If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…

If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would talk about Friday morning’s offshore earthquakes – a 7.1 at East Cape which was felt across the country (and which woke me up), and a 7.4 and 8.1 in the Kermadec Islands.

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 #229

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

If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…the weekend coffee share edition

If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…on this sunny Sunday morning, we would be sharing croissants and … More

Words on Wednesday: Dunedin indoors (the trip part 5)

It seems ages since we had our short trip to Dunedin: we are back at work and daily life goes … More

Six on Saturday 23.06.21

It’s been a bit wild, weather wise this week, with some strong winds blowing, causing branches to break off trees … More

Birds aplenty: the Royal Albatross Centre

I have always been fascinated by albatrosses. With their size, ability to fly long distances and their sometimes comical take-offs … More

Words on Wednesday: Port Chalmers

As I sat down to map out blog posts on our recent holiday, I struggled to think how to structure them and what to do in what order. It has taken a bit of work but I have decided to do three more posts after today: one on the Royal Albatross Centre, one on ‘things to do indoors’ and one on street art. Hope you will come along for the journey.

Six on Saturday 09.01.20

You know what it is like when you go on holiday, you either come back to a garden decimated by … More