This post has come about because I was at a post-Halloween craft show today and as per-usual there was a cupcake seller. He had made the usual Oreo, works of art ones, but also had some rather unusual Coke-Cola ones! Now I am sure many people reading this would have already tried some "fizzy pop drink " cupcakes but not me, and now I want to know what other kinds people have made and discover for myself just what is...
Today, my son and I were at the Dagenham Heathway Centre in East London, making Halloween cupcakes with other children and their parents. Below are some of the fun/monstrous/gruesome cupcakes that were made.
Meet the brother and sister cupcake monsters made by a girl called Catrina/Katrina (sorry for the spelling sweetie).
And these are my monstrous dual.
Getting wrapped up to go home.
*The Dagenham Heathway Centre is a welcoming place where parents with children, particularly those with additional needs, come together. The centre provides a variety of fun activities, especially during the school holidays. It is also a place where parents meet regular, have coffee, lunch, cook, laugh, sing, zumba, joke with one another, and most importantly, to arise anything that concerns them and their children.
I am a proud mother to a beautiful autistic child, and I would take him to the Heathway Centre almost every Saturday for his playgroup. It didn’t take me long to fit in with the Heathway family. In fact, after meeting the family for one afternoon, I was already fitting in. And by then, almost everybody knew my name. That is how accepting, welcoming, and humble the centre is.
Been missing in action once again working on the publishing company. It’s hard work trying to find the right distributor. I am trying to ‘work’ with the distributor for my very first book ‘A Chinese Christmas Carol’, but I need to have a minimum of three new titles in their account. Therefore, I have been working and writing really REALLY hard to get some of those ‘titles’ done.
Meantime, I will be doing a Halloween post mid-next week. Catch up then
Hi! I totally forgot that today is my blog, PY Lab, one year anniversary. Can’t believe its been a year. Time does fly. Anyways, I just want to say a BIG thank you to my dear bloggers, especially to those who are following my blog. Always much appreciated. Really. Please continue to keep in touch. BIG hugs.
I became a HUGE fan of Amy Tan when I was a teenager after reading and watching ‘The Joy Luck Club’. Back when I was at university studying design, I had to create a creative and visual sketchbook about celebrities/well-known people. Amy Tan happened to be one of those ‘people’ in my sketchbook. One of the projects I had to do was called ‘The gift’ project, where I had to be creative and create a gift that I would like to give to a favourite celebrity/well-known person. So I chose Amy Tan. I don’t know how I came up with the chocolate idea. I wanted to make the gift personal (wishing that I could have really given the gift to Amy), and yet, I wanted to do something simple, unique, and fun. When I came up with the chocolate idea, of course I didn’t know how to make ‘real’ chocolates. So I decided to make ‘fake’ chocolates instead. All I needed was plasticine and acrylic paint. Using the plasticine, I started making objects and symbols representing mines and Amy’s lives. After that, I painted/covered the objects and symbols with dark brown acrylic paint. And then I left them to dry. Once dried, I put the fake chocolates in a Ferrero Rocher chocolate box, making them look like real chocolates.
Hello all. Once again, I do apologize for my long absence. However, I do have a good reason. During my absence, I have been researching, planning, and working (which I still am) on my new and very own up-and-coming publishing house which I will officially be launching early next year (date to be confirm). I have always wanted to set up my own publishing house, but I never got to find the right time, or the right moment, to make it happen……..until recently. I am aware that I have promised my follow readers and followers that I would publish two of my books this year, a love story and the first book of my book series. So instead, the two books will be published under my publishing house, with the love story as the first going-to-be published book. I do apologize for all the sudden changes and broken promises. This time, I will make sure that the launch date is accurate before letting you all know. Meanwhile, I will also be catching up on my posting/blogging.
Months ago, I was asked to be featured in my old school’s magazine. Yesterday, all the way from Bangkok, Thailand, the magazine arrived at my doorstep.
I grew up in Thailand, where I attended the country’s original and most prestigious school, also known as Bangkok Patana School – The British International School in Thailand. Not only is Patana one of the best schools around, the school is also my family for life. I am currently working on a memoir that is close to my heart. It is about my time growing up at Patana. Thank you, Patana, for featuring me in the magazine. I look forward to publishing and presenting the memoir to you.