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

If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would, naturally, talk about the weather, about the cold, crisp … 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.

This week’s small pleasures #179

Here we are already into the middle of February – hard to believe. It is Monday and therefore time for … More

This week’s small pleasures #164

Today’s small pleasures comes to you from Hawke’s Bay, where I am on a work trip. The sun has been … More

This week’s small pleasures #162

It is the Labour Day holiday weekend, and so this sunny Monday I have been at home, catching up with … More

This week’s small pleasures #150

This week’s small pleasures, is coming to you on Sunday as guess what? Yes, I am off on work travels … More

Idling has always been my strong point

I have rediscovered the positive benefits of idling, of doing little, of spending time not doing much. There is no … More

This week’s small pleasures #121

It’s Monday…it’s time for this week’s small pleasures. It was the first week back at work after a three week … More