Here we are at the end of January already. With wind, rain and sun this week, plants have either collapsed (the hymenocallis) or thrived (various).
Cities don’t have to be places devoid of native wildlife. In fact, in some cases it can completely flourish there … More
Happy New Year! Another interesting date this week too, with 0, 1 and 2 forming a nice pattern. Anyway, I … More
Do you ever start to read a book and not want it to end? A book so delightful or well-written … More
It is hard to believe that we are almost at the end of January already. Who knows what the rest … More
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would be sitting outside enjoying the summer weather. We would … More
For part two of my personal highlights of 2019, I’m going to turn to tastes and travels. Whereas travels are … More
It seems to have become a bit of a habit to hop over the ditch to Australia at the start of January. We add some days on to Christmas, and head over for a city break and a bit of heat (although while we were away this time, Wellington had some lovely weather). This year took us to Brisbane – my first trip though Karl had been before for a work.
We are still on holiday, taking extra days to enjoy the summer. Many people went back to work today, some … More
The days around Christmas and New Year are, if you are on holiday like we are, a chance to go those places that at weekends get forgotten in the piles of ironing, grocery shopping and laundry.