In all honesty, I struggled a bit this week to find some small pleasures. It was just one of those weeks – bad weather, the cancellation of a foodie event and the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Venus Rising programme due to Level 2 restrictions, and feeling a bit under the weather. But as usual, there were things to bring a smile and to remind us of the good things that are around us.
It is hard to know where to begin this week. The fact that there have been very few new cases … More
Today, Wednesday, I took the day off work, as I was due some time and it seemed like a good … More
First up, for those of you who have been wanting feedback on the pickles I made last week, I can … More
It’s that time again for a round up of a few small pleasures from the week. Coming to you a day early again as I am off up to Rotorua.
Saturday saw the first day of spring, and it was a lovely, sunny day too. But today, Monday feels like … More
I’m writing this on a wet Monday evening, just the sort of day you want to spend just lying on the sofa with a good book or a film, a pot of tea and some hot, buttered toast. Ahh…we can but dream…
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When I was a child, my mother always made us soft boiled eggs with soldiers (if you don’t know what … More
It’s time again for this week’s small pleasures, a way of focussing the mind on the little things that bring a smile to the face.