This year’s Light to Night festival is understandably smaller and subdued (no street food or live performances). But the Civic District still has historical buildings excitingly lit.Continue reading “happy place, happy space: night lights”
sitting with a boat: Cao Fei’s 浮槎 Fú Chá
After we found this installation on the rooftop of the National Gallery of Singapore restored to movement and sound, we sat with it on several occasions for extended periods to soak in the sight and sound.Continue reading “sitting with a boat: Cao Fei’s 浮槎 Fú Chá”
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:
- Notes From The Hinterland‘s Friday Favourites: proofing her book, which is coming out next month. Yay, Laurie!!!!
- Thistles and Kiwis’ This Week’s Small Pleasures: for beautiful blooms, good food, drink & movie.
- Little Pieces of Me’s Grateful Fridays: enjoy your upcoming vacation.
- Journal of M the Dreamer‘s Gratefulness Project: she chooses Hope.
The Changing Seasons: July 2020
My brain is like a sieve; some days worse than others.
One minute I am stirring in malt syrup into a pot of water in preparation to boil my bagels, the next I am hit with the realisation that I have forgotten about The Changing Seasons post for July. I have been reassured by loved ones that this condition will improve after menopause passes; I only hope they are right.Continue reading “The Changing Seasons: July 2020”
The Changing Seasons: February 2019
It has been another one of those mind-stretching months, with a Poetry Workshop every Sunday afternoon, art exhibitions, and problem solving in the kitchen. Continue reading “The Changing Seasons: February 2019”
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