So here we are again with a round up of the simple things that brought pleasure this week, which began with a beautiful drive from Napier to Gisborne on Monday. The sun was shining, and everything looked bright and verdant.
While everybody in the northern hemisphere is publishing pictures of autumn leaves, down here it is all about the spring flowers. We have several giant foxgloves by the house, which seem to grow centimetres overnight!
There are so many beautiful flowers around right now that I have to resist walking through the Botanic Gardens at times.
Random food shopping
A new French food shop has opened on Blair Street, La Petite France, so I had to pop in on the way to Thursday’s Pilates class. I picked up some olives, Herbes de Provence and this tarragon mustard.
It is no secret that I like tomatoes. They come in all sorts of colours, sizes and shapes and I think I love them all.
On Saturday evening, we went with friends to see the firework display down at the waterfront. Yes it does happen on Guy Fawkes night, but isn’t called that, but Sky Show, and the council has decided that this was going to be the last one, the event being moved to the winter. Anyway, it was a fine but windy evening, and we had a good spot down by the water (though I was behind the mast of a boat…).
Thanks to Mani at A New Life Wandering for the original idea.
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The flowers you bought are so beautiful!
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There are so many stunning flowers right now here!
I am infinitely jealous of those flowers!! And fireworks always tend to be a highlight of my November:)
🙂 There are some amazing blooms around right now! And yes fireworks are part of November 🙂
That mustard seems like it would be a fun culinary challenge 🙂
Thinking of combining it with mayonnaise through a potato salad – might be good?
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