Phew, I can’t believe it’s Monday again already! Where do the weekends go? Did you have a nice one, dear friends?
As is more common than not, our weekend was completely centred around food. It started it out on Friday with a trip to meet a friend at a new cafe (Drury Lane) where I had the most delicious Banana Bread with Espresso Butter. Er.Ma.Gawd.Yum.
Saturday got off to a rather frustrating start, involving a framer and less than acceptable framing, so we had to console ourselves that night with an incredible feast of ciabatta, homemade dips, burrata, olives, and prosciutto. And finally, there was Sunday.. wet and stormy all day, there was nothing left to do but bake some chocolate chip cookies, and head out for giant beers and German food with friends. And now we’ll have to do some serious exercise this week I think! ;)
Isn’t this dragon fruit amazing? I bought it on a whim yesterday while I was at the market and could barely wait to get home and cut it open!
Pretty, right? It was a bit strange at first, eating something with such a bright, almost fake-looking colour… but it has such a lovely flavour – very mild and sweet. Hard not to enjoy! And it left my hands and tongue a very pretty shade of purple ;)
Hi guys! How was your weekend?
We were lucky enough to have had a 4 day weekend, how great is that?! Honestly, all weekends should be 4 days long. We had Thursday off for Hari Raya, and Friday was Singapore’s 48th Birthday (National Day). Singapore marks it’s birthday every year with a huge parade around Marina Bay, but seeing as we didn’t have tickets we took a walk up to Henderson Waves Bridge to watch the jets and helicopters flying around instead. It was a beautiful afternoon, and we were even lucky enough to have the helicopters carrying giant Singaporean flags fly directly over us. Awesome!
Happy Birthday Singapore! Thanks for making us so welcome over the past couple of years.. we love it here! :)
Just a few photos we took while we were up on the bridge (see the bridge in the last photo). Such a great view!
How was your weekend? We didn’t get up to too much exciting really, but it was still nice!
On Friday I attended the launch of the new Brother embroidery sewing machine (Innov-is V7) which was really interesting! Can you believe the flower in the top left photo was actually created on the machine? Amazing! Their office was located really high up in one of the city buildings, so I also spent a bit of time just admiring the view hehe.
We also managed to fit in a visit to Sculpture Square for a yummy coffee and muffin, dinner and a movie (the tall ship above was moored just next to where we had dinner), some second hand furniture shopping, and finished the weekend by making dumplings for chicken wonton soup! Our weekends have a funny way of always revolving around food.. ;)
Did you know that the fabulous washi tape company MT are holding an exhibition and shop here in Singapore right now?! I only found out about it late last week, so on Sunday Dave and I went to check it out. I had no idea what to expect going in, but figured they couldn’t go too wrong with all that amazing masking tape! And I wasn’t disappointed – I quickly found myself in complete awe of all the bright stripes covering the walls and floor, and the endless supply of cool ideas! I was especially taken with the new MT Casa tapes, which are wider than usual for use in your home (like wallpaper!).
They also had a workshop station where you could use their tapes to make postcards. Overall, it’s was a really fun experience!
I’d highly recommend :)
(Sorry the photos aren’t too great, I only had my phone and the light wasn’t amazing!)
You can check out the MT exhibition in Singapore until the 11th August, 2013 at ION Art Gallery (Level 4). It’s totally free, but good luck leaving without purchasing something!
Here were my spoils of the day ;)
I’m planning on putting them to good use in a little DIY or two in the coming weeks! :)