After about 1 month of growth, I harvested the kangkung and malabar spinach growing on my balcony. It was surprisingly satisfying snipping off leaves and throwing them immediately into a stirfy! I also have kailan and lettuce on the balcony which are growing slow and steady. I fancy trying out mint and basil next!
I went for some dog washing today and my heart exploded meeting this little guy. He was rescued a few days back and was found in a drain during the flash floods. There were about four of us volunteers eager to hold him, and he was passed around like a new born baby! The amazing thing was that he was completely quiet the whole time he was being held - and he even had a little gnaw on my finger. The little guy has yet to be named and he's still so tiny - sigh, I'm in love!
I always find it very interesting to see how an idea develops all the way to a completed illustration. Quite often there are lots of steps involved, and the initial idea can change and morph several times before getting to the finished product. Looking back at my notes, I hadn't originally planned for the tapir to be pulling at the tree and I had also envisaged the puppy to be sat on the tapir's back rather than being ready to jump. The caption of the illustration also evolved as I was painting, and nothing really clicked apart from 'You got this!' My boyfriend then suggested, 'We got this!' which was the absolute winner!
Flashback to my weekend trip to Bangkok in Nov 2017. Had a good time wandering around BACC and exploring the tiny shops on each floor. My favourite shop was on the GF near the bike gear shop. So many beautiful things to see and priced very reasonably too. Best place for gifts! They even had some handcarved stamps too!
I received an Eats, Shoots & Roots stirfry seed box for Christmas this year. I’m determined not to kill my plants again! Last time I made the mistake of not knowing about soil composition and fertiliser - but I’m not making that mistake again. Here I am ready to mix up the potting soil with 1/3 compost, 1/3 cocopeat, 1/3 sand and a bit of perlite for good measure.
I was recently in Singapore, and had the pleasure of arriving and departing from the very new Terminal 4 Changi Airport. It was only when I departed Singapore that I came to understand why there’s been so much hype about T4 and the use of technology. Checking in my luggage, passport control and security took me a whopping total of 5 minutes to get through. I was gobsmacked and seriously early for my flight. My goodness - ordinarily it’s a pleasure traveling through Changi, but T4 has just set the bar even higher. I can’t wait to see what T5 is going to look like!