This Week’s Small Pleasures: episode 6

It was a bit of a busy, tired and stressful week, but there were several small pleasures as well.  Thanks again to A New Life Wandering for the brilliant idea for a weekly post.

1 Feijoas – that scented, distinctive tasting fruit that is in season right now. The first time I tried one I wasn’t too sure, but now we’ve been here three years, I’ve learned to love them and look forward to making apple and feijoa chutney again in the coming weeks.

IMG_7602A pair of feijoas

2 Making marmalade for the first time from pink grapefruit and oranges.  I am delighted to say that it set perfectly and even tastes quite good. The recipe I used was from Cuisine magazine, but marmalade recipes are easy enough to find. There is something rewarding about making a batch of preserves. Oh and I also made quite a bit of mess…..

IMG_7597Pink grapefruit and orange marmalade

3 Sunny, autumn days – need I say more? We’ve had an excellent summer and so far autumn has been good too.  Yes it is a bit chilly in the early mornings and late evenings, but the sun has been out most days.

IMG_7596Autumn

4 Each year we’ve been here, these gorgeous white flowers bloom on the plant that weaves its way in and out of the fence in front of the house.  A small pleasure to see the first blooms.

IMG_7599Autumn flowers

5 Pilates, a massage and the date scones I wrote about in my last post also brought some happiness on Saturday, but the greatest small pleasure this week was having Karl home again from his trip to Hong Kong.

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Karl came home

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