We have enjoyed many an overcast & rainy morning/afternoon. Just a couple of evenings ago we enjoyed an invigorating rain run as we pattered through drizzling streets. When the sun comes out from hiding, it becomes sweltering & blazing.Continue reading “rain is kind to our garden”
celebrating every chance we get with treats we bring to the table:Continue reading “so this is Easter”
On Monday night, Younger Daughter & I strolled in the Singapore Botanic Gardens in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival. 24 September is chosen for this celebration as the moon is supposed to be at her brightest. When I took the above photo, the clouds had hidden her briefly before she was allowed to shine again. Continue reading “All That is Hidden”
You may have noticed that the face of my blog has changed from Sunrise, Sunset: Matters of Perspective, to All Things Bright & Beautiful: Delighting in Our World. Continue reading “Time for a change”
As I walk past the fish pond at the Tanglin Gate of the Singapore Botanic Gardens heading for my morning run, I spot these lovely white flowers peeking above the water teeming with koi. I can’t resist stopping to snap a shot of such a cheerful bloom. What intended to be a quick stop turns out to be me squatting there for another 15 minutes, waiting for the koi to come around so I can catch one in the same frame as the lovely flowers. Continue reading “Of Fish and Abundance”
One of my favourite blogs, Miss Gentileschi at Art Expedition, reposted some posts from her archives. I thought it was such a fabulous idea, that those of us who have not had a chance to see them would get to do so.
I am inspired to do the same; repost something from my archives, perhaps once each month this year. To my delight, I discovered that my 1st WP posts were made in February 2016, so this is just about my 2nd Year Anniversary Month! What fun!
Care to join me and share something with from your Archives to celebrate our Pasts together? Once a month, for the year of 2018.
I picked this post Seasons Come, Seasons Go, as we enjoyed an extremely cool breezy few weeks – extremely unusual for Singapore. It almost felt like we had a Winter! I am reminded that as we go through different seasons in our lives, each one good or bad will eventually pass. My challenge is to live in the moment, whether good and ill, embracing the seasons’ joys and challenges.
This past weekend, we celebrated the Feast of the Holy Family. As I am reminded of the gift of the Family, and in particular, my Family, both near and far, some related by blood, others in spirit, I pause to give thanks for those who are on my mind today.
May you have a reflective start to a year which holds much discovery for you! Hugs and much love from my little corner of the world!
Feature Photo taken at sunrise around the Bandstand, Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Younger Daughter’s celebration of Older Daughter’s birthday: sisterly love & Yuzu Cupcakes!
Today is my sister’s birthday. She inspires me in my favourite things: for my fashion paper dolls, she buys me lots of pretty paper; in Maths, she helps me to get my homework right; in Baking, she gives me ideas for new cupcakes and sometimes bakes with me.
I have created a Yuzu Cupcake for her because she loves yuzu! Happy Birthday, Meg!
We used & adapted BenjaminWong’s recipes for the cupcakes & glaze from “Cupcakes with Attitude”.
Yuzu Cupcake, (makes about 10-12 cupcakes)
Candied yuzu peel (left) and yuzu juice
- 125g unsalted butter
- 125g castor sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 pinch of salt
- 20g candied yuzu peel (cut into small pieces)
- 125g self-rising flour
- 2 Tbsp milk
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees centigrade.
- Line cupcake tray with liners.
- Cream the softened butter with the sugar until well-mixed.
- Add eggs and beat till well-blended, light & fluffy.
- Add salt…
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Sunrise or sunset? Which do you think this is? I am sure that if I caption it one or the other, I could persuade you to believe me. It is all in how I frame it for you, yes? I am beginning to appreciate the phenomenon of seeing the glass half empty or half full, depending on one’s frame of mind.
I turned 50 this year. Did I roll my eyes at the prospect of having to celebrate another birthday? Yes. How do I feel about ageing, gracefully or otherwise? I am not sure. Continue reading “Sunrises & Sunsets”