ting here on Sunday afternoon, staring out at a damp (but not nearly as bad as yesterday) and grey world. The news is awful just now which ever way you turn, and conversation seems to only be about when we will get our vaccines and how we would love to travel to see loved ones. But then I stop and reconsider the world outside my window – everything is green, the bulbs are coming up, the clouds are clearing a bit (it did rain later), the kākā are calling raucously and there is a shepherd’s pie ready to go into the oven for dinner. Maybe things are not so bad after all.
This week began cold and wet, and ended sunny and bright – still chilly, but the sort of weather a … More
In a week that saw Wellington go back up to Covid Alert Level 2 (extended on Sunday for another 48 hours), closure of the Trans Tasman bubble for a few days, and lots of rain, it has been even more important to think about the small pleasures in life.
This week’s small pleasures should be subtitled ‘the Auckland edition’ because the focus this week is our weekend trip to Auckland.
orthern hemisphere is thinking of salads and strawberries, those of us who live down under are thinking of soups and stews. As we approach the shortest day, and several more weeks until I can walk to work in morning light, our minds turn to those comfort foods that also bring smiles to our faces.
Today (Monday 7 June) is a public holiday in New Zealand.
t was a lovely sunny day today, one of those lovely autumn days with bright blue skies. Wednesday is my ‘day off’ now I have moved to a four day week, and today plan was to go to town for a bit of a browse and lunch.
As I mentioned in a previous post, I have just moved to a trial four day working week. Wednesdays are going to be my ‘day off’, and I need to really think how to use the time.
In a week that saw the opening of the Trans Tasman bubble, the death at far too early an age … More
I wasn’t quite sure where to start this week. I’ve been on holiday which has been wonderful.