Oh Hong Kong, I miss you already! So please bear with me while I coo over some holiday pictures here. I mean, that skyline alone is just awesome. Especially when you see it from here, the harbour next to the Avenue of the Stars, where all the famous people from Hong Kong cinema history have left their handprints in the cement.
This post is basically an excuse to post baby-photos. Be proud of me that I've limited myself to two! But also, I just wanted to post a couple of pictures from one of my favourite cities in the world... not in the least because it has some of my favourite people living in it. When I first started dating Victor, these were the guys who welcomed me with open arms into the family, and we instantly got on like a house on fire.
That's me with Jacob, the nephew I got to name and badly want to kidnap. He is the most adorable baby ever! Normally, when people hand me their baby, it starts to squirm and whine, but Jacob accepted both me and Victor instantly - like he just knew that we were family. And hugging me is Victor's aunt Eliza, my favourite out of all the aunts, and Jacob's adoring grandma. (And Jacob's parents are sitting behind us, unaware that they are having their picture taken, poor things.)
When Jacob likes you, he leans his head forward to bump heads with you. Nine times out of then, that works out fine - the tenth time, you see stars! I brought him a little dog puppet, and I managed to manipulate it convincingly enough that he started bumping heads with it, too! That just about melted my heart. But when Victor put the puppet on his hand and started playing around with it, Jacob regarded it with the deepest suspicion - he could tell it wasn't the same! So he's a smart little guy!
These two handsome gentlemen! Just look at them! Jacob has inherited the family head, so to speak - his head is so heavy that he struggles to keep his balance when he stands and walks! But, he is growing like a little weed so hopefully it will all balance out. He looks a little bit like his uncle, doesn't he? (Yes, his mummy is Victor's first cousin. But we still consider him our nephew.)
His mum told us that when she was in China and told these people she knows that her son's name was Jacob, they went, "Oh, like the Majicup!" It took her a while to work out that what they meant was "Marc Jacobs!" So now of course Victor and I call him Majicup whenever we talk about him, hehe.
This last picture was taken on the Lovers Beach on the island next to Hong Kong. I forget the name. On the other side of the island, there is the Suicides' Beach. Apparently, tourists can't understand why all the hotels are so cheap over there! It's been years since I got to bury my toes in warm sand, and I spent some time playing chicken with the massive waves that were coming in. In the end, I was too scared to get my feet wet. I was wearing my favourite bear dress, Victor was wearing his favourite Frank Zappa T-shirt.
When Victor saw this picture, the first thing he said was, "Hon, doesn't it look just like Frank Zappa is biting your boob there?"
"Uh, yes. Yes it does."