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Bethlehem House is looking for 10 sets of 2nd hand (still in good condition) laptops / netbooks for the children to use. These laptops are used primarily for word processing and web surfing purposes.

If you have an additional laptop / netbook that you would like to bless the children with, or if you know of someone who would be willing to do, please let us know.

You may email us at lavendernotes@gmail.com or drop us a comment here. 🙂

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We’re already in the midst of planning for SPK Tea Talk #2 “Primary Success in Life Examination” on 22nd May. Amongst the many ideas that we have, one definite item that we’re definitely putting forth on the tea table is this…

We’re also thinking of bringing back an old-school delight, Honey Joys, and maybe The Almost Famous Cookies again…but we shall see.

BTW, if you’re wondering that the SPK Tea Talk #2 is all about, this talk is specially catered for parents with kids in upper primary. Here’s a small write-up on it.

The primary 6 PSLE is deemed by parents as one of, if not the most, important examinations in Singapore. Anything that can help the child score higher in PSLE is of huge economic value.

Parents with children in primary school are invited to explire something candid and honest with Lan Chin on 22nd May, and to help their children towards a more rewarding PSLE.

You will bring home more than what you asked for!

This talk can take only 30 people max, so if you’re keen, do contact SHEENA GOH at +65 6469 0715 or email sheena@sjc.org.sg 

Meanwhile, enjoy your weekend, and will you please excuse us as we take a bite out of a delish Red Velvet cupcake…

…to our very FIRST ever tea party!!!

Hello…

How was Sunday for you?

Busy, lazy, quiet, rowdy…or perhaps just “like that lor”?

We were in Church today, and was reminded by a dear friend that Good Friday is but 12 days away. Wow. BTW, in case you’re curious, Good Friday is the day Jesus Christ died on the cross as an atonement for our sins adn was buried behind a stone wall. And it’s good because He did not stay dead, but resurrected 3 days after He was buried; the stone was rolled away and the tomb was empty! – and that’s why we celebrate Easter Sunday, in thanksgiving and praise to the God who save us from ourselves and give us eternal life.

Pardon our excitement, but see – we’re excited because it’s such wonderful news!  🙂

Anyway, remember us telling you some time last month about a lovely tea-talk that we’ll be helping out with? Well, time flies, doesn’t it? Because, in 7 days’ time, we’ll be setting up a table of lovely tea goodies for the SPK Tea Talk.If you’re keen to join in the tea-talk, do register by this coming week.

Tomorrow begins the first day of a whole work week filled with the promises  of making and baking goodies, shopping for lovely containers and table decorations and planning our table layout. Phew!

It sounds deliciously fulfilling already.

Have a lovely week ahead and we’ll catch up soon.  

After the whole busyness of the Christmas season last year, we’ve been kinda quiet (but definitely no less busy!) as we went back full steam into our work and studies.

Anyhows, we’ve just been given a wonderful assignment by the lovely Family Life Ministry of St. James’ Church. They will be hosting a SuperPowerKids (SPK for short) Tea-Talk in April and May and have requested for us to do their tea party! Woot!!

So, we’ve been sourcing around and here’s a lovely idea from one of our favourite blogs who took it from here through here.

Whaddya think?

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Pictures courtesy of See Me Everywhere

Back from BKK and missing the people already. More updates soon. Meanwhile, enjoy your New Year. May the year ahead be filled with the wonders of Christ’s love and His unchanging faithfulness!!! 🙂

10 hours and counting…

With the busyness of the Christmas season behind us, we are now ready for the adventure ahead of us – to create a sense of home for the children staying in Bethlehem House from 28th to 31st December 2010.

What you can look forward to will be lots of photos and a detailed update on the trip.

Meanwhile, do keep us (Lifang, Mai, Ruug and Fai)  in prayer for a safe, fruitful trip, and the building of strong relationships with the children. Pray especially for Ruug who is joining us only on the 29th – she is making a solo budget airline flight from Singapore airport to BKK airport. 🙂

We came, we baked, we conquered

Have a cuppa with a cookie

Even Santa's loving the potion

Crispy, sweet and buttery - what's not to like?

Yummilicious Brown Cow on the Rocky-Road

Two days of baking and sleepless nights of decorating the bottles and the goodies are ready for delivery to their rightful owners! Each cookie, honey joy and brownie is as unique as the person who made it – you might notice that not two cookie or honey joy look alike. For that matter, no brownie loaf looks completely identical either! May this be a deep reminder to us this Christmas to be embracing and loving to those who might be different from us and learn to regard them from Christ’s perspective.

As you savour the goodies, or give them as a gift to someone special, do remember to keep in prayer the children of Bethlehem House as they celebrate christmas and the coming new year with loved ones.

Once again, thank you for partnering us on this wonderful journey. And remember…

…every bit counts. Be blessed this Christmas season.

It’s been a busy, busy week at work as Christmas draws nearer with each passing day but we’ve been really excited. 

In the span of a week, we’ve set up our very own facebook account, invited friends to join us on the page, emailed out our e-flyer and uploaded pictures. You can now add us as a friend on facebook (lavendernotes joy).

It’s now 3:00pm on a Saturday afternoon. What have you been up to this rainy, cold and lazy day? Here’s one lovely suggestion for you to consider…

via kaleidoscope.cultural-china.com

Ever tried Twinnings Chamomile, Vanilla and Honey tea? It is one of the nicest teas I’ve ever tried, and always out of stock. Try popping one tea-bag into a cup of hot, boiling water and let it sit for 3 minutes. Add a teaspoon of honey to it and take time to savor the delicate taste of chamomile tea leaves and the sweet aroma of vanilla and honey.

Lovely way to while the afternoon away, no?