It is my birthday today. A grey morning, a rainy afternoon, and an even wetter evening. This morning I set … More
I have rediscovered the positive benefits of idling, of doing little, of spending time not doing much. There is no … More
Actually, I was tempted to rename this post “This week’s small pleasures: the food edition” because that is what it … More
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
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.
What is nicer than taking a day off work in the middle of the week, when everyone else is at … More
It’s Easter Monday, and no doubt many of you out there have eaten a lot of chocolate and perhaps several … More
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.
One of my favourite podcasts is Desert Island Dishes, and since I am at home again today, Friday, I’m spending … More
Kia ora koutou from Wellington…where just like last week, the sky is blue and we are being deafened by cicadas. Thanks … More