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 #224

This week’s small pleasures come to you from a week which straddled two years. We all have our views on … 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 #221

Here we are, already half way through the month, with holidays fast approaching. I can hardly wait for the summer … 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

A seat at the table: Twenty Seven Steps

On Saturday evening in Christchurch we headed over to New Regent Street, a really pretty terraced street. The precinct, opened … 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 #213

So here we are on a rather grey, windy and rainy Monday, and time to recall the small pleasures of the week and ignore the weather outside. First up, of course, we have to mention Jacinda Ardern being elected for a second term.

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