If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea on this cold spring Friday afternoon, we would be sitting in the cafe at Leeds Street Bakery, me with my green tea, you with your coffee, both of us sampling their famous salted caramel cookies.
If we were having coffee, or even a cup of tea, we would talk about the changeable weather, how one minute we have glorious sunshine and the next minute it is cold and grey. We would talk about how there is wild garlic everywhere and how wonderful things look when the sun shines, such as in the featured image above.
If we were having coffee, or even a cup of tea, we would be chatting about going to see Footnote’s latest piece Lifeworld (in five parts), choreographed by Claire O’Neil. I would say I liked it, that the dancing was full of energy and that the choreography made the most of the dancers. That it had some humour, some nice touches like dancers forming household objects like a washing machine for another dancer to throw in his dirty washing. We said how missed being in Europe and having access to some of the great dance companies such as Nederlands Dans Theater and Cullberg Ballet. Sticking to dance, we also talked about the 2017 season of the Royal New Zealand Ballet, and agreed we were looking forward to the Mats Ek triple bill.
When we had finished our coffee and our tea, we wandered over to Fix and Fogg and bought some peanut butter from their window. From there we wandered to Arty Bees where spent ages browsing, coming out with some detective fiction. We almost resisted stopping at Kilt, but we went in and I bought a skirt like this one (follow the link).
Dance and peanut butter…but not at the same time
When we had finished our coffee and our tea, we agreed that it was so important to take time out from work, to enjoy life, to savour those small things. We wished each other a good long weekend as Monday is a holiday here in New Zealand.