My parents are originally from Perak however they both left after finishing secondary school. My dad went off to study in Sydney and my mum to Penang. I remember making the annual trip (from London) back to Malaysia as a child. After having loads of fun, swimming and playing with the cousins in KL we were whisked off to stay with our grandparents (on both sides) in Ipoh. I remember dreading going to Ipoh as a child. I always thought it terribly boring consisting of un-inspiring trips and long queasy (i was consistently car sick) drives visiting numerous relatives whose names I couldn't remember.
Never would I have imagined that now Perak is my second abode. Life is very different up here and I have learned to relish the quiet weekends. I tend to nap alot when I go up there and watch a bit too much television for my liking though!
|rear view of our house|
Anyway G. has acquired a great hobby planting indigenous tress within the estate and in our garden. He has definitely greener fingers than I do (lol) and we are complete opposites in that sense however I do admire his patience and perseverance in planting these specimens almost single-handed in this hot humid climate of ours.
|Huge jackfruits in our back yard|
|Pineapples grow from the ground up!|
|G and our avocado tree which hopefully will bear some fruit soon|
With the help of our housekeeper, Theresa, G has been busy turning our garden into quite a nursery. We have everything growing there from limes, pineapples, beans, eggplant, chilies, avocados, papayas, passion fruit. You name it - we have it.
Sometimes we can just have meals consisting of produce from the garden which feels great after spending a week eating food on the go! Anyway I do appreciate the escape to a different environment where I can just relax and put my feet up for a while.
Hope to post more pictures up soon!
|Pumpkins ready to be picked!|
|clusters of Sarawak pepper creepers|