So we stay ‘Level 2 Delta’ here in New Zealand for another week, while Auckland remains tightly locked down at … More
So at 4pm the Prime Minister announced that all of New Zealand, except for Auckland, will go down to Level … More
Lockdown hit us here in New Zealand on the 18th August, a day when I was supposed to be heading … More
I’m a day late for the the What’s On My Plate Challenge hosted by TheWidowBadass and Retirement Reflections. No excuse really, other than … More
Our next Wellington on a Plate adventure was a cold Thursday evening visit to Wellington institution, Ortega Fish Shack. This … More
It was a cold and damp winter night in Wellington on Thursday, so the perfect time to imagine being in … More
We are now into Wellington on a Plate season here, a month long celebration of food, with events, special dishes, … More
I wasn’t sure where to begin with this week’s small pleasures – sunny days? Or should I mention getting dates … More
Here we are, Monday again and well into the second half of the year. You can feel the days gradually getting a little longer, and while we still need our sweaters and padded coats, there are days where our coats are open and scarves moved to our bags.
ting here on Sunday afternoon, staring out at a damp (but not nearly as bad as yesterday) and grey world. The news is awful just now which ever way you turn, and conversation seems to only be about when we will get our vaccines and how we would love to travel to see loved ones. But then I stop and reconsider the world outside my window – everything is green, the bulbs are coming up, the clouds are clearing a bit (it did rain later), the kākā are calling raucously and there is a shepherd’s pie ready to go into the oven for dinner. Maybe things are not so bad after all.