Words on Wednesday: Dunedin indoors (the trip part 5)

It seems ages since we had our short trip to Dunedin: we are back at work and daily life goes … More

Birds aplenty: the Royal Albatross Centre

I have always been fascinated by albatrosses. With their size, ability to fly long distances and their sometimes comical take-offs … More

Words on Wednesday: Port Chalmers

As I sat down to map out blog posts on our recent holiday, I struggled to think how to structure them and what to do in what order. It has taken a bit of work but I have decided to do three more posts after today: one on the Royal Albatross Centre, one on ‘things to do indoors’ and one on street art. Hope you will come along for the journey.

A trip to Dunedin (part one)

We are just back today from a short trip down to Dunedin, the ‘Edinburgh of the South’ and the second … More

This week’s small pleasures #223

This will be the last small pleasures post of 2020, and also my penultimate post of the year. In the past, I have done a series of highlights of the year, but it just doesn’t feel right at the moment.

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

This week’s small pleasures #204

This week’s small pleasures comes to you on the first day of my ‘staycation’. I’m taking a week off work … More

Winter wine tasting in Hawke’s Bay

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

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.