The days seem to be flying past. We are well into the second half of August, which means proper spring … More
When I start to put my weekly list of small pleasures together, I often forget those little things that bring … More
The best thing about this week? Getting out of isolation and slowly, slowly feeling better. Each day I feel a … More
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.