This week’s small pleasures #100

The 100th small pleasures post!  Gosh…well, in a week that saw quite a bit of winter sunshine, work trips for both of us, and friends for a long Sunday lunch, it was a full week.

Blue skies

I always love this view from the top of the cable car, and on a lovely sunny winter day, it really lifts the spirits.

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Looking over Wellington

Lemons

 

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Our neighbour’s lemon tree
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Meyer lemons
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Lemon yoghurt cake

Flowers

From stunning camellias at the back of our house to the magnolia beginning to bloom in the Botanic Gardens, there are a lot of flowers showing their faces right now.  Our magnolia is in bud too (see the featured image at the top of the post).

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In our backyard…
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…and in the Botanic Gardens

Ducks

I have done the first two days of the ‘couch to 5km’ challenge, but on day 1 I stopped to admire these two beautiful ducks, which appear to be Cayuga, with a suspicion they might be crossed with a Muscovy as there is pink on the bill.

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Cayuga, sleeping

Lunch

A long Sunday lunch with friends.

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Getting ready for lunch

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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