Friday, 25 June 2010

COLMAR TROPICALE

Firstly, I am still alive! Much thanks to my blog buddies writting to me and wondering if I have been abducted by aliens haha...but you know how it is. Once we (well...at least for me) go on a short break, a day becomes a week and then a month. I practically had to do a self-butt-kick to start blogging again PLUS I have missed everyone! Busy with work, busy with the children's 2 weeks school holidays and busy being busy.

We took a day trip to Colmar...not in France, but here, Colmar Tropicale!  The last time I was there was a long time ago and my son was not born then.  It was a 1.5 hours drive from our home and a short getaway. Here are some of the pictures around Colmar.  Even though it was in the mountains, but the weather was still hot.










Another fav flower of mine, the grape rose :)


Another must visit to the Japanese tea garden. It used to be much, much better but over the years and too many visitors, it was just OK.




The last time I took a picture of the children, the girls were only 1 and 2 years old. Here they are armed with sketch books and every outing was a 'project' for them. So, it's a learning trip as well.


I have been collecting this carnivorous plant - the Nepenthes -- more to come in later post. Put a little water in it and all sort of insects and even snails will crawl in and become their food. Quite a good way to rid mosquitoes!



Bye for now and I will be visiting everyone soon....love ya all ......(that was the Cockatoo talking ok :)

Thursday, 24 June 2010

DREAMING

If I were a scent I'd be green tea

If I were a month I’d be December

If I were a day I’d be Friday

If I were a time of day I’d be 10:00 am

If I were a planet I’d be the Earth

If I were a sea animal I’d be a dolphin

If I were a direction I’d be South West

If I were a piece of furniture I’d be a daybed

If I were a liquid I'd be Soursop juice

If I were a tree I’d be a Cherry Blossom

If I were a tool I’d be hammer

If I were a flower I’d be a Lotus

If I were an element of weather I’d be Spring

If I were a musical instrument I’d be a Violin

If I were a color I'd be Red

If I were an emotion I’d be Happy

If I were a fruit I’d be a Mango

If I were a sound I’d be the Beach

If I were an element I'd be Water

If I were a car I’d be Electric

If I were a food I’d be Tom Yam

If I were a place I’d be Paris

If I were a material I'd be Silk

If I were a taste I’d be hot and spicy

I copied and modified this from my blog buddy - Constance. Feel free to copy, change if you want too :)