This week’s small pleasures #218

For most of 2020, I have made a note each day of three things that have brought me joy, made me smile or just feel grateful for at that particular moment.

This week’s small pleasures #216

A few things have happened this week in the world. The endless wait for the US election results (phew!) came … More

This week’s small pleasures #215

Who can believe it is November already? 2020 has been such a strange year we all agree. Forgetting the headlines … More

A seat at the table: Twenty Seven Steps

On Saturday evening in Christchurch we headed over to New Regent Street, a really pretty terraced street. The precinct, opened … More

A seat at the table: Brick Lane

Have you ever had a Proustian moment? That brief ‘taste memory’ based on the childhood memories that come to the … More

A seat at the table: Wellington on a Plate

One of the food lovers highlights in Wellington is Wellington on a Plate. A celebration of the food and drink … More

This week’s small pleasures #210

What a week! We have had storms and we have had sunshine (sometimes both in one day). I received notification … More

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