This week’s small pleasures #87

Here we are again with a round up of this week’s small pleasures, which saw the weather change from sunshine, to cold and rain, and back to sunshine.  It was great to sit outside again with a good book and cup of tea.

A little pumpkin

I just could not resist this little pumpkin, though not sure what I am going to do with it other than look at it.  It’s getting towards the season of roasted root veggies and pumpkin soup, though you wouldn’t really get much eating from this little golden gem.

Little pumpkin

Avo and toast

What is not to like about this?  A little smear of Marmite on the toast, some mashed up avocado and slices of tomato. And still on tomatoes, I picked up these little beauties for this week’s ‘love apple’ feast.

Tomatoes – obviously

Holiday planning

Our big trip of the year is fast approaching…more on that later. Expect packing tips…’cos isn’t that what all bloggers do?

Apple and plum crumble

With lots of plums in the house, I added in an apple and a handful or raisins and made a crumble for a Saturday dessert treat, served hot with a dollop of hokey pokey ice-cream.

Plum and apple crumble

New Zealand Festival

Yes, more theatre as I wrote about in my last post. The Fringe Festival is on right now, so hopefully can pick something up on that next weekend.

Thanks to Mani over at A New Life Wandering for the original idea.

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