Lilypie Third Birthday tickers

Sunday, August 30, 2009



Tuesday, August 11, 2009


It's a nice breezy evening, and we had an early dinner. There's a cathedral nearby that holds choral evensong services at 6pm nearly everyday so we decided to visit.

We didn't attend the service in the end, because Stardust was a little bit grouchy and would have been disruptive. Instead, we wandered around the churchyard and listened to the music emanating from the stained glass windows.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Singapore!

So, it's National Day, and I'm watching the live stream of the parade on the official website.

Here's a video clip that was screened during one of the segments, entitled 'Chapter 7: When I Grow Up'. (I couldn't find the actual clip online, so I purloined this one which was taken at the National Day Media Brief event - credit goes to NDPeeps).

When I grow up, I want to be a PSP helper too!

Friday, August 07, 2009

Movie Night

The food:
Baked salmon fillet in lemon butter
Potato cakes
Red pepper chipolatas
Grilled portobello mushrooms with olive oil and basil
Grilled tomatoes topped with cheddar and oregano
Couscous with roasted mixed vegetables

The drink:
Apple juice mixed with sparkling water

The films:
Blind Date - just a little touch of insanity and Bruce Willis with hair.
Australia - Hugh Jackman posing in slow motion . Yum.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

The backyard

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Walking on the sunny side

I know what I'm gonna have for breakfast tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

I love Tesco's!!!

I just love grocery shopping!

It is so rewarding, going to the supermarket here, with its rows and rows of fresh seasonal produce looking luscious in neat little plastic bins and its long lines of jars gleaming temptingly on shelves.

I love to take Stardust with me and let him smell the fruit and touch the vegetables. Sometimes, he will even help me pick out the hardier vegetables like cabbages and cauliflowers (anything that doesn't bruise easily).

The fruits and vegetables here taste so much better than the ones grown back at home in the hydroponics farms, especially the produce harvested from organic farms. I suppose this is because they are allowed to fully ripen in their own season before the harvest.

I do try to buy local as much as is possible when I'm at the market in Singapore, but most of the produce in the supermarkets are imported, so they are picked for transport whilst they are still green, thus losing much of their natural fragrance and flavour.

There is a prize-winning farm shop not too far away from here and I am rather curious about what they offer. Maybe I will visit it sometime in the week and take Stardust with me. What a treat!
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