Picture book by Paul Thurlby September reminds me of New York. A decade ago, hubby and I made a trip to “The Big Apple” to attend a dear friend’s wedding, celebrated his birthday and caught the US Tennis Championship. I found Paul Thurlby’s NY is for New York while browsing in the library and flipping… Continue reading NY is for New York
We visited Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom exhibition at Gardens by the Bay and loved it so much (check out the blog post on the exhibition here), we decided to diy our lanterns for mid-autumn festival as inspired by some of our favourite installations from the exhibition. Lantern Inspired by Cardinal Red and Gold Persian… Continue reading Dale Chihuly Inspired Lanterns
Gardens by the Bay The family spent two consecutive days at Gardens by the Bay during the September school holidays; covering the two conservatories (Flower Dome and Cloud Forest) on day one and the outdoors on day two. We embarked on a journey to spot all the installations of Dale Chihuly’s masterpieces as part of… Continue reading Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom
Mid-autumn festival is round the corner and the girls and I spent some time making snow skin mooncakes. A fun, fast, messy and unhealthy treat! Ingredients 75g kaofen/fried glutinous rice flour 100g icing sugar 25g Crisco 60ml cool boiled water a quarter tsp pandan essence paste Fillings of choice. We used lotus paste Step 1:… Continue reading Making Snow Skin Mooncakes
Mind in the Making: Skill 2 Perspective Taking Some 13 years ago, hubby and I got a thousand piece puzzle of M.C. Escher’s “Waterfall” from Puzzle World in Wanaka, NZ. It had been kept in storage and I finally decided to work on it after so many years. We enjoyed his artworks on perspective illusion… Continue reading How You Can Promote Perspective Taking in Children
The Big Green Pocketbook, Caps for Sale, Angus Lost, Blueberries for Sal I decided to journal my BFIAR journey (in parts) with younger Gem as I was clearing photos to make more space in my phone. How I miss spending more time with her and older Gem previously before they started formal school. We took… Continue reading Before Five in a Row (II)
Goodnight Moon, Prayer for a Child, Play with Me, The Little Rabbit I decided to journal my BFIAR journey (in parts) with younger Gem as I was clearing photos to make more space in my phone. How I miss spending more time with her and older Gem previously before they started formal school. We took… Continue reading Before Five in a Row (I)
“A soothing tongue is a tree of life but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.” Proverbs 15:4 The catchy tune of “Fruit of the Spirit” by Uncle Charlie has been a recent favourite on the girls’ playlist and they managed to pick up the tongue twisting lyrics in no time. Living our lives with love,… Continue reading Parenting with the Fruit of the Spirit
Grim news of covid-19, floods and unrest in numerous nations and lost of life at RVHS brought me to the book of Psalms to seek solace. Art is truly therapeutic as I mediate on the word of God. Through it all we can only put our hope and trust in our faithful God… Day One… Continue reading Finding Hope and Strength from Psalms
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