This past week has seen Matariki, Swedish Midsummer and some world events that don’t belong in a small pleasures post. … More
What a glorious summer we have been having! Lots of warm, sunny days that lift the spirits in these gloomy … More
Another day in lockdown, with 562 cases now. We’ll be dropping down to Level 3 here on Wednesday, but Auckland … More
ting here on Sunday afternoon, staring out at a damp (but not nearly as bad as yesterday) and grey world. The news is awful just now which ever way you turn, and conversation seems to only be about when we will get our vaccines and how we would love to travel to see loved ones. But then I stop and reconsider the world outside my window – everything is green, the bulbs are coming up, the clouds are clearing a bit (it did rain later), the kākā are calling raucously and there is a shepherd’s pie ready to go into the oven for dinner. Maybe things are not so bad after all.
I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to believe we are half way through the year already. … More
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…I would tell you how much I enjoy not working on … More
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would talk about Friday morning’s offshore earthquakes – a 7.1 at East Cape which was felt across the country (and which woke me up), and a 7.4 and 8.1 in the Kermadec Islands.
I used to do a summary of what I had been reading, watching and listening to at the end of … More
It is Thursday. It is ‘lille fredag’ – little Friday. Pizza has been delivered and consumed. Time to think of … More
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea we would talk about the past week.