The Changing Seasons: December 2018

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. Continue reading “The Changing Seasons: December 2018”

The Changing Seasons: November 2018

“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Singapore anymore”

Borrowed from Frank L Baum’s Wizard of Oz

 

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”

Lord of the Dance

As we greet the Christ child, we sing one of our family favourites: not a typical Christmas carol, but one which we feel reflects the joy of the occasion.

“I danced in the morning when the world was begun

And I danced in the moon and the stars and the sun

And I came down from heaven and I danced on the earth,

At Bethelem I had my birth.

Dance, then, wherever  you may be,

I am the Lord of the Dance,” said he.

“I’ll lead you all wherever you may be,

I will lead you all in the Dance,” said he.

Text: Sydney B Carter, Music: Shaker melody

Wishing you all a blessed Christmas!

Pussy Cat Pussy Cat Where Have You Been?

We are off to London today!

We will spend the next 7 weeks with our family, celebrating Christmas, New Year and then Chinese New Year before we head back to Singapore.

Some of the things we are looking forward to:

  • revisiting Brick Lane & our fave food stalls there: Vegan Ethiopian cuisine at the Boiler House Food Hall , many many bagels & challah at Beigel Bake. Then to finally check out Dark Sugars, which up to now, we’ve only pressed our noses up to the glass
  • oogling at the Lush Flagship Store
  • slurping many many milkshakes at Gourmet Burger Kitchen
  • spending time with friends & family in & around London

It will be a busy couple of months .. we fully intend to enjoy it all!

Blessed Christmas to you!

Photo taken on 20 Dec 2014, St Paul’s Cathedral, London

A Cookie Baking Sort of Day: Norwegian Christmas Butter Squares

It has been overcast and we found ourselves with a whole day at our disposal; naturally, cookie-baking was in order.

Older Daughter found this recipe while combing through Tumbler.  She thought they were shortbread cookies, but in fact, they are the opposite of short:  these are rich & buttery but are also chewy. Continue reading “A Cookie Baking Sort of Day: Norwegian Christmas Butter Squares”