Gin and Tonic – with a twist

Gin and tonic is a popular drink in England, and is often a beverage people look forward to at the end of a long day. Here I would like to show what I feel is the best gin and tonic (and my wife does agree too), but I have also added a little twist to it – and no it has nothing to do with the slice of lemon in it. Read on to find out more. Continue reading Gin and Tonic – with a twist

Flower press – Bidens

In December 2014, I bought a flower press from Amazon to preserve some of the flowers I’ve grown and make pressed dried flowers. Part of the reason for this was to have specimens of flowers I’ve grown in my garden, but also to see whether this process will preserve some of the UV-pattern. I do believe that no one else has looked into this before. I was helped by my lovely assistant – my youngest daughter, who was wearing suitable eye-protection. Continue reading Flower press – Bidens

Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner

Everyone has heard of the twelve days of Christmas. But I would like to introduce you to the 10-course dinner for Chinese New Year. In chinese culture, we do like even numbers and the number 10 in particular is considered to be a perfect number. So a 10 course dinner can be symbolic of a perfect meal – in this instance it was prepared by my wife (with a little assistance from my youngest daughter).  Continue reading Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner

CNY – Year of the Goat/Sheep 2015

Today is the day we celebrate Chinese New Year. So, Happy New Year to all of you, particularly the chinese visitors to my website. This is a time of great celebration and for family reunion. Being in Oxford, we are far away from most of our relatives. But nevertheless we can still celebrate this as a family. And now with my website, even more people can share with us in our celebration. Continue reading CNY – Year of the Goat/Sheep 2015