My Fragrant Saigon – Vietnam Blog 1

Hello natural beauties for the next month I’ll be blogging from my phone while I travel Vietnam. Please forgive any typos or mistakes as it’s slightly more difficult doing this from a little device than it is from laptop. I’ll be searching for some fragrant moments for you and here is what I’ve found on my first few days …


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The most aromatic moment so far has to be the Vietnamese coffee.  The robusta bean is mostly used which is more bitter than the arabica. Coffee culture is a serious thing here and being a diabetic vegan I have to drink it black without sugar – on ice! Iced coffee and iced tea are what most of the locals drink and I’m down with that because it’s soooooo hot! I’m surprised how much I love it!


Ca phe den da (iced black coffee) 


So many beautiful teas – literally dried flowers at the Ben Thanh Market






A little star jasmine flower on the streets of Saigon


A Vietnamese orange – the rind smells like a mix of mandarin and orange and the  fruit has a mild mandarin flavour.



Incense at the Buddhist Jade Pagoda was absolutely divine



Fragrant Lilies at the jade pagoda 



And finally a trip to Villa Royale Antiques and Tea Room for a fragrant jug of Iced Sillver Moon (peach) tea


I’ve loved my first few days in Vietnam in the beautiful city of Saigon.

Stay tuned for the next episode where I’ll be posting pics from the Mekong Delta and the beachy Nha Trang.

 

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My Jasmine – Spring has Sprung!

Dear lovers of natural scent, the jasmine buds have finally flowered! Spring has sprung with these tiny little flowers packed with the most delightful scent. My last jasmine post was 2 weeks ago and I had predicted I would have had flowers by then, but was disappointed I didn’t. A day after the article, a lone flower popped out….

 

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At first there was one

lone flower

lone flower

 

And then there were three

three amigos

three amigos

 

And now

my jasmine

my jasmine

 

The plant is still only a couple of years old so I’m looking forward to more flowers next year.

Spring has sprung. I’m now counting down to summer!

What season are you in?

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My Jasmine – A Countdown to the Southern Spring ~ Week 5

The jasmine chronicle continues into week 5, after I spotted buds on the vine at the front of my place. I was wrong – which is unusual because I’m usually right 100% of the time (hehehehe). I predicted little flowers this week but was thwarted as we were plunged back into the dead of winter, with cold temperatures and rain. Here is where my potential flowers are at:

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A slightly blurry pic, but you can see some of the bigger buds are turning a much lighter pink:

A bit blurry but still cute

A bit blurry but still cute

 

It’s definitely winter rain falling on those little buds:

 

It's definitely winter rain!

It’s definitely winter rain!

 

Come on you little beauties!!!!!!!

 

Come on little ones!

Come on little ones!

 

So here we are at the end of another week and nature is in control. I’d like to go out on a limb and predict flowers next week – but my last prediction didn’t end so well. I’m going to say 1 week to 10 days, and I’ll have jasmine flowers. I will be so happy when that time comes.

Spring! Spring! Spring! (That’s my chant).

 

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My Jasmine – A Countdown to the Southern Spring ~ Week 4

My countdown continues as we take a close up look at the jasmine buds on the vine at the front of my place. Jasmine is sweet and sensual, and tells me summer is on the way! And yes, the buds are getting bigger still ……

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pink and promising

pink and promising

 

Who would have thought the little white flowers could be born from such deep pink buds?

 

nice!

 

My prediction is that I will have flowers next week! Stay tuned.

 

happy little buds in the sun

happy little buds in the sun

 

More next week.

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My Jasmine – A Countdown to the Southern Spring ~ Week 3

This is week 3 in the thrilling account of my countdown to spring in Sydney. The jasmine out the front of my place is my guide. I don’t get a lot of sun so I’m sure I’ll see some little jasmine flowers elsewhere first – but here are a couple of pics of my little buds:

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The buds are looking juicy …

pinker and plumper

pinker and plumper

 

The little ones preparing for their debut:

bursting with goodness

bursting with goodness

 

 

More next week.

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My Jasmine – A Countdown to the Southern Spring ~ Week 2

My keen eye has been on the jasmine and the buds are getting rosier and juicier. Here is my pictorial countdown to the Aussie spring, 2016.

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One week on from the first pics and I can see the plumpness in each potential little flower. The reason I’m so delighted when I see these little buds, is that I really don’t love the winter and when I see the jasmine, I know it’s getting warmer, and closer to summer.

 

potential

potential

 

And more:

 

countdown to flowers

countdown to flowers

 

And maybe just another so you can understand how excited I am

 

I'm so excited about spring

I’m so excited about spring

 

More next week.

Remember to treat yourself first, then everyone will benefit.

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My Jasmine – A Countdown to the Southern Spring

As I was looking at my flowering (winter) zygo cactus the other day, I had to look twice, but saw the most wonderful sight – jasmine buds on the vine. This is the promise of spring and I am so delighted. Follow my thrilling weekly updates on the jasmine here …… a countdown to the southern hemisphere spring woo hooooooo!!!!!!!!!

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I’m not good in winter so any sign that the new season is coming is good to me.

This is a sign.

 

my jasmine

my jasmine

 

While the magnolia and the cactus still bloom in mid – late winter, the jasmine is preparing to burst into spring.

I’m so happy.

More next week.


Remember to treat yourself first, then everyone will benefit.

Check out my YouTube channel too, thanks.

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