At this time of year, when the cold weather sets in, it is important to have a few little treats lined up. With our planned three-week trip to Canada obviously cancelled, we decided to head up north to Napier in the Hawke’s Bay region for a few days winter break
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.
It is a grey and wet Monday today. It is also a public holiday, for with Anzac Day falling on … More
An almost Wordless Wednesday post..covering our brief stay up in The Coromandel this week. From Wellington, it took us 9 … More
And so here we are with the last small pleasures post of 2020. I’m on holiday, which is a small … More
For part two of my personal highlights of 2019, I’m going to turn to tastes and travels. Whereas travels are … More
Here in the Southern Hemisphere we are transitioning from winter to spring. None of that ‘going back to school’ or end of summer here, but a joy that the days are getting longer and a sense that it is time to make plans.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…or would you like a hot chocolate on this winter day? … More
I have rediscovered the positive benefits of idling, of doing little, of spending time not doing much. There is no … More
For the final Wordless Wednesday post from New Caledonia, we head over to Amédée Isle, a 40 minute boat trip from Noumea. The island is famous for its lighthouse, which was built in France and transported to New Caledonia, where it was first put into operation in 1865