We are now well in to September, and it is 9 years since we first visited Wellington prior to us … More
So at 4pm the Prime Minister announced that all of New Zealand, except for Auckland, will go down to Level … More
Another day in lockdown, with 562 cases now. We’ll be dropping down to Level 3 here on Wednesday, but Auckland … More
What a week! Lockdown at Level 4 started at as the clock ticked over into Wednesday, and suddenly we went … More
Sunday morning, the sun was shining, the sky was blue…and we both got our first Covid-19 vaccinations. Now if that … More
It seems winter has returned – at least for a couple of days. Sunday was bitterly cold and it rained … More
Here we are, Monday again and well into the second half of the year. You can feel the days gradually getting a little longer, and while we still need our sweaters and padded coats, there are days where our coats are open and scarves moved to our bags.
ting here on Sunday afternoon, staring out at a damp (but not nearly as bad as yesterday) and grey world. The news is awful just now which ever way you turn, and conversation seems to only be about when we will get our vaccines and how we would love to travel to see loved ones. But then I stop and reconsider the world outside my window – everything is green, the bulbs are coming up, the clouds are clearing a bit (it did rain later), the kākā are calling raucously and there is a shepherd’s pie ready to go into the oven for dinner. Maybe things are not so bad after all.
There are some weeks that are full of small pleasures, there are some where you have to look for them. … More
This week began cold and wet, and ended sunny and bright – still chilly, but the sort of weather a … More