This week’s small pleasures #104

So here we are again with this week’s round up of small pleasures. It really is beginning to feel…and look like spring.  There are daffodils aplenty, the signs of tulips and magnolia blossom popping up.

Travelling to Nelson

Flying over the Top of the South on a lovely day

Morning skies

There have been some really beautiful skies in the past couple of weeks.  Here is one from Friday, seen on the way to work.

Another lovely sunrise

Signs of Spring

Magnolia buds
Tree in bloom

Burger Wellington – Wellington on a Plate

On Sunday, we had our first taste of Wellington on a Plate, with a burger at Basque.  The Who Killed Ferdinand?  burger was a Panko-crumbed beef, chorizo, paprika and orange patty, topped with Iberico cheese, a mango and saffron salsa and caramelised Spanish jamón, served with patatas bravas.  Very good it was too.  We then headed over to the Embassy cinema to see the last film on the film festival, a Polish film, Cold War.  Filmed in black and white, it is an emotional rollercoaster of a film, and well worth seeing.

Burger time

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

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