It snowed in London this past weekend. Vivacious Aunt sent a video of the falling snowflakes with much glee.Continue reading “stacks”
We have a Fruit & Veg Fairy Godfather. When the pandemic first hit, my parents received large quantities of slightly bruised fruit & veg from a Neighbour Friend – his brother imports these and had excess. We were happy recipients and made apple crumble, lemon drizzle cake, along with many stir fries with our bounty.Continue reading “Persimmon Loaf Cake for our Virtual Tea Party”
My sister, brother, a couple of cousins (all of the above live in several parts of the United States) and I were chatting on Messenger about the Great Conjunction, and whether we could see anything from our various locations.
My sister and I were meant to meet in Japan this past June. My brother was meant to pop in to Singapore last month. We were meant to be in London now to spend Christmas with my Aunt & Uncle.
Zoom this Christmas will be the closest to seeing each other for a while.
We do not despair. We are grateful for technology. But we are looking to the day when we can meet in person again.
My US family are sporting photos of what they think might be heavenly bodies. Mine are meekly Christmas orbs hanging off trees on Orchard Road.
I first had apple crumble in London when we visited Artist in the Kitchen Aunt. She effortlessly throws together fruity, cinnamon-y, nutty, more-ish crumbles to be eaten warm with thick, creamy custard (or cold for breakfast was great as well).Continue reading “Apple-Blueberry crumble with Almond Paste for our Virtual Tea Party”
August is fast approaching. School will restart soon. Anxiety levels ebb & swell. Venturing out of our bubble is challenging.
One Word Sunday: Pair hosted by Debbie at TravelWithIntent, Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Capturing a Feeling hosted by Amanda at SomethingToPonderAbout & Sandy at TheSandyChronicles.
Mulling over the prompt for One Word Sunday: Patchwork hosted by Debbie at TravelWithIntent, I contemplated things that are made up of miscellaneous or incongruous parts, a hodgepodge perhaps, and yet these bits make up a coherent whole. And if you consider the Aristotelian idea of synergy, we could end up with a great deal more, and perhaps even better, than what we started with.Continue reading “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”
In a world truly going mad, I am reminded that Nature holds such miracle and will persist despite ourselves.Continue reading “strange & wonderful”