Highlights of 2019 Part 1: books, films and podcasts

The other week, a friend asked me to list my ten favourite books. The first five came to me easily, … More

The three days of Christmas…

I’m sitting here on Boxing Day evening, having returned from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, enjoyed some leftovers for … More

This week's small pleasures #170

Some weeks are full of small pleasures, others are quite the opposite. What with the news stories around the Whakaari/White … More

This week's small pleasures #169

What a week….politics in various guises, the Australian fires, Samoa virtually closing down due to the measles epidemic, and rain, … More

This week’s small pleasures #149

What a week! Travel, having an awful cough and a bit of a cold, going to films on the New Zealand International Film Festival and having our first tastes of Wellington on a Plate…yes, our diaries have been rather full, so all the more important to stop and remember the highlights.

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

If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…you would say you popped round to cheer me up as I have a cold.

This week’s small pleasures #145

In all honesty, this week was full of small pleasures as you might have guessed if you have read any … More

This week’s small pleasures #144

Actually, I was tempted to rename this post “This week’s small pleasures: the food edition” because that is what it … More