to some customers while I was away during November. But I arrived back home in Haslemere on the 28th, and my first job is three days later! It’s going to be a busy few weeks. At the moment I have five jobs to fit in before Christmas. Actually it’s great to come back after a good break and get straight into being busy again.
A very happy festive season to all my customers and friends. I hope I’ll be seeing a lot of you before the New Year.
A Padang lunch….I had a few of those when I was there !!
I had forgotten about the soursop. I used to eat it as a kid in Singapore. It would have come from Malaysia.
You obviously had a good time over there.
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Didn’t have enough Padang food, unfortunately. It’s never enough to be honest! Youmust make a trip back to Indonesia soon. Just to eat! Soursop was plentiful this visit. Shame my suitcases were full already!
Welcome back, Ina! Cool wedding pictures….. xx
Thanks Alison. So pleased I made it home to be part of my niece’s big day.
Wonderful pictures. Love the way all your wedding costumes are so beautifully colour themed.
You would like the pink top I was wearing. There were different colour themed uniforms worn by different group. It was such fun! Another wedding is already planned for next year. I’m already so looking forward to it!