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

This week’s small pleasures #181

Monday has come around again, and time to reflect on this week’s small pleasures. It was not a particularly good … More

This week’s small pleasures #170

Some weeks are full of small pleasures, others are quite the opposite. What with the news stories around the Whakaari/White … More

This week’s small pleasures #157

From stormy weather to glorious sunshine, this has been a week of real changeable spring weather, marking the new season.