My Lay-Flat Mondays (18)

Week 18 of my new series: My Lay Flat Mondays!!
The purpose: describe my past week in just one picture, boots my creativity vibes at the same time, and stop going through life one week at the time without even noticing it.
So here it is!
Week 18: June 08 – June 15
My Lay-Flat Mondays © Catherine Houston
My personal weekly photography challenge: describing my past week in a Lay-Flat setting.
– Bougainvillea branches: because it was time to prune it
 
– Flowers: red anthurium (from my balcony), purple chrysanthemum (from the shop)
 
– Play-doh: I got some new play-doh for the kids this week so the creations went wild
 
– Black Board: “Baking Show”, we filmed our own baking competition!! (making play-doh cakes!!)
 
– Magazine: I’ve received a new Click Magazine this week, which I usually opened like a kid and read in one hour. Loads of inspiration in each one of them….
 
– mask: still mandatory (all day long for the kids at school…)
 
– Camera

My LayFlat Mondays (32)

Week 32 of my new series: My Lay Flat Mondays!!
The purpose: describe my past week in just one picture, boots my creativity vibes at the same time, and stop going through life one week at the time without even noticing it.

So here it is! Week 32: Sept 15 – Sep 21

– Palm Leaves: living tropical


– Flowers: white flowers fallen from a tree in the park


– Book: Click Magazine – I love the colours, it helps to remembers that back home it is already Fall


– Black Board: first parents /teachers meeting for this new school year – 2020’s style, on zoom


– Mask: still mandatory (the cute new one the hospital gave to my little princess)


– Camera

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© 2020 MermozinePhotography

My LayFlat Mondays (31)

Week 31 of my new series: My Lay Flat Mondays!!
The purpose: describe my past week in just one picture, boots my creativity vibes at the same time, and stop going through life one week at the time without even noticing it.

So here it is! Week 31: Sept 08 – Sep 14

– Palm Leaves: living tropical


– Flowers: Frangipani (pick up on the floor on the way back from school)


– Book: “La Délicatesse du Homard” de Laure Manel. The perfect book for the rainy week-end we just had.

– Black Board: my little 2 year old decided this week that sleeping at night was highly overrated (for him and for me!!)… so it was a very sleep deprived week and I survived mostly on coffee…


– Mask: still mandatory (the cute new one the hospital gave to my little princess)


– Camera

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© 2020 MermozinePhotography

My LayFlat Mondays (30)

Week 30 of my new series: My Lay Flat Mondays!!
The purpose: describe my past week in just one picture, boots my creativity vibes at the same time, and stop going through life one week at the time without even noticing it.

So here it is! Week 30: Sept 01 – Sep 07

– Palm Leaves: living tropical


– Flowers: Anthurium (what’s left from last week)


– Orthodontic appliance: the beginning of a new (expensive) era, my big girl starting her orthodontic treatments…


– Book: “Et soudain tout change” de Gilles Legardinier. I liked it but can’t get over the weird choice of the cover. Don’t get me wrong I love cats, and I think it’s an adorable picture, but it just doesn’t have anything to do with the book… at all…


– Black Board: first week back to school for my girls!!!! (Okay, I miss them… a lot…)


– Train: not any train, the Lego Harry Potter train, bought by my hubby for the kids (well, that’s his official version ;-))


– Mask: still mandatory (the cute new one the hospital gave to my little princess)


-Camera

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© 2020 MermozinePhotography

My Lay-Flat Mondays (29)

Week 29 of my new series: My Lay Flat Mondays!!
The purpose: describe my past week in just one picture, boots my creativity vibes at the same time, and stop going through life one week at the time without even noticing it.

So here it is! Week 29: August 25 – August 31

– Palm Leaves: living tropical


– Flowers: pink Bougainvillea (from my balcony) and Anthurium


– Limes: my lime tree is back at work!

– Insta pictures: we bought the new school bags this week 🙂


– Black Board: for a nice afternoon at the beach doing sand castles, looking for shells, starring at boats, … at Paris Ris Park.


– Mask: still mandatory (the cute new one the hospital gave to my little princess)

Camera

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Follow me to… Kampong Glam

Last time I took you for a stroll – by “stroll” hear a “photowalk” – we went to Chinatown.

Today, I’m taking you to another very colourful part of Singapore, Kampong Glam, with its famous Arab Street, the beautiful Sultan Mosque and the Malay Heritage Center.

Like usual I spent most of the time hunting for photographic treasures in the backstreets.

But enough talking, let’s go! 😉

After all this walking, let’s relax on a swing shall we?

Thank you for joining me on my morning stroll.

Next time I’ll take you to Tiong Bahru.

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My Lay-Flat Mondays (28)

Week 28 of my new series: My Lay Flat Mondays!!
The purpose: describe my past week in just one picture, boots my creativity vibes at the same time, and stop going through life one week at the time without even noticing it.
So here it is!
Week 28: August 18 – August 24
My Lay-Flat Mondays © Catherine Houston
 
 
– Palm Leaves: living tropical
 
– Flowers: pink Bougainvillea (from my balcony)
 
– Crayons and tags: just one week to go before the kids are going back to school, so stocking up on school supplies, and putting name tags on each items
 
– Black Board: I hurt my back yesterday while playing with my little man (I could not move for the rest of the day). I’m feeling a little bit better today.
 
– Mask: still mandatory (the cute new one the hospital gave to my little princess)
 
– Camera
© 2020 MermozinePhotography

My Lay-Flat Mondays (27)

Week 27 of my new series: My Lay Flat Mondays!!
The purpose: describe my past week in just one picture, boots my creativity vibes at the same time, and stop going through life one week at the time without even noticing it.
So here it is!
Week 27: August 11 – August 17
My Lay-Flat Mondays © Catherine Houston
– Palm Leaves: living tropical
 
– Flowers: pink Bougainvillea (from my balcony)
 
– Basil leaves: from the newest plant on my balcony
 
– Book: “Demain les Chats” – Bernard Werber (just read a few pages so far but I like the author and looove cats so what could go wrong?)
 
– Hippos: my kids rediscovered the Hungry Hippos game in their closet, and it’s been non-stop playing since then!
 
– Mask: still mandatory (the cute new one the hospital gave to my little princess)
 
– Camera
© 2020 MermozinePhotography

My Lay-Flat Mondays (26)

Week 26 of my new series: My Lay Flat Mondays!!
The purpose: describe my past week in just one picture, boots my creativity vibes at the same time, and stop going through life one week at the time without even noticing it.
So here it is!
Week 26: August 04 – August 10
My Lay-Flat Mondays © Catherine Houston
 
– Palm Leaves: living tropical
 
– Flowers: white flowers (sorry don’t know the name), freshly fallen from a tree, and picked up by my little girl during our morning walk to the park
 
– Magazine: Click Magazine, to fill up the inspiration tank
 
– Black board: Singapore’s Flag, yesterday Singapore celebrated its 55th birthday!
 
– Mask: still mandatory (the cute new one the hospital gave to my little princess)
 
– Camera
© 2020 MermozinePhotography

Photowalk in Chinatown (Singapore)

After a long (seems like ages….) Covid -19 related interruption I’ve finally resumed this month leading photowalks in different parts of Singapore. I’ve done two in July, one in Chinatown and one in Kampong Glam.

So let’s start with Chinatown!!!

First of all, I was saddened to see how many small shops are now closed in and around Pagoda street. I often go there early in the morning to witness the opening of the shops, but last week-end not much was going on. The touristy streets feel really empty…

We have an expression in french “il n’y a pas un chat”, the direct translation would be “there is no cat”, meaning no one in the street….

…but wait!!!

….there was a cat!!!

I was however quickly welcomed by the rain.

The rain did not last, and I was able to walk like usual into the back streets, hunting for “treasures” to photograph.

I discovered or rediscovered fantastic mural paintings.

And I finished my stroll by looking at the few shops opened.

See you soon for a glimpse at Kampong Glam!!

To schedule a photowalk with me, see more of my work or purchase a print, please check out my website :-): www.mermozinefineart.com

My Lay-Flat Mondays (25)

Week 25 of my new series: My Lay Flat Mondays!!
The purpose: describe my past week in just one picture, boots my creativity vibes at the same time, and stop going through life one week at the time without even noticing it.
So here it is!
Week 25: July 28 – August 03
My Lay-Flat Mondays © Catherine Houston
– Palm Leaves: living tropical
 
– Flowers: Bougainvillea (from my balcony, finally bloomed!!!)
 
– Book: “La Prochaine Fois” – Marc Levy
 
– Black board: I decided this week to get back in shape and to run with my girls!! (and I hate running, so it’s quite painful…).
 
– Red hospital bracelet: for my morning in the ER with my youngest daughter (she’s okay 🙂 ).
 
– Mask: still mandatory (the cute new one the hospital gave to my little princess)
 
– Camera
© 2020 MermozinePhotography