some flowers

21 May

london7.52am 14.9C cloudy saturday 2016

 

i first saw this in australia, and i call it a bottle brush plant. now there is this big bushy growth right in my courtyard with lots of budding flowers . it should be quite a nice sight when all the flowers come to bloom. the lilac was growing in the front fence of a terrace house in pimlico. it has a heavenly scent.

london 5.07pm 16.2C cloudy

today i thought of getting out and about, so after the library i decided to take the bus to westfield shepherd bush.

i wanted to go to the street market nearby but could not find it. maybe it does not open on a saturday.

the shepherd bush bus garage having an open day where people can get tours of the bus garage, and it was the reason why i decided to go there today; but i decided i am not that interested in it and decided to go to the library there instead. and then i went into the westfield shopping complex, it is a very nice one, with a transparent roof that lets in sunshine.

the day was spent on the buses, because it is a long trip to the shepherd’s bush… and then it was a long trip through the westend , and then south of the river to the asda in old kent road. i just looked at the passing scenery and the people. oxford st so busy and i was looking to see if they all were carrying shopping bags, some were but not that many. are they all just window shopping? trafalgar square has a stage setup, so i googled it and found out there is a opera broadcast live on certain days, and tomorrow there will be an orchestra  going to play  tchaikovsky’s music live. 

there was food to be sampled. cheese and a yogurt- like drink in asda.

satay chicken outside ‘penang’ a malaysian restaurant near westfield; i took a piece and the chef who was handing it out suggest i dipped it in the sauce. it goes to show how long i have lived away from malaysia, because i clean forgot that was what the sauce was for… and when i dipped it in the sauce i did not scoop it deep inside and so only got the top oil. in fact i told him the sauce needs more peanuts… and it was only when i walked away that i realise it was my mistake. i realised i did not scoop deep enough to get into the sauce dish and scoop the sauce properly… so there was peanut in the sauce, it just happen to be settled deep inside…i did feel a bit bad about it, for criticising it when it was a free sample…no wonder he looked confused when i said it…  on the other hand, u could say in malaysia, u wont find the sauce have so much oil on top that u cannot see the peanut…

it did make me think of  kajang satay with nostalgia and the time we would all go there in a car and eat satay after going to clean the graves of my parent at that time of year for doing it.  its been so long since i eaten satay, that i forgot how to do it. that is what happens when u live in london for so long and dont go back to malaysia for years. 

its a pleasant way to spend the time, sit on the top deck in front and watch the scenery pass by; especially when there is a vague reason for the trip … asda for the £2/kg pork they are selling today. 

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4 Responses to “some flowers”

  1. Garfield Hug Saturday May 21, 2016 at 3:39 pm #

    This is sooo pretty! Yes I saw bottle brushes in Australia too. If I am there now, I would cut some lilac for my room. Have a good weekend!

  2. Garfield Hug Saturday May 21, 2016 at 3:40 pm #

    Forgot to add…I am naughty to be thinking of cutting the lilacs ha ha

    • alifesgayventure Saturday May 21, 2016 at 4:37 pm #

      it would be nice to cut the flowers and put in the flat for the scent alone. but flowers dont last long when cut, lilac especially , they droop down so cannot be put upright in a vase; that is why i leave them on the branch. perhaps i see flowers everywhere around me, so there is no need to cut them and put them indoors. this morning i happen to pick up a book by bill bryson, called little dribbling… about his travels in uk, and i read a passage where he said in any open waste ground, u can see flowers blooming… in usa he says it would be covered with weeds, but not in uk, flowers just bloom away in the wild and he is right.

      • Garfield Hug Saturday May 21, 2016 at 4:42 pm #

        Well shared! Have a good day in UK!!

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