This week’s small pleasures #225

Another week, another set of small pleasures, those little things that bring us joy and a smile to our faces. Autumn is here, so it is time to plan reading lists, trawl recipe books for seasonal eating ideas and look forward to the Easter break. So without further ado, here are some of the good things of the past week.

Words on Wednesday: recent reading

The month of February was a dire month for reading. I started a book I didn’t like and couldn’t finish. Thanks to some light reading in terms of Sandi Toksvig’s memoirs, I got back in the mood again. So to what I have read recently.

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.

Words on Wednesday: in the kitchen

I mentioned on Monday that I am taking some time off work – two weeks to be exact. Being at home means more time for reading (actually have two books on the go for the first time in ages), time to do some clutter clearing (I was very pleased with the results of reorganising the herbs and spices today), doing a new jigsaw, listening to podcasts and going for walks. I’ve also been browsing cookbooks, seeking ideas and inspiration now I have a bit more time to try things out

Books of the year 2020

At my work book club this week, we are to bring along our favourite book of the year. Not an … More

Words on Wednesday: reading in November

I was looking for a quote about reading to use in this post and came across this one from Jean Rhys: Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.