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 #204

This week’s small pleasures comes to you on the first day of my ‘staycation’. I’m taking a week off work … More

This week’s small pleasures #198

This past week saw both a trip up to Napier (see Thursday’s post about wine tasting and my next post … More

This week’s small pleasures #196

It was a week in which we had a lot of rain…and I mean a lot of rain. The skies … 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 #182

Gosh what a week it has been…personally and globally. It is hard to know where to start. So, I will … More

Making the weekend shine…with a bit of rain…or a short trip to Nelson (part 1)

A weekend away is always a good thing I believe. You have to stop the normal rushing around and take … More

This week’s small pleasures #174

It was my first day back at work today after the holidays, and it was pouring with rain this morning too. What a Monday!

This week’s small pleasures #173

A week that began in 2019 and ended in 2020. A week that saw a road trip. A week where … More