My excuse for this late post (for which I beg your forgiveness & indulgence) is that it has been a whirlwind of a month, filled with hearty eating & congenial revelry in London. It has been a precious time with adventuresome Older & Younger Daughters, in part with Loving Husband: enjoying catch-up with family & old friends, delighting in the festivities of the season, and welcoming the Christ-child into our midst.
It has been a month of sublime discoveries as we reacquainted ourselves with this vibrant city, all the treasures we find on an almost daily basis, one of which was the Garden of Rest, a little corner of Marlebone High Street, near Marlebone Road (see above Feature Photo). This small garden contains various gravestones & memorials, one of which is to Charles Wesley (1707- 1788), one of the greatest hymn writers, credited with 8,989 hymns (Hark! the Herald Angels Sing, O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing, Christ the Lord is Risen Today).
And of course, there is the food. Whenever we gathered, wherever we went, we sat at the table and broke bread together. Here are some of the December highlights:
Eggs Royale (Stuzzico)
Avocado Fruited Salad (work of our hands)
Orange Hot Chocolate with Chocolate Whip (Rabot, Borough Market)
One of many stir-fries: kalettes, savoy cabbage & carrots (work of our hands)
Turkish Gosleme (Old Spitalfields Market)
Thank you, Su, for hosting The Changing Seasons month after month; for giving us something special to look forward to!
“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Singapore anymore”
Borrowed from Frank L Baum’s Wizard of Oz
Bukit Batok Nature Park, Singapore 12 Nov 2018
Natural History Museum, London 26 Nov 18
In a blink of an eye, we find ourselves transported from tropical heat to wintery enchantment. We are in London to enjoy a few months with Beloved Aunt & Uncle, to experience the Christmas season in a much cooler fashion than afforded in sunny Singapore. Continue reading “The Changing Seasons: November 2018”
Someone has been playful with the frangipani again! Several months ago, I found an arrangement on a lawn in Frangipani Grove. I stopped to admire this Person’s handiwork and enjoyed the work of their hands.
It has been an eventful month, filled with music & literary events, peppered with crafty endeavours, visits with friends, good food shared. And yet, instead of being exhausted, I feel quite exhilarated. I owe this energy in part to new iron supplements; the old ones made me a little sick, so I took them sporadically. This new formulation seems to sit well with me, and hence, more energy to keep going! Continue reading “The Changing Seasons: October 2018”