Six on Saturday 26.09.20

Another week of spring weather, with stormy moments (125km winds…), rain, sunshine…nothing unusual for this time of year here. Our … More

This week’s small pleasures #209

It is Monday again, so time for a round up of this week’s small pleasures. I worked at home all … More

Six on Saturday 19.09.20

Today the sun is shining, but if you had asked me on Friday morning, I would have given you quite … More

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

If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would be sipping tLeafTea’s Earl Grey blue flower and eating … More

This week’s small pleasures #207

In all honesty, I struggled a bit this week to find some small pleasures. It was just one of those weeks – bad weather, the cancellation of a foodie event and the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Venus Rising programme due to Level 2 restrictions, and feeling a bit under the weather. But as usual, there were things to bring a smile and to remind us of the good things that are around us.

Highlights of 2019 part 2: tastes and travels

For part two of my personal highlights of 2019, I’m going to turn to tastes and travels. Whereas travels are … More

This year’s travels: 2018 review

January Our trip to Sydney.¬†Penrith, to the west of Sydney, reached 47.3C, the highest temperature recorded by a weather station … More