Words on Wednesday: 2020 as it was

Normally at this time of year I look back at small pleasures of the year, but somehow it doesn’t seem … 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

This week’s small pleasures #194

At 3pm this afternoon, the Prime Minister announced that New Zealand is moving to Level 1 from midnight tonight. There … More

This week’s small pleasures #193

It is the first day of June, the Queen’s Birthday holiday here in New Zealand (complete with a 21 gun salute at noon) and also the start of winter.

This week’s small pleasures #191

It is hard to know where to begin this week. The fact that there have been very few new cases … More

This week’s small pleasures #190

At 4pm today, the Prime Minister announced a staggered move to alert level 2. Retail, restaurants, cinema (and best of … More