This week’s small pleasures #225

What a week in world news…from a plane crash in Indonesia, to the never ending tales of Covid, to the … 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 #220

I’ve been sitting for ages trying to think of a good opening sentence for this week’s small pleasures post. It was a week where we ate out at a favourite restaurant, when it felt that summer was here when we went to Thorndon Fair (not today though…rain again) and when we lit candles to mark the second Sunday in Advent.

Sunshine on Sunday: Thorndon Fair

The sun shone and the sky was blue, just right for Thorndon Fair, held on the first Sunday of December … 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

Sunday morning stroll

On Sunday morning, before we headed to the airport and our flight back to Wellington, we took a walk along … More

This week’s small pleasures #212

So….here we are…another Monday…..and the skies are grey and the rain is pouring down in contrast to weather earlier last … More

A seat at the table: beer and pies

If you have been following Thistles and Kiwis for a while, you might remember previous visits to Wellington on a … 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.