Wednesday dawned, a bit grey, but warm. With not having to work midweek, I treat myself to a leisurely breakfast, … More
Well…cases of ‘you know what’ in the Waikato has put Hamilton and surrounding area into a Level 3 lockdown. Meanwhile, … More
We are now well in to September, and it is 9 years since we first visited Wellington prior to us … More
We are now into Wellington on a Plate season here, a month long celebration of food, with events, special dishes, … More
I wasn’t sure where to begin with this week’s small pleasures – sunny days? Or should I mention getting dates … More
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.