Idling has always been my strong point

I have rediscovered the positive benefits of idling, of doing little, of spending time not doing much. There is no … More

This week’s small pleasures #144

Actually, I was tempted to rename this post “This week’s small pleasures: the food edition” because that is what it … More

Wordless Wednesday: Amédée Isle

For the final Wordless Wednesday post from New Caledonia, we head over to Amédée Isle, a 40 minute boat trip from Noumea. The island is famous for its lighthouse, which was built in France and transported to New Caledonia, where it was first put into operation in 1865

This week’s small pleasures #141 or a week in New Caledonia part 1

Coming to you a day late instead of a day early this week, as we arrived back from our trip to New Caledonia almost 2 hours later than we should have done.

Mindlessly frittering away

What is nicer than taking a day off work in the middle of the week, when everyone else is at … More

When engaged in eating: Hamilton

I’ve been up in Hamilton again this week, where most of the time there was sunshine and stunning sunrises and sunsets. Hamilton tends to get a bad press, but there is a lot more going on than you might suspect.

Fridge Foraging

One of my favourite podcasts is Desert Island Dishes, and since I am at home again today, Friday, I’m spending … More