Hell's Bells, they're here!
This was the stark look of fear when Lely, Ruqxana, Roy and Shyama turned up just before the witching hour on Friday 23 July.
After scrutinising their tent for bugs (organic and technical) and hidden cameras, they got to bed but not to sleep.
We all had tosay on Saturday morning except for our virus-ridden Ruq who could only partake of a lonely oats porridge breakfast.
Oi Bek and Irene arrived late morning with my foldable bicycle (thank you!) and two more hungry mouths to feed. As they didn't feel like going out to eat, I managed to scrounge in the freezer and found a 6 months old (ha ha) box of frozen pasta sauce. So that was lunch served from freezer to stove to table.
Ruq had to go to the clinic for antibiotics but her mates were there to give her moral support.
They then went on a hunting and gathering and shopping expedition to sort out dinner.
But they later realized only the watermelon was edible. All the rest of the greens had to be planted in our garden!
They are seen here prowling around our neighbourhood looking for firewood, leaves and edible fruits and branches to cook a green and uncorporatised dinner.Fortunately they kept away from the neighbours' papayas and mangos because these Singaporeans could not recognise such fruit trees. (ha ha! Stop it. Don't hit me.)
Because Roy had not eaten sayur paku (ferns) for the past 30 years (it's not part of the Aussies' tucker), I cooked them this platefuland they had it for tea time! They will eat anything at any odd time.
They had a whale of a time larking about in the garden.
But Uncle and Teech were about ready to climb the walls and even thought of lacing this mob's food with 500 grams of Valium!
Uncle was in dire need of male company and he got a reprieve when sunnysideup turned up.Oi Bek: How did he get in?
Sunnysideup: All these women? Is this heaven or hell?
Irene: I can give you Lucifer's room number - 0061!
More reinforcement came in the shape of Dinbut he was too absorbed looking for incriminating evidence of his dastardly past in the old JSS School Magazine.
We decided to take a raincheck on the girls' offer of cooking dinner. Thank goodness! Before stepping out for the nearby restaurant Mus offered to take the obligatory group photograph. Could not decide which one to choose because they all looked awful. So I am posting both.
It was such a glorious evening sky when we left for dinner. (Photo by courtesy of sunnysideup)
That was the Saturday, that was!