Wednesday, February 25, 2015


The Diva's Weekly Challenge #206: "Tools/Trade"

My trade is NOT decorating cakes, I actually had to buy one of those icing tool kits from the supermarket but if there is a time to try something that I wouldn't normally do, it's here and now. I thought Paul deserved a cake today and the idea came into my head to combine baking with this week's challenge which is to use a tool for tangling that we haven't used before. Raspberry and yoghurt cake sounded healthy and normally I would just leave off the icing (although Paul loves icing!) so armed with pink coloured icing squeezed out printemps, mooka and finished with bales.
Oh well, it's different!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Year of the Goat

The Diva's  Weekly Challenge #205: "Year of the Goat"

As I was born in 1955 I'm apparently a goat so it's my lucky year!
I wish I could say that I drew this handsome fellow from the start but I traced him.

Chinatown in Singapore displayed fantastically made prancing goats, I took this photo from the top of a Hop-On-Hop-Off bus.


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Inspiration from Myanmar (Burma)

From landing in Yangon to the busy markets in Hpa-an, the Bagan Archaeological area and the fascinating floating village at Inle Lake we absorbed the brilliant colour and life of Myanmar.

With Paul, Nan and Josh in Yangon.

Meeting Nan's family
A young monk walking across the bridge linking a temple which is high on a rock on an island near Hpa-an.

Market in Hpa-an

We passed many trucks overflowing with people coming and going to the markets.
Floating village at Inle Lake

Fisherman at Inle Lake

Temple in Bagan. Is that mooka in the gate?

Mount Popa.
We climbed to the top -'s the view!
With our happy driver Ko Myint Thu who drove us back safely.

If you ever need a car and driver in Myanmar, you can book  Ko Myint Thu at