This week’s small (and some tiny) pleasures #64

This week has been all about food, from burgers to scones (see last two posts here (about scones) and here).  It has also been a week of planning, booking tickets for things and looking ahead.  Here are a few of this week’s small pleasures.


Yes!  Spring is here!  The kowhai is blooming, daffodils are out and there are signs of warmer days ahead.


The small things that count

A haircut, Pilates, taking a moment to stop and look at things in the Botanic Gardens, Charlie the cat’s cute little face, a new pair of socks….


An Exhibition of Tiny Portions

We managed to catch An Exhibition of Tiny Portions, part of Wellington on a Plate, but an exhibition rather than an eating event. It featured iconic Wellington dishes from well-known places, but in miniature.  Rose Young, the artist behind this, did a wonderful job.  I loved the fact that some of the real food was there too, such as Leeds Street Bakery’s salted caramel cookies.

A tiny burger entry into Burger Wellington, mini event
…to go with a Garage Project beer.
Under the microscope…Boulcott Street Bistro Fillet Bearnaise
Spaghetti Bolognaise from Il Casino in the 1980s
A slice of Tommy Millions’ Pizza

Thanks to Mani at A New Life Wandering for the original idea (hope the pregnancy is going well!).  Also check out Middle Europe’s small pleasures.

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