Christmas is just around the corner…along with summer holidays and time to read, relax and recuperate from 2021. I can …
asparagus, cauliflower, City Art Gallery, exhibition, food shopping, fruit, herring, Hilma af Klint, lunch, market, plums, radishes, rose, Small Pleasures, vegetables
ng coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would be sitting on this lovely winter’s day, we would be enjoying some Earl Grey tea and a piece of cake I made this morning. I would tell you I saw the first narcissus underneath the gingko tree in the Botanic Gardens this morning. You smile.
bread, cake, carrots, conversation, eating, food, friendship, If we were having coffee, market, soup, tea, vegetables, Wellington, winter
Although summer is my favourite season (if I had to have one), there is a lot to like about autumn …
autumn, candles, colours, fruit, lentils, market, mushrooms, pumpkins, quote, tea, vegetables, Words on Wednesday
Here we are in May already, and time for the first small pleasures post of the month. It is autumn …
autumn, autumn leaves, blogging, bread, breakfast, cat, fruit, market, rabbits, Small Pleasures, vegetable market, vegetables, weekend
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.
affogato, amaretto, asparagus, at home, bagel, Beervana, biscotti, blog posts, bloggers, Botanic Gardens, bread, canterbury bells, carbonara, cauliflower, coffee, contemporary dance, cornichons, Cosa Nostra, dance, diary, dinner, Eating out, egg mayonnaise, flowers, foccacia, Friday, Here and Now, ice-cream, lunch, market, New Zealand School of Dance, pasta, peas, peas in a pod, programmes, purple cauliflower, restaurant, rhododendron, roast cauliflower, Small Pleasures, spaghetti, Thorndon, Thursday, tomatoes, treat, walk, Wednesday market, wine
There is a small vegetable market on Wednesdays down by the Pipitea Campus of the university which I may have …
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A combination of the Labour Day weekend and a new member of the family to meet (see Monday’s post), saw us pack our bags and head on south to Christchurch
airport, appetite, beer, Benjamin Mountfort, Christchurch, city break, clock tower, earthquake, eating, fish and chips, flying, Friday, good weather, hotel, journey, Jubilee Clock, Labour Day weekend, long weekend, lunch, market, mini break, New Zealand, North Island, Riverside Lanes, Riverside Market, salad, shops, South Island, sunny day, travel, Victoria Clock Tower, view, view from a plane, weekend, Wellington, Wellington airport, wine
Here we are with the first small pleasures post of October. Spring is well and truly here, with lighter evenings, flowers everywhere and the promise of warmer days to come.
asparagus, avocado toast, blog posts, blogging, Botanic Gardens, bread, carrots, colours, conversation, family, flowers, food, food shopping, friends, general election, grapefruit, kumara, laughter, lemonade fruit, market, Monday, Monday evening, October, olive and rosemary sour dough, onions, purple carrots, Saturday morning, Shelley Bay Bakery, Small Pleasures, spring, spring flowers, sunshine, tea, tulips, vegetable market, vegetables, yams
It is Monday again and time to reflect on this week’s small pleasures. There were flowers, there was food, there …
ajvar, animation, blood oranges, Botanic Gardens, bread, carrots, croissants, cushion, cushions, earth gems, eggs, film festival, films, green beans, Icelandic film, market, Monday, movies, New Zealand International Film Festival, oca, ornamental cabbages, purple carrots, root vegetables, shopping, Small Pleasures, spring, sun dried tomatoes, The County, treat, tulips, vegetable pate, walnut and honey stick, Wednesday market, Wellington, yams
Here we are almost at the end of July already, and, bit by bit, the mornings are definitely getting brighter. We have had several days of bright, winter sun, and it looks like a few more days to come as well, which of course always lifts the spirits and gladdens the heart. So without further ado, here are some of this week’s small pleasures
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