Apricots, tea and a lazy weekend

There are times when life just trundles along without any great events, and the past few days have been like that.  I’m back at work, which means having a lunch hour where it is possible to do something, which I tend not to do at home.  Luckily working in town I have the joy of being able to walk along the waterfront which is always a good way to blow away the cobwebs.

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Wellington on a good day

The weather this weekend was nothing like the picture above, and we ended up spending a lot of time reading, watching TV and generally relaxing, and, of course, drinking tea.  This one below is the one that came with the prize draw basket from T leaf T, and is really excellent, sort of fragrant and tangy at the same time if that is possible!

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Tokyo lime flavored green tea

In terms of reading, with Writers Week coming up on the New Zealand Festival, I thought I should read a few Kiwi authors apart from Ngaio Marsh, Katherine Mansfield and Eleanor Catton.

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More books – I need another holiday

I’m really enjoying the book at the bottom of the pile – The Last Days of National Costume by Anne Kennedy – and highly recommend it if you can get hold of it.

Finally, Sunday is desert day, and this week, since I had bought a big bag of apricots, I made a really good crumble with half of them, mixing in a few chopped up hazelnuts and making the topic a mix of wholemeal and white flour.

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Apricots

Finally, I’m going to be making some changes to the blog in the next month or so.  I started it as a means of keeping note of our first year in New Zealand, and now we have been here a year, I want to start adding in some other things, such as proper reviews.  Anyway, we’ll see how it all works out!

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