This blog would not be what it is today, if not for meeting and subsequently having misterchewy in my life. Just a couple of months ago, a nice reader dropped me a message on FB. J said that he’s a passive reader who doesn’t usually write to any blogs he reads. He remarked that mine is more than just a food blog, which tells readers stories of misterchewy and myself. J was initially captivated by the nice food photos (which I think have lotsa room for improvement!) and then he found that the romantic and loving relationship that misterchewy and I share is truly inpiring to him. :) J is not the one and only reader who has shared his thoughts about my blog with me and I really appreciate all these heartfelt messages that I get from readers from time to time :)
You may or may not have noticed that I have placed some of the popular non-food related blog posts on the right side of my blog. I will tidy things up when I have the time to do so and update along the way. Actually, I have been wanting to do this for the longest time but I’m a #1 procrastinator. LOL. Anyway, I’m quite sure that most couples, whether married or not, face the same questions like we do. “Where to go?” and “What to do?”
Hubby Chewy and I are always trying to find new activities to do together instead of the usual ‘eat, shop, watch movies, repeat’ routine. As promised in my Wanderlust birthday staycation post, I will be sharing more about the Terrarium workshop that misterchewy and I attended. At first, I wanted to sign ourselves up for a baking or cooking class but most classes were already full since it was a very last minute ‘research’ on my part. I didn’t know what gave me the idea but terrariums popped into my head suddenly and the next thing I knew, payment was settled that Friday night and our workshop was on Sunday afternoon :)
The idea of having a terrarium appeals to me because it’s like having a mini garden in a bottle. Isn’t it very cool? I googled “Terrarium Workshop Singapore” and the first result that showed up was Little Green Pot. They conduct workshops once to twice a month. Luck was definitely on our side because they had one on 29th July, which is the date we checked into Wanderlust Hotel! Better still, got vacancies! The workshop was conducted in a small classroom at Hougang. Materials had already been laid out for us. For those who are keen to know, the workshop cost us $24 each, inclusive of materials. Very reasonable price! :)
These are the essential ‘ingredients’ that you need in order to build a terrarium. There was this auntie who actually brought colored sand to class! Her terrarium ended up looking really pretty!
Hahaha this might sound really cheesy because all of us were essentially making the same thing but I told misterchewy that we should filling the terrarium for each other! So he picked the glass bottle with a pink ribbon for me, and I chose a blue ribboned one for him :P
Hehehe yup this is for misterchewy! It’s more meaningful that way, don’t you think so? ;)
Sorry I’m not good with the names of plants but anyway, there were about 3 types for us to choose from and we had to pluck a small pit from the pot and transfer them to our own terrarium.
Pouring in the colored pebbles. Almost there!
Lastly, we got to choose a cute little animal to be placed inside our terrariums. Just nice, we spotted that the camels were the only ones that came in blue and pink! Hahaha.
Our instructor, KC, went round watering our plants for the entire class. He reminded everyone that terrariums are ‘low maintenance’ but keep in mind but that doesn’t equate to ‘no maintenance’. We only need to water them about once every six months! :D
This is how the terrarium looks like when it condenses. It shows that the ecosystem is normal so there’s nothing to worry about! :)
Yipee! The terrariums are ready to be ‘deported’ to misterchewy’s and missuschewy’s workplace! :D :D :D
Hope everyone enjoyed reading our post and be inspired to fill a terrarium with love for your significant other too! ;) If you don’t feel like making one on your own, you can also choose to buy them off the shelves. Other than Little Green Pot, you can also get ready-made terrariums from The Plant Story, My Eco Tree and Hedge Garden. Note that I’m not sponsored in any way, just doing everyone a favor! :P Have fun ya! :D