In a week that saw Wellington go back up to Covid Alert Level 2 (extended on Sunday for another 48 hours), closure of the Trans Tasman bubble for a few days, and lots of rain, it has been even more important to think about the small pleasures in life. There was some time to read, a visit to the hairdresser, my usual Pilates classes and lots of cat cuddles from Charlie.
There was also this wonderful sky on Friday morning, as seen walking to work. The colours were amazing and just lit up the sky as you can see below, looking particularly stunning behind The Beehive, the New Zealand parliament building.
And so to the round up of this week’s good eatings, of which there are quite a few. Starting at the top left, there was a gorgeous rhubarb and custard tart from Arobake for a Saturday afternoon treat with tea, pasta with the mushrooms I grew (see Saturday’s post) during the week and a hot chocolate when working at home on Thursday. In the shopping basket this week there was cabbage, mushrooms (I have to wait a few more weeks for more home grown ones), limes, more yams (oca), passion fruit, tamarillos and kumara to mash with potato for a topping for a cottage pie. I had a really lovely seafood chowder for lunch at Prefab on Wednesday when I met my nephew’s wife and great nephew (he is 9 months old and such a gorgeous wee thing). On Sunday, Karl and I had the most wonderful fish finger sandwiches at Field & Green with some polenta fries on the side for lunch. Now, that was a real small pleasure!
So those were my small pleasures this week – what were yours? As usual, I like to feature other bloggers who have made me smile, made me think or generally shared some interesting aspects of their lives.
- Laurie over at Notes from the Hinterland shows off her beautiful summer garden.
- Carol Ann of Fashioned for Joy has so many delights this week – make sure you check them out.
- I love the sculpture over at Ju Lyn’s Touring My Backyard
- Natalie the Explorer shares some lovely summer pictures from Corktown Common in Toronto as well as hosting the weekend Coffee Share.
- Trent’s World enjoys a kayak paddle on a summer break
- Anne at Something Over Tea reflects on winter – as it is for us in the Southern Hemisphere.
- Finally, please think about Sanch Writes over the Tasman in Sydney as the city enters yet another lockdown. She has had cat cuddles and supportive colleagues and friends at least, but it isn’t an easy time.