This week’s small pleasures #91

So here we are again, Monday evening in New Zealand, and time to reflect on this week’s small pleasures. It’s been a damp and misty day (very reminiscent of our days in Scotland…), so time to wrap up warm and look forward to a steaming cottage pie for dinner.

Skies

There have been some lovely autumn sunrises and sunsets, such as this early morning sky below.

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Sunrise over the roof tops

The weekend

Our trip to Europe left me exhausted.  It really took a full week to get over the travels, and my back is still far from being 100%, despite two visits to the osteopath, a massage and Pilates.  So it was nice to have a ‘nothing’ weekend, with no plans, but just a chance to drink tea, read, turn on Netflix and generally relax.  Having said that, I did get a big pile of ironing done too (despite Charlie…see below)!

Footnote – my chiropractor worked wonders this morning!

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Morning tea at Ekor Bookshop and Cafe

Tea

And on the subject of tea, my current favourite, perfect for a wet Sunday afternoon is t leaf T’s chai.  It is full of flavour, coming from star anise, cardamom pods and other spices.  The spoon is a hand forged one I picked up at Città.

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Chai
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A new spoon

Charlie

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Ironing?  Nah…..
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You want to write a blog post?  Nah….

The featured image is from outside the delightful Small Acorns, Wellington.

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

You can find Thistles and Kiwis on Facebook, and also on Instagram@thistleandkiwis.  As for Twitter….am totally inactive these days.  If you want to get in touch, email me on thistlesandkiwis@gmail.com

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