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 #230

I started getting this post together on Sunday, and had to change my planned intro, as at 7pm we heard … More

A seat at the table: Christmas

One thing we can all agree on I am sure is that at this time of year we all like … More

This week’s small pleasures #222

Two hundred and twenty two small pleasures posts! Gosh…I have been writing on this themes for quite a while, and … More

This week’s small pleasures #219

Today is the last day of November, St Andrew’s Day (patron saint of several countries including Scotland) and also the … More

This week’s small pleasures #215

Who can believe it is November already? 2020 has been such a strange year we all agree. Forgetting the headlines … More

Words on Wednesday: Akaroa

On Saturday, the second day of our weekend trip to Christchurch, we drove over to Akaroa, around an hour and … More

This week’s small pleasures #214

This week saw sunshine, spring and a trip to Christchurch. We flew down on Friday morning and back on Sunday, … 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

This week’s small pleasures #206

It is the last day of August, and as the calendar ticks over tomorrow to the 1st September, we properly see us enter spring.