Ten things to do on a staycation, the early spring edition

Like many people who remained fully employed during lockdown, I have not used as much annual leave as I would … More

Highlights of 2019 part 2: tastes and travels

For part two of my personal highlights of 2019, I’m going to turn to tastes and travels. Whereas travels are … More

This week’s small pleasures #151

This week’s small pleasures is coming to you on a Sunday again, not because I am travelling but because I am going to a Wellington on a Plate event.

This week’s small pleasures #147

Here we are again, Monday evening, and a time for a round up of this week’s small pleasures. I missed The Propagator’s Six on Saturday this week as we were away for the weekend, but could not resist heading up this post with a photo of another of the miniature daffodils that have flowered and make our terrace look like spring.

Idling has always been my strong point

I have rediscovered the positive benefits of idling, of doing little, of spending time not doing much. There is no … More

6 things to do in autumn

The nights are drawing in as we are now in May and the middle of autumn. ┬áSome of the leaves … More