Yesterday, Sunday, was the first Sunday in Advent, and we got out our candles and lit the first one to … More
This week’s small pleasures #303
The biggest small pleasure this week was the return of Charlie on Sunday morning. A neighbour returning from holiday, found … More
This week’s small pleasures #301
So I came home on Sunday last week, to sunshine, a magnolia in bloom and a cold and empty house. … More
This week’s small pleasures #295
Oh it really feels like winter today! The cold winds and rain have returned today after a gorgeous sunny Sunday … More
This week’s small pleasures #236
Today (Monday 7 June) is a public holiday in New Zealand.
This week’s small pleasures #215
Who can believe it is November already? 2020 has been such a strange year we all agree. Forgetting the headlines … More
This week’s small pleasures #165
This past week saw me travel to Hawke’s Bay, eat some good food, enjoy some sunshine and spend a lot … More
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
This week’s small pleasures: the Melbourne edition
This weekend saw us fly over The Ditch (as the Tasman Sea is affectionately known) for a mini break to Melbourne.
Thoughts on Thursday: autumn
After a rather blustery couple of days, we are back to blue skies and sunshine, but I, on the other hand, am feeling lousy. Nothing more serious than the dull aches, dry throat and desire to sleep off the start of a cold, but enough for me to take a day of work, have both a morning nap and an afternoon nap, and read a book.