Saturday, April 28, 2007
Take a Walk on the Wild Side...
Sophie is a bit of a green-earth baby. She loves looking at clouds and trees and all manner of creatures great and small. With the balmy spring weather coming into Beijing, Fab and I went out last week to this great little place called The Orchard, and we all had a nice Sunday brunch.
Fast forward to this week, when I took Sophie to meet my friend Belize at the Kempinski hotel. We were kinda early, and the hotel had a cute little garden with grass in a kinda courtyard. So Sophie and I went to sit under a tree whilst waiting, and Sophie couldn't wait to have a good squish around in the grass. I turned my attention away for one second, and she managed to grab a handful of grass for a quick taste. I was NOT a happy camper.
This is because we are on a hotel lawn, so there must be a zillion pesticides and other chemicals they spray on the grass to keep in so verdant yet bug-free. And ingesting all that just cannot be a good idea. I managed to use my fingers to extract it from her mouth, I think she didn't eat anything, and seemed mostly fine.