visiting with lions

Happy Place, Happy Space

In better times, the Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza was a popular venue for events & fairs. Seldom did a weekend pass without something going on: product launches, company events, seasonal fairs. Since the pandemic struck, this space has been quiet.

My most memorable recollection is bringing the children when they were young to watch the Lion Dance Competitions. One year, we had a meal in one of the restaurants overlooking the civic plaza for a bird’s eye view of the exciting & colourful proceedings.

On this particular morning, the civic plaza was deserted, so we stopped to visit with the Lions, who are usually rather engaged with people taking selfies despite the Covid gloom.

A Pair of Lions: one on each side of the Main Entrance of Ngee Ann City; they may seem similar at first glance, but can you spot the difference?

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I enjoyed a quiet 54th birthday tea at home with Loving Husband, NimbleFingered Older Child & BakingFiend Younger Child.

We got a selection of mini cakes from our favourite celebration bakery: Dolcetto. And just to complete the set, BakingFiend devised a Peanut Butter & Raspberry Jam Brookie (brownie+cookie), pictured on the extreme left.

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Reading your Joyful Posts brings me to my happy place. I hope having them in one place makes it easier for you to find when you need a bit of happy therapy, too.

If you would like to join in, ping back to this post and I will include you next week.

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  1. I love the descriptions you use for your family members! πŸ™‚ And, my goodness, those pastries look amazing. Your baking fiend daughter should apprentice there. Probably wouldn’t be long before she was a full-fledged top baker like that!

    Yes, I spotted the lion differences, only after you pointed out that they existed. πŸ™‚ Nice work with the little lions for partitions between stories!


  2. Ju-Lyn, Those mini cakes look so good. I hope you had a happy birthday. Great image comparison of the lions. The male lion rests one paw on a ball and the female lion rests one paw on a lion cub. Thank you for the mention.


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