Tuesday, March 8, 2011


On Sunday morning the children woke to a wonderful surprise: Grandpa was here! We'd kept his visit a secret from them. Although Craig's Dad only spent two days with us in Hong Kong on his way to a conference in the United States, it was still a fun time for all. Brian came to church with us on the MTR, explored Tai Po, and went shopping in Tsim Sha Tsui.

We celebrated Brian's visit by going out to Dan Ryan's for lunch after church.

Brian brought all sorts of goodies from Australia for us. He used a whole suitcase just for our care package! Some of these products (like Coco Pops and Tim Tams) you can buy here but they have a very different taste to those from "home". Thank you to Nana and Grandpa for all our wonderful presents!

Brian also bought a special cake from a local bakery for us to enjoy for dessert last night.

The children loved seeing their Grandpa, even if it was for just a short time.


  1. The Tim Tams that you had previously tried here and tasted different were probably made in Malaysia/ Middle East or possibly New Zealand. The same goes for certain brands of chocolates too. You can probably get (although I'm not 100% sure) Oz-made Tim Tams here in HK - try Great and or ThreeSixty.

  2. Gorgeous photos Renee. I'm sorry I didn't get to add anything to your care package (I have a few things here, but unfortunately wasn't organised!)