May 31, 2005

Steamed Pork Bun, Stat!

Bram's first yum cha
Originally uploaded by billyjoebob.
Here at last, then, Bramble, is proof of two things. Firstly, it's proof that your rowdy Grammy is here, and that she's without a doubt enamoured of you, and secondly proof that you know how to go out for yumcha.

Going out for yumcha, it must be said, is a skill that you will have to learn if you're not going to go hungry. The trick, punkin, is to sit somewhere in the middle of the table.

Too close to the aisle, and it's up to you to decide what the table's going to eat. If you're not decisive, and in posession of a lightining recall of the entire tables likes, dislikes, allergies and favourites, this is a dangerous position to be in.

Likewise against the wall. Unless your table has the perfect complement of diners (any multiple of three), the person by the wall gets last choice of the food, misses out entirely on all the choice items, and winds up gnawing on a cold stale spring roll half an hour into proceedings.

Sit in the middle, punkin, and all the glory that is yumcha will be yours.

1 comment:

rowdygrammy said...

My Darling Abraham William,

You are indeed a beautiful baby. I am now officially the Rowdy Grammy (it has something to do with being a librarian), and have spent a whole week with you and your mum and dad.

I must say that they are doing a very good job. You are looked after very well, your every need attended to swiftly, and with love. What more could a boy need?
It turns out that you like sleeping on Grandad Phil's chest also, and that Grammy can carry you around all Saturday morning while we have a nice breakfast at the Firehouse (one day you will have to ask Grandad to make you a King sandwich), and do all of our shopping at the Preston Market, and you just sleep peacefully on.

I am finding the experience of being a grandmother reminding me of when your dad and uncle were babies - lots of memory flashes of those two dear little boys. Your mum invited me to come to see the baby health sister with her. I found that quite moving remembering my mum taking me and your Dad and Uncle David.

We have an active agenda of rellie visiting planned this week, be prepared for lots more adoring, and heaps of photos.

lots of love my little Bramble