The past week has been such a week of contrasts, from the weather being both sunny and very wet, from … More
Today (Monday 7 June) is a public holiday in New Zealand.
I used to do a summary of what I had been reading, watching and listening to at the end of … More
It is Monday again and time to reflect on this week’s small pleasures. There were flowers, there was food, there … More
I know I am not the only one to be startled to find we are already in August. 2020 has … More
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…or most likely a glass of wine…we would be sitting outside … More
The other week, a friend asked me to list my ten favourite books. The first five came to me easily, … More
What a week….politics in various guises, the Australian fires, Samoa virtually closing down due to the measles epidemic, and rain, … More
Here we are again, Monday evening, and the time to look back on the small pleasures of the past week. … More
What a week! Travel, having an awful cough and a bit of a cold, going to films on the New Zealand International Film Festival and having our first tastes of Wellington on a Plate…yes, our diaries have been rather full, so all the more important to stop and remember the highlights.