A seat at the table: Shed 5

For a pre-Valentine’s Day treat, we went to Shed 5 on Thursday evening after my Pilates class. It was a … More

A seat at the table: Noble Rot Wine Bar

Yesterday in my Small Pleasures post, I briefly mentioned that last week we had dinner at Noble Rot Wine Bar. … More

This week’s small pleasures #224

This week’s small pleasures come to you from a week which straddled two years. We all have our views on … More

A seat at the table: Capitol

A Tuesday evening in summer, just before Christmas, seemed like just the right time to go out for dinner as … 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 be sipping orange pekoe from tLeafT and eating miniature … More

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