It is pouring down with rain outside. Not a day to be in the garden or anywhere else outside, definitely … More
While the northern hemisphere was experiencing record temperatures in some regions, down here we were experiencing some stormy winter weather, … More
We have been released from isolation, but the recovery from Covid carries on. With sunny weather forecast for tomorrow again, … More
Yesterday in New Zealand, Matariki was celebrated for the first time as a national public holiday. Matariki signals the start of … More
It is already May, so we are well into autumn down here in the Southern Hemisphere. We have been having … More
After last Saturday’s stormy and very wet weather, which had me at one point running out to move some pots that were flooded with water (and getting soaked in the process which took 5 minutes), the weather has calmed down again, and yesterday and today we have been treated to winter sun. Daytime temperatures hover around 14C, which for someone who grew up in Northern Europe is fine for winter (the locals shiver….).
As we approach the shortest day, the weather remains mild here, with day time temperatures up to 16 or 17C, with nights around 12C. With the odd bits of rain as well, things continue to grow well out there. I’ve been able to get out and tidy a bit, but with so many pots now on the terrace, reaching the ones at the back (sorry curry plant and thyme). I really need a reorganisation somehow!
I’m writing this on a sunny Saturday autumn afternoon, which was not what I was expecting. It looked like it would rain today, and it certainly poured down last night, but so far it has been quite a bright day.
You can really feel we are entering the first days of autumn. The mornings are just that bit darker, the … More
Two hundred and twenty two small pleasures posts! Gosh…I have been writing on this themes for quite a while, and … More