We are now well in to September, and it is 9 years since we first visited Wellington prior to us … More
So we stay ‘Level 2 Delta’ here in New Zealand for another week, while Auckland remains tightly locked down at … More
Sunday morning, the sun was shining, the sky was blue…and we both got our first Covid-19 vaccinations. Now if that … More
It seems winter has returned – at least for a couple of days. Sunday was bitterly cold and it rained … More
I wasn’t sure where to begin with this week’s small pleasures – sunny days? Or should I mention getting dates … More
Here we are, Monday again and well into the second half of the year. You can feel the days gradually getting a little longer, and while we still need our sweaters and padded coats, there are days where our coats are open and scarves moved to our bags.
ting here on Sunday afternoon, staring out at a damp (but not nearly as bad as yesterday) and grey world. The news is awful just now which ever way you turn, and conversation seems to only be about when we will get our vaccines and how we would love to travel to see loved ones. But then I stop and reconsider the world outside my window – everything is green, the bulbs are coming up, the clouds are clearing a bit (it did rain later), the kākā are calling raucously and there is a shepherd’s pie ready to go into the oven for dinner. Maybe things are not so bad after all.
In a week that saw Wellington go back up to Covid Alert Level 2 (extended on Sunday for another 48 hours), closure of the Trans Tasman bubble for a few days, and lots of rain, it has been even more important to think about the small pleasures in life.
ng coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would be sitting on this lovely winter’s day, we would be enjoying some Earl Grey tea and a piece of cake I made this morning. I would tell you I saw the first narcissus underneath the gingko tree in the Botanic Gardens this morning. You smile.
Whenever I start writing a small pleasures post, I start with looking at what photos I have taken during the week. Sometimes they inspire, sometimes there isn’t a lot to report. This week there were lots of small pleasures, including three days of holiday.