This week’s small pleasures #238

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Thistles and Kiwis

This week’s small pleasures should be subtitled ‘the Auckland edition’ because the focus this week is our weekend trip to Auckland. We flew up on Saturday morning, our flight only 20 minutes late, and took the bus from the airport to town. After lunch, we stopped off and did a little shopping – well, I could not resist a sale at COS! We stayed at the same place we did last time we were in Auckland (2019!), Hotel DeBrett, in the city centre. Below you can see parts of the hotel – the courtyard and lounge – and my shopping bag.

On Saturday evening we ate at Homeland as I wrote about in my previous post, and which was an absolute delight. Sunday was Karl’s birthday, and we headed over on the ferry to Devonport. The weather turned out to be lovely for most of the day, not…

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