It is the first of September, the start of spring. A season to clear the cobwebs away, make plans and … More
So here we are – a SoS Level 4 lockdown post – I had hoped never to have to type … 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.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would, of course, talk about the weather. About flooding in … More
“The shortest day has passed, and whatever nastiness of weather we may look forward to in January and February, at least we notice that the days are getting longer. Minute by minute they lengthen out. It takes some weeks before we become aware of the change. It is imperceptible even as the growth of a child, as you watch it day by day, until the moment comes when with a start of delighted surprise we realize that we can stay out of doors in a twilight lasting for another quarter of a precious hour.” Vita Sackville-West
June 2021 was the hottest on record here in New Zealand. The average temperature for the month was 2C above … More
Hello from a what has been lovely, sunny Wellington and on my birthday too! Yes, another year has gone by since the last one. Can I also suggest you look at the date? 3 x 7 = 21. How about that? Or is it just me that thought about it?