Taking Stock – life at the moment

A couple of days ago I saw over at Deb’s World this idea for a post – taking stock of … More

What’s been happening – August 2020

I used to do a summary of what I had been reading, watching and listening to at the end of … More

Ten things to do on a staycation, the early spring edition

Like many people who remained fully employed during lockdown, I have not used as much annual leave as I would … More

This week’s small pleasures #204

This week’s small pleasures comes to you on the first day of my ‘staycation’. I’m taking a week off work … More

This week’s small pleasures #196

It was a week in which we had a lot of rain…and I mean a lot of rain. The skies … More

This week’s small pleasures #193

It is the first day of June, the Queen’s Birthday holiday here in New Zealand (complete with a 21 gun salute at noon) and also the start of winter.

An apple is sometimes an excellent thing

I’ll be honest and say I have a love/hate relationship with apples. On one hand, nothing beats the crunch of … More

This week’s small pleasures #188

It is a grey and wet Monday today. It is also a public holiday, for with Anzac Day falling on … More