This week’s small pleasures #101

Here we are again, with the 101st small pleasures post! I feel I ought to celebrate or something….anyway, here we go.


These have popped up in the back yard and all over the Botanic Gardens.

A burst of purple
..and what they look like


Such a sweetheart, he kept me company when I was off work with a bad cold.

Our little fur ball

Lemon, honey and ginger

The perfect thing to fight off the germs…fresh ginger, a good squeeze of lemon and a touch of honey.

Lemon, honey and ginger
Soothing and warming

Signs of spring

…are everywhere.  Daffodils are poking their heads up, the magnolia is just about to bloom (or has done), and there are buds galore.

More of that magnolia

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


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