Six on Saturday 21.11.20

It is a grey and windy day here (northerlies at least, but still up to 110km/h) so not a day to be out gardening. Parts of the South Island are having some really awful weather, with gale force winds and heavy rain, so we have got away with things lightly.

Words on Wednesday: Akaroa

On Saturday, the second day of our weekend trip to Christchurch, we drove over to Akaroa, around an hour and … More

Six on Saturday 17.10.20

Here we are on a rather wet Saturday afternoon, with no action planned outside today as a result. It is … More

This week’s small pleasures #210

What a week! We have had storms and we have had sunshine (sometimes both in one day). I received notification … More

Six on Saturday 26.09.20

Another week of spring weather, with stormy moments (125km winds…), rain, sunshine…nothing unusual for this time of year here. Our … More

Six on Saturday 19.09.20

Today the sun is shining, but if you had asked me on Friday morning, I would have given you quite … 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 be sipping tLeafTea’s Earl Grey blue flower and eating … More

This week’s small pleasures #208

Mark Twain said: In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours. Well, he wasn’t wrong.

Six on Saturday 12.09.20

After a cold week, with lots of rain (including the sort rain that wakes you up at 4am), today was … More

This week’s small pleasures #207

In all honesty, I struggled a bit this week to find some small pleasures. It was just one of those weeks – bad weather, the cancellation of a foodie event and the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Venus Rising programme due to Level 2 restrictions, and feeling a bit under the weather. But as usual, there were things to bring a smile and to remind us of the good things that are around us.