This week’s small pleasures #218

For most of 2020, I have made a note each day of three things that have brought me joy, made me smile or just feel grateful for at that particular moment.

Words on Wednesday: Akaroa

On Saturday, the second day of our weekend trip to Christchurch, we drove over to Akaroa, around an hour and … More

A weekend trip to Christchurch: getting there

A combination of the Labour Day weekend and a new member of the family to meet (see Monday’s post), saw us pack our bags and head on south to Christchurch

This week’s small pleasures #214

This week saw sunshine, spring and a trip to Christchurch. We flew down on Friday morning and back on Sunday, … More

A seat at the table: beer and pies

If you have been following Thistles and Kiwis for a while, you might remember previous visits to Wellington on a … More

Wordless Wednesdays: Lunches

Well, almost wordless….a bit of information about things I have had for lunch recently working from home. Enjoy! You can … More

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

Ten things to do on a staycation, the early spring edition

Like many people who remained fully employed during lockdown, I have not used as much annual leave as I would … More

Thoughts on Thursday or a tale of kale salad

When I lived in Scotland, kale was the dark, green leafy vegetable that you bought when there wasn’t much else. It was tough, a bit bitter, and you kind of felt you were eating it because it was good for you (it is full of vitamin C) rather than for enjoyment.

This week’s small pleasures #201

Here we are almost at the end of July already, and, bit by bit, the mornings are definitely getting brighter. We have had several days of bright, winter sun, and it looks like a few more days to come as well, which of course always lifts the spirits and gladdens the heart. So without further ado, here are some of this week’s small pleasures