This week’s small pleasures #88

The week seems to have flown by, and here we are again for a round of this week’s small pleasures. Not much has been happening to blog about, but there are always some little things that bring delight regardless.  You can feel the first breath of autumn, with cooler and darker mornings, and the first feijoas in the shops.

A beautiful morning walk to work

There have been some lovely sunrises and sunsets, and I managed to grab a quick picture of these clouds on the way to work.  Fantastic colours and shapes.

Good morning

These cushions

I always admire these cushions at The Lighthouse Cinema.  Just the right retro feel.  We went to see ‘The Last Days of Stalin’ on Sunday: an interesting film.

Cushions at The Lighthouse, Cuba

This week’s chocolate

Dessert on Saturday was blueberries and a piece of this chocolate from the Wellington Chocolate Factory.  I usually prefer dark chocolate, but this is good quality milk chocolate, topped with crunchy Anzac biscuit.  The wrapper design is fantastic too.  Take a close look!

The ANZAC chocolate bar


I made some quick coconut and cranberry butter cookies on Sunday for a bake sale at work, and then spent some time making a really good, though I say so myself, moussaka from this recipe from The Guardian.  If you don’t know the dish, it is layers of aubergine and lamb mince, topped with a rich, cheesy sauce. Need I say more?

Sunday dinner

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

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