This week’s small pleasures #242

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.

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

If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would talk about Friday morning’s offshore earthquakes – a 7.1 at East Cape which was felt across the country (and which woke me up), and a 7.4 and 8.1 in the Kermadec Islands.

What’s been happening – August 2020

I used to do a summary of what I had been reading, watching and listening to at the end of … More

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

If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea we would talk about the past week.

This week’s small pleasures #156

Here we are again, Monday evening, and the time to look back on the small pleasures of the past week. … More

June: watching, listening, reading

It’s been ages since I have done one of these posts, summarising what I have watched, listened to and read … More

Reading, Watching, Listening: 2018

As the end of the year approaches, lots of bloggers are doing reviews of the year gone by, and I have to confess, I am jumping on that particular bandwagon as well.