Yes, it is finished. Not the 50K words, nor the Great American Novel, simply, the 30 days of concerted writing. I will put my draft to bed for a bit, and maybe when I feel ready, will read through it to see if there is anything I can do with it.
Tomorrow, I begin my next 30 Day Challenge: a Photo a Day. Continue reading “It is Finished: Nanowrimo Update Day 30”
I chuckle to myself as the month of Nanowrimo draws to a close; the writing hasn’t gone at all the way I’d expected. I didn’t make the 1,667 per day word count goal, my story didn’t progress like I’d hoped, but I did learn some things about myself as a writer. Continue reading “Towards a Better Me: Nanowrimo Update Day 27”
Not quite green eggs & ham, but nevertheless, a challenge. I am not sure why drinking “vegetable drinks” is difficult for me, after all, I love vegetable soup. If you had told me that I would be drinking Green Juice before today, I would have collapsed in hysterical laughter. Continue reading “Green Juice”
About a month ago, Younger Daughter & I whipped up a batch of sweet potato & cranberry cupcakes which were surprisingly more-ish.
Knowing that the things we love to eat are also good for us is such a bonus! For example, did you know that sweet potatoes are a good source of Vitamin C, which is great for all sorts of healthful benefits, including maintaining the skin’s youthful plasticity (I need all the help I can get in this department)? They are also a good source of Vitamin D (contributes to bone health), iron (supports immune system), magnesium (promotes relaxation as an anti-stress mineral) and carotenoids (strengthens eyesight & boosts immunity). Continue reading “Sweet Potato & Cranberry Cupcakes: vegan-izing a yummy morsel”
I realise that Pokemon GO has received a lot of mixed reactions from parents. I, for one, am very chuffed and tickled by how this game has dislodged my Indoor Daughters from the sofa and propelled them into The Wild. Continue reading “Hunting Pokemons: a new reason to exercise”
Found this recipe while browsing through one of our all-time favourite cupcake books: Cupcakes with Attitude by Benjamin Wong.
Younger Daughter & I were so pleased with the bright pink batter, on account of the mashed red dragon fruit. Sadly, the brilliant colour was baked away, and it became just yellow cake, although with a nice subtle flavour with the crunch of dragon fruit seeds. Continue reading “Vegan Dragonfruit Cupcakes”
Last week, I was treated to two world-class performances by two locally-grown choirs: “ONE with Andre van der Merwe” by ONE Chamber Choir & “Szhizophonia” by the SYC Ensemble Singers. I have never been so proud to be Singaporean! Continue reading “Expanding My Musical SoundSpace”
I love smoothies & milkshakes & bubble tea & just about any beverage you can drink through a straw. I have never had a smoothie bowl before though, that is, using a smoothie as a base and then piling lots of goodies on top. So, this is a conservative first attempt at The Smoothie Bowl. Continue reading “Dragonfruit Smoothie: Naturally & Beautifully Pink”
Keep Fit, Live Healthy!
We’ve been running with the Ridge Runners for about a year now. This 4th Anniversary Run was truly a celebration for many of us as we went out for Personal Bests, whether it was running a little farther or faster. Continue reading “Celebrating the Joy of Running”
After our last visit to Dazzling Cafe, we’ve been dreaming of going back to try more desserts. We made it back this past week with friends and after much dithering over the menu, I had the Valrhona Chocolate Waffle. Continue reading “Mochi in my Waffle”