A few weeks ago when I was at the Flower Dome I spotted these other blooms. It was really interesting to see different shades of purple within one flower. The veins of the flower can be clearly seen in the picture above as it is in a deeper shade of purple as compared to the petals.
Looking at this light purple bloom made me thinking about a pom pom. There are multiple petals that come together like a ball in this flower giving it a really unique 3-D appearance.
This was one of the cherry blossom that I spotted among the displays. It looks similar to a chrysanthemum flower with its multiple petals all up in a ball.
Roses are one of my favourite flowers to capture. I love the ruffles in their petals and that each petal adds to the volume of the flower.
The classic red rose with a bud that was slowly opening. Red roses are the most commonly found roses in a florist as it is widely used to represent love. I personally prefer pink, blue or even orange roses as I find them more unique and attractive to the eye.
This particular rose has a circular pattern and looks like a funnel. I can see how lovely these flowers will look in a vase on the coffee table.
March whizzed pass in a flash. The kids are back in school as term 2 has started. It is a more intense study term for them as they are facing mid year examinations at the end of this term.
I’m also back in school as the course that I enrolled in has started and it’s back to hitting the books and acquiring new knowledge which will help advance my career. It feels strange being on the other side of the classroom as I have been in the teacher’s role for the past 20 years. It’s a whole new learning experience for me. As a mature student now I can say I understand more about the dynamics of a classroom than I did in my early years as a teacher.
Even though my schedule is much tighter now I still carve up time for my weekly mom- daughter date once a week. Tiger girl looks forward to this bonding time that she has with me and the yummy treats that come along with it.
I find that it is really important to create memories for the kids which they can look back on when they are older.
I believe in being fair to all my kids so the boys too get their mommy- son bonding dates. Their choice of comfort food is different from their sister. Doggie boy and I went on an ice-cream date at Bugis. I initially wanted him to try the Monster Popcorn ice-cream that was sold at the shopping mall but he decided on an Oreo Slurry from McDonalds instead.
I find that 1-1 attention with each kid is essential in building up their self esteem and helps in their emotional development. It helps increase their confidence hundredfold when they know that the are able to get 100% of my attention without their siblings around.
Although it is important to spend time with the kids I too treasure my personal time without them. It is my space to recharge myself by having uninterrupted time to plan my schedule, reflect on my week and analyse how far I have progress along in the various areas of my life.