This week’s small pleasures #208

Mark Twain said: In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours. Well, he wasn’t wrong.

What’s been happening – August 2020

I used to do a summary of what I had been reading, watching and listening to at the end of … More

This week’s small pleasures #205

It’s Monday again, so time for a round up of this week’s small pleasures, so important to look for in, … More

Thoughts on Thursday or a tale of kale salad

When I lived in Scotland, kale was the dark, green leafy vegetable that you bought when there wasn’t much else. It was tough, a bit bitter, and you kind of felt you were eating it because it was good for you (it is full of vitamin C) rather than for enjoyment.

This week’s small pleasures #200

Gosh! The 200th small pleasures post! I feel I should celebrate in some way, or at least mark the occasion, but rather than go over old posts looking for highlights, I am just going to do my usual and do the normal weekly roundup. It is fun to do, and helps you appreciate all the little things that bring us joy.

This week’s small pleasures #197

On Sunday morning, during that awake but not wanting to get out of bed because it is the weekend moment, I listened to an episode of the podcast, The Happiness Lab.

This week’s small pleasures #195

It is a grey and wet Monday and I went back to work at the office today, so it is … More

This week’s small pleasures #194

At 3pm this afternoon, the Prime Minister announced that New Zealand is moving to Level 1 from midnight tonight. There … 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.