This week’s small pleasures #232

On Saturday night, the government announced that all of New Zealand, except Auckland, is going back up to Covid-alert Level 2. Auckland is now at Level 3, after more community outbreaks in the south of the city.

This week’s small pleasures #230

I started getting this post together on Sunday, and had to change my planned intro, as at 7pm we heard … More

This week’s small pleasures #229

Summer continues, with more sunny days, blue skies…and the odd bits of rain, which is of course great for the … More

This week’s small pleasures #222

Two hundred and twenty two small pleasures posts! Gosh…I have been writing on this themes for quite a while, and … More

This week’s small pleasures #221

Here we are, already half way through the month, with holidays fast approaching. I can hardly wait for the summer … More

Sunshine on Sunday: Thorndon Fair

The sun shone and the sky was blue, just right for Thorndon Fair, held on the first Sunday of December … More

This week’s small pleasures #219

Today is the last day of November, St Andrew’s Day (patron saint of several countries including Scotland) and also the … More

Words on Wednesday: Beervana 2020

Apparently, Plato said “he was a wise man who invented beer.” As I came across this on a quote website, … More

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