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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

My Lay-Flat Mondays (24)

Week 24 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 24: July 21 – July 27
My Lay-Flat Mondays © Catherine Houston
 
 
– Palm Leaves: living tropical
 
– Flowers: Frangipanee (picked up while walking down the street)
 
– Book: “Deux Etés” – Erik Orsenna
 
– Hammer : home-improvement week!!!
 
– Measuring tape: to pick up the right furniture to fit our somehow tight space 😉
 
– “Blue print”: not so blue…. for the assembly of said new furniture 🙂
 
– Mask: still mandatory (oh no!!!! I forgot it on the picture…)
 
– Camera
© 2020 MermozinePhotography

My Lay-Flat Mondays (23)

Week 23 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 23: July 14 – July 20
My Lay-Flat Mondays © Catherine Houston
– Palm Leaves: living tropical
 
– Flowers: pink and white Gerbera flowers
 
– Book: “L’homme qui regardait la nuit” – Gilbert Sinoué
 
– Bubble mixes : We had a few bubble fights this week!
 
– Insta Pics: for a few things happening this week, like removing the old artwork and the kids room to update their “art gallery”; my weekly bouquet, and last but not least, my new plant, an orchid (a big challenge for me, since so far I had very little success with Orchids…).
 
– Mask: still mandatory (oh no!!!! I forgot it on the picture…)
 
– Camera
© 2020 MermozinePhotography

My Lay-Flat Mondays (22)

Week 22 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 22: July 07 – July 13
My Lay-Flat Mondays © Catherine Houston
– Monstera Plant Leaves: living tropical
 
– Flowers: pink and white Calla Lillies and red Anthurium
 
– Exercice books: Summer break means schooling exercise books “Cahiers de Vacances”, to not forget in these 2 months long vacations everything learned during the school year
 
– Glasses : A got a new pair of glasses this week!!
 
– Mask: still mandatory
 
– Camera
© 2020 MermozinePhotography

My Lay-Flat Mondays (21)

Week 21 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 21: June 30 – July 06

My Lay-Flat Mondays is a personal photography challenge.

– Monstera Plant Leaves: living tropical

– Curcuma flowers: they are beautiful and I like their peppery smell

– Black Board: “End of School” – this Friday was the last day for 2019-2020 school year – A sweet and sour day really because yes the kids were excited to be in summer break, but for us, as many other expats, summer break means flying to our home country to spend time with our family, but this year because of Covid-19 we can’t … 😦

– Insta Pictures : This week we were able to go back to the swimming pool!!

– Book: The library finally re-opened!! Yeah!!! So book of the week is “Frappe-toi le coeur” from Amelie Nothomb

– Mask: still mandatory

– Camera