For those of us who live in the tropics and enjoy (if you prefer, replace with a verb of choice) a whole year of warm weather, travel to colder climes is a treat.
It baffles friends why we choose to spend many a Christmas in London; after all, why go when it’s so cold and likely to rain. Apart from visiting family which is always precious, we do enjoy cold weather so it is a welcome respite for us. And the promise of snow at Christmas is exciting!
Just thinking of skating outdoors in the crisp cold while I look out the window towards another blistering day!
Feature Photo: taken December 2016 at the skating rink in front of the Natural History Museum, London. In response to Daily Post’s Wanderlust.
As I sit at my usual window spot at Starbucks, I enjoy the airconditioning which makes an overcast & muggy day pleasant. As I daydream in the relative cool, I recall a message from my aunt in London that temperatures had climbed up to 18 degrees centigrade yesterday! Unseasonably hot for them.
While we had bemoaned the lack of snow while we were in London in December & January, it certainly wasn’t 18 degrees. And we did have a flurry morning, so we did get to enjoy some of the magic of winter. Continue reading “Glittering Grass”
This week I am challenged to think about how different people Speak Out.
I love Wall Art! and that they are used to express feelings & ideas which are not necessarily mainstream (see Feature Photo: one of my favourite sights at the head of Brick Lane, along Bethnal Green Road) Continue reading “How do you express yourself?”
In these few days leading up to Christmas, with the mad crowds, tragic happenings around the world, frantic preparations to celebrate the occasion, I wanted to take a little time to remember why we do it all:
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