Another week, another set of small pleasures, those little things that bring us joy and a smile to our faces. Autumn is here, so it is time to plan reading lists, trawl recipe books for seasonal eating ideas and look forward to the Easter break. So without further ado, here are some of the good things of the past week.
Category: Music, dance and art
This week’s small pleasures #233
The past week seems to have drifted by, with sunshine, rain and a little wind, heralding the last days of summer and the start of autumn. I have already seen feijoas for sale.
This week’s small pleasures #218
For most of 2020, I have made a note each day of three things that have brought me joy, made me smile or just feel grateful for at that particular moment.
This week’s small pleasures #217
Gosh…week 47 of the year (according to my diary), and only 45 days until the end of the year (again, according to my diary).
Words on Wednesday…reading in October
I love reading but often find it hard to carve out the time. I walk to work, so don’t have a commute on which to read.
Dance is a song of the body
The New Zealand Festival of the Arts is on at the moment here in Wellington. A biannual event, it is … More
Words on Wednesday: In Conversation with Margaret Atwood
“You read and read the material and after you’ve read the twentieth article you can’t make any sense out of … More
Highlights of 2019 Part 1: books, films and podcasts
The other week, a friend asked me to list my ten favourite books. The first five came to me easily, … More
Words on Wednesday: Three Historic Houses
st week was Wellington Heritage week, an opportunity to see inside familiar and not so familiar houses and buildings around the city. This year I managed to get to see three listed heritage buildings in Thorndon. It was a gloriously sunny day, so lovely to walk through the Botanic Gardens to see the three houses open for the event.
This week’s small pleasures #159
Here we are again, Monday evening, and time for a round up of some of this week’s small pleasures. It … More