This week’s small pleasures #118

This week’s small pleasures comes to you as Christmas approaches at an ever increasing speed.  Anyway, first up is the … More

This week’s eats #4

It is Friday, the sun is shining, and I took an extra day off work (Monday is the Labour Day holiday here in New Zealand).  What is not to like?  Well, the fact I have a cold.  Never mind, it hasn’t stopped me enjoying some good things to eat this week.

A weekend away: Waiheke Island

Last weekend, we headed up to Auckland and sailed over to Waiheke Island, a mere 35 minute ferry-ride from the … More

Waikato Weekend: Hamilton

Hamilton may not be everyone’s idea of a weekend destination, but there is a lot going on here, and of … More

This week’s small pleasures #96

Today, Monday, is the Queen’s Birthday holiday here in New Zealand.  It is a bit grey and damp, but still, … More

This week’s small pleasures #93

I’m writing this on a wet Monday evening, just the sort of day you want to spend just lying on the sofa with a good book or a film, a pot of tea and some hot, buttered toast.  Ahh…we can but dream…