This week’s small pleasures #97

Actually, to be accurate, the whole week was a small pleasure. We were in Singapore as you may have seen from the last two posts (here and here), but here is a quick summary of some other small pleasures this week.

Karl’s birthday

We spent the day at Singapore Zoo (next post!), enjoyed a really delicious chocolate cake delivered to the room by the hotel that had spotted it was his birthday.  What a special treat!  We still had room for a curry too.

Happy Birthday!

More sweet treats

On our last day, after a lot of walking around I thought I deserved this little fruit tart, with raspberries, blackberries and a physalis on the top.  It was so good with a pot of Earl Grey tea.

A fruit tart – does it count as a fruit portion?


The dimsum table at the Silver Kris Lounge at Singapore airport.  I kept going back for more.

Tasty treats

Being on holiday

Our hotel and a river boat

Being home

Sunday morning sunshine

Making new family connections

When I was on holiday, I received a lovely surprise email from a long lost relative who is investigating the family tree. It has been such fun catching up and guessing who is who in old family pictures, and piecing together a picture of the family.  A real small pleasure.

Thanks to Mani over at A New Life Wandering for the original idea.

You can find Thistles and Kiwis on Facebook, and also on Instagram@thistleandkiwis.  As for Twitter….am totally inactive these days.  If you want to get in touch, email me on




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