I have always been fascinated by albatrosses. With their size, ability to fly long distances and their sometimes comical take-offs … More
Words on Wednesday: Port Chalmers
As I sat down to map out blog posts on our recent holiday, I struggled to think how to structure them and what to do in what order. It has taken a bit of work but I have decided to do three more posts after today: one on the Royal Albatross Centre, one on ‘things to do indoors’ and one on street art. Hope you will come along for the journey.
This week’s small pleasures #225
What a week in world news…from a plane crash in Indonesia, to the never ending tales of Covid, to the … More
A weekend trip to Christchurch: getting there
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
This week’s small pleasures #213
So here we are on a rather grey, windy and rainy Monday, and time to recall the small pleasures of the week and ignore the weather outside. First up, of course, we have to mention Jacinda Ardern being elected for a second term.
This week’s small pleasures #206
It is the last day of August, and as the calendar ticks over tomorrow to the 1st September, we properly see us enter spring.
Our trip on Sunday to Paraparaumu…. You can find Thistles and Kiwis on Facebook, and also on Instagram@thistleandkiwis. As for Twitter….am … More
This week’s small pleasures #201
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
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would actually be meeting in person for the first time … More
This week’s small pleasures #191
It is hard to know where to begin this week. The fact that there have been very few new cases … More