So here we are again, Monday evening New Zealand time, and that moment of the week where we round up the small pleasures of the past week
1 Books and other reading matter
I actually spent several hours this weekend reading, finishing a re-read of Barbara Pym’s ‘No Fond Return of Love’. If you are a fan of her books like I am, I am sure you can imagine nothing better than a sofa, a pot of tea and whichever one of her novels you decide to pick up.
I picked up the new book from Diana Henry, with not only a perfect title, but the cover is slightly furry like a peach skin. I am so looking forward to delving deeper into the menus and stories within. At the same time, I got the latest Donna Leon, and the guy who served me at Unity Books wished me “a delicious and suspenseful weekend”. Such a perfect thing to say! The magazine at the bottom is Fête/Life, mainly bought for a piece about exercises with a foam roller!
2 Sunrises and sunsets
On days where there has been no rain, there continue to be some wonderful autumn sunrises and sunsets (see below and headline picture).
We had a great day on Saturday – read about it in my last post.
4 Sunday dinner
A warming, cottage pie, topped with a mix of potato and kumara (sweet potato)…just perfect for an autumn night.
5 Charlie – because you can never get enough of this sweet little ball of black fur.
Thanks to Mani over at A New Life Wandering for the original idea.
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