The Singapore Botanic Gardens has given me shelter & reprieve from the haze which has kept us indoors a great deal these last few weeks. Continue reading “The Changing Seasons: September 2019”
I am a creature of habit. If left unchecked, I will drive by familiar roads, walk by the same paths, cook tried & tested family favourites. Yet, because someone wise told me long ago that I should break routine at least once a day for the purposes of stimulating creativity, I try to shake it up a little when I can. Continue reading “fruit of a different route”
A nostalgic visit with one of my favourite bridges & art pieces which has since been refreshed. I haven’t run this way in a long while and it was a delightful way to spend 5 minutes (okay, maybe more like 15 minutes) reacquainting myself with this landmark. Continue reading “Five Minutes with an Art Bridge”
Are you prone to daydreaming? Apparently this is a strong indicator that you have an active and well-equipped brain! Well, if only my teachers had known this I would have been commended instead of chastised when my attention wandered.
Are you a daydreamer?
Stone, steel, silks, stains, syllables.
If asked, most of us would classify these are non-living. Yet, the artists in us are able to create movement, bring to life creations with these and other media. Continue reading “Moving Art”
One of the greatest joys of running in London is the frequent encounters with sculptures in the parks & streets. This one is Kensington Gardens has always been one of my favourites, for the story it represents & the the numerous squirrels, fairies and rabbits that surround our hero. Continue reading “Finding Treasure: Five Minutes with Peter Pan”
One sleep on the plane this past Friday and suddenly, Lovely Daughters and I miraculously find ourselves transported from rainy, humid & hot Singapore to rainy, grey & cold London! Grey & Cold are by no means a criticism – this is the way we like our weather! Continue reading “Finding Treasure: Five Minutes with a Greenhouse”
As I ran down Orchard Road this morning, I mulled over Debbie’s OneWordSunday prompt, Rules. I have, at the behest of Older Daughter who is my consultant in all things poetic, started reading & working through Stephen Fry’s The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within. Reacquainting myself with metre & rhyme will hopefully give me more control; if I want to play outside the box, it would be good to first get to know the box. Continue reading “Refashioning Rules”
I run past this sculpture often; it is one of my favourite features in the Singapore Botanic Gardens. In consideration of Dutch Goes The Photo‘s Tuesday Photo Challenge: Lift, I stopped this morning to revisit with Mama & Child. I previously posted a similar series of photos almost a year ago. If you take a look, you can see that the shrubs have lushly grown around it; one of the reasons I love outdoor art – the work evolves as the environment changes around it. Continue reading “Lift Me Up! 5 Minutes with Mama & Child”
St George’s Church is a quaint church on a hill near where we live. As I rounded the corner early this morning, I couldn’t resist stopping to take these in the early morning light. Continue reading “5 Minutes with a Country Church in the City”