Saturday, July 25, 2015

A Captivating Case

It was meant to be a quick stop at the mall. I couldn't park at my usual area but managed to get a spot a bit further away. I knew what I wanted and was determined to grab it, pay for it, and head back to my car in minutes. 

But that was not to be. I was arrested along the way by a feature in the mall that I had never noticed before. Not being the usual route, I had not realised that there was a lovely spiral staircase tucked away in a nook at the back. 

A spiral staircase... I even wanted one in my home except that there wasn't enough space, and it would have increased the cost by a lot ... So of course I had to pause and take a look. 

Beautiful. To commemorate the moment of discovery, I just had to take a photo. But not just any photo. I had to wait for the perfect moment. That meant I needed people to accentuate the scene. People who would use the staircase at the precise moment, placed where I wanted them.

So I waited.

And waited. 

The clock ticked away. 

Until finally......
Then it was a mad dash to grab my intended purchase and make sure I didn't break the speed limit as I rushed back home.... It was certainly worth it!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A Visitor

What would you do if you saw a butterfly who didn't want to fly away? What a beautiful specimen too! A little touch and it just hops on your finger and stays there. You spread out your hand and it moves over to your palm. It's almost ticklish.

Amazing? Unreal?

But oh, that's what happened....

And I am still wondering about this visitor...

Monday, January 12, 2015

Eating Healthy

Hubby had accumulated some points from the use of our credit card. What better way to use them than to get a piece of useful equipment for the house? 

And that's what we did. We decided on something useful and desired by both of us, with a bit of a nudge from a friend.

Here's the result - yummy bread. 
This is homemade wholemeal multigrain bread. I added bran and rolled oats. Also put in three kinds of seeds - pumpkin, black sesame and sunflower. Love it! 

And this is how I enjoy having my bread - cheese on toast with slices of cold cucumber.

Gosh, makes me want to go make a slice right now!

Monday, January 05, 2015

Raindrops and Roses....

I wonder how many remember the lyrics of that song sung by Julie Andrews in the famous, "Sound of Music" What a classic! I must have watched the original umpteen times. So many wonderful songs. Loved Julie Andrew's voice. Tried so hard to emulate her - unsuccessfully of course. 

But, back to that song.... "I simply remember a few of my favourite things ....." she croons so effortlessly, assuring the children under her charge and redirecting them to more positive thoughts.

Perhaps it's because I need redirecting of thoughts now that I decide to flick through my photos! Ha! Ha! Post holiday mood and all that.

Well, this is one thing that never fails to cheer me up! Steamed popiah, with the sweet sauce, done in my hometown style. Not fattening either! 
Just looking at this picture puts a smile on my face! Must try to make another trip to get some soon!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

At A Loss

At a loss for words

Hence the silence prolonged

Unlike times past

This one seems to go on and on and on

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Like I Said....

The sunsets here are the best....

The top 5 places to view them? Check this out.

Monday, June 09, 2014

Walk View

Sometimes we go for walks. Hubby, the dog and I. Sometimes I even go by myself. We need to do a bit of a workout for our hearts to stay healthy. 

Most days when we do, we see spectacular sunsets .... like this. 
Love where I live!
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