This week’s small pleasures is coming to you from Vancouver, where I am on a family visit. It is the first time I have been out of New Zealand since September 2019, so the long flight over the Pacific Ocean was almost….almost a small pleasure in itself!
Of course, the switch from Southern to Northern hemisphere has also meant a switch from winter to summer. The west coast of Canada is 20 hours behind New Zealand time, so I arrived before I left….anyway, the journey went fine and I got here.
This is a family visit, not just a holiday, so there are meals at home and few chances to eat out. We did have pre-dinner cocktails one evening, an interesting watermelon Campari spritz, and I tried this very locally brewed peach wheat beer.
I’ve also had some time to say hello to the A-maze-ing Laughter sculpture, which cannot help but bring a smile to the face.
There has been time to enjoy conversation, watch flamenco at Granville Island and spot a dedication to Margot Fonteyn and these ‘floral’ waste bins in the Van Dusen Botanic Gardens.
So that’s it from me this week I am typing this on my iPad which is not so easy…hence a rather abbreviated post. Anyway, there have been some magnificent sunsets such as the one below that have proved wonderful small pleasure.
So, what were your small pleasures this week? Here are some other blog posts from a few fellow bloggers looking at the good things in life. Apologies for no links this week…the iPad is not so friendly when trying to add links?
Thistles and Kiwis is a Wellington, New Zealand based blog written by Barbara, who likes cats, summer, good food and pretends to garden.
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