Six on Saturday 21.11.20

It is a grey and windy day here (northerlies at least, but still up to 110km/h) so not a day to be out gardening. Parts of the South Island are having some really awful weather, with gale force winds and heavy rain, so we have got away with things lightly.

Six on Saturday 14.11.20

After a very wet week, the sun has returned. I was able to get out and finish some of the planting, a little bit of repotting, and stand back to consider how much everything has suddenly grown

Six on Saturday 31.10.20

My grand plans for getting things done outside this afternoon have been put on hold – it is raining and … More

Six on Saturday 03.10.20

Gosh…October already…where has the year gone? It is well and truely spring here (see Wednesday’s post for proof!). My daffodils … More

Six on Saturday 26.09.20

Another week of spring weather, with stormy moments (125km winds…), rain, sunshine…nothing unusual for this time of year here. Our … More

This week’s small pleasures #207

In all honesty, I struggled a bit this week to find some small pleasures. It was just one of those weeks – bad weather, the cancellation of a foodie event and the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Venus Rising programme due to Level 2 restrictions, and feeling a bit under the weather. But as usual, there were things to bring a smile and to remind us of the good things that are around us.

If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…

If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would, naturally, talk about the weather, about the cold, crisp … More

Six on Saturday 15.08.20

You may have seen that Covid-19 has ‘returned’ to New Zealand, and that the country is returning to some sort … More