If you’re looking for pies, to accompany your Thanksgiving turkey feast, why not get some sweet and savory ones delivered straight to your door. With pumpkin and apple pies for dessert, beef and chicken pies for mains, and sausage rolls for the buffet, there’s a flaky pastry for everyone from Two Guys and a Pie. Nothing says Christmas is on its way more than carols being sung by a choir. This weekend you can enjoy some wonderful singing, whilst shopping for Christmas gifts and treats at Beijing Riviera Clubhouse. After the carols, we’ll be heading home to put up our tree, and deck the halls. Whilst Ikea is one of the best places for decorations, wrapping paper, and fairy lights, you need to be in the right mood to face the crowds. Which is why, it’s so great to have Roundabout right on our doorstep, a one-stop-shop for all those Christmas needs. Dreaming of a white Christmas? Shunyi doesn’t get a lot of snow, but if you love to ski and snowboard, or would like to give it a try for the first time, now you can with Imagine.
You have until 2pm today (Wednesday) to order your pies ready for Thanksgiving. The pies produced by Two Guys and a Pie are hand-made, using only the freshest ingredients, with no additives or preservatives. Pies are frozen from fresh and can be kept frozen for two months. The pumpkin pie is packed with pumpkin, nutmeg, and warming spices, perfect for Thanksgiving. The Biggs Apple pie is chunks of mixed apples, cooked in cinnamon, sugar, and nutmeg. RMB 150 for the family size 8 inch pies. Savory options include the Slow Loving Aussie with 100% pure beef brisket and onions, the Hunan beef packs a spicy punch, or the Chicken Cream Saga with its chunks of chicken, slow roasted pumpkin and onion, with a sage infused white sauce. You can also order sausage rolls, and spinach feta rolls. To order call 186 1255 7637 or email email@example.com. Free home delivery for orders over RMB 200.
Carols for a Cause
Beijing Riviera Clubhouse is hosting a Winter Gift Bazaar on Sunday, November 30 from 10am-4pm. A range of vendors will be selling festive gifts and treats. To keep the children entertained there will be wood carving, face painting, fun with science, and the chance to meet Santa. Choirs will be performing throughout the day, including school choirs from BSB and MSB, Shout Choir, and the Migrant Children’s Foundation Choir. Vendor tables are RMB 200 for Clubhouse members, RMB 300 for non-members. Money raised will go towards providing health care for migrant children. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Skiing and Snowboarding
Qiaobo Indoor Ski Centre in Shunyi is now open every evening, until 9pm, and is only a short drive from the Shunyi villas area. You can book an evening lesson with an English-speaking ski and snowboard instructor from Imagine Snowsports. Their instructors are friendly, qualified international instructors, and are available for private lessons. Further out from Shunyi, about an hour drive, are the Huaibei and Jundushan ski resorts. Here you can enjoy outdoor floodlit night-skiing from December 8. For more details email email@example.com
Roundabout Big Christmas Sale
Roundabout has just about everything you need for Christmas, except the turkey. Visit their store and see the fantastic selection of decorations, wrapping, cards, gifts, and much more. The big Christmas sale is now on, so you can shop till you drop, whilst raising money for many wonderful causes. Once everything’s gone though, it really is gone.
beijingkids Shunyi Correspondent Sally Wilson moved to Beijing in 2010 from the UK with her husband and son. Her daughter was born here in 2011 and both her kids keep her happily busy. In her spare time, Sally loves to stroll through Beijing’s hutongs and parks. She is a (most of the time) keen runner and loves reading: books, magazines, news, and celeb websites – anything really. Sally is also a bit of a foodie and loves trying out new restaurants.
Photos: Keith Joslin (Flickr), courtesy of Two Guys and Imagine.