Small Pleasures: boats, tides, little chocolate people

The only thing better than going to my happy place is going to my happy place with my little family.

And on this occasion, Cao Fei’s 浮槎 Fú Chá, the Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission at the National Gallery of Singapore was finally working again. It is a multimedia installation, complete with movement, water, music, poetry. It was worth the wait.

It was thrilling to hear & see tide come in at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. We have visited several times before but never when the tide was coming in.

The feature photo leading this post is also from this visit, taken at the pond of the Junior Adventure Trail.

Nimble-handed Older Daughter was commissioned to craft chocolates for our friend’s birthday. I love these little people and their funny expressions; this is my favourite.

Happily, she made an excess, so I get to enjoy them too!

Another Small Pleasure is reading Gratefulness posts. This week I am encouraged by:

100% Chocolate

Loving Husband & Older Daughter love dark chocolate, even the very bitter 100%. Younger Daughter and I prefer ours much sweeter and perhaps, milkier.

In considering where bitter fits in my life, I think our taste buds have it right: sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and for the new gourmand, umami.  It all contributes to our experience of food, and in a larger sense, of the world around us.  It is about finding the right balance, the right combination, the right amount. Continue reading “100% Chocolate”