This week’s small pleasures #215

Who can believe it is November already? 2020 has been such a strange year we all agree. Forgetting the headlines … More

A seat at the table: Burger Wellington

The second half of Wellington on a Plate is given over to Burger Wellington, a veritable festival of all things … More

A seat at the table: Brick Lane

Have you ever had a Proustian moment? That brief ‘taste memory’ based on the childhood memories that come to the … More

A seat at the table: beer and pies

If you have been following Thistles and Kiwis for a while, you might remember previous visits to Wellington on a … More

A seat at the table: a vegetarian feast

Every now and again, it is worth splurging on a treat. This Saturday evening, a friend and I headed down … More

A seat at the table: Wellington on a Plate

One of the food lovers highlights in Wellington is Wellington on a Plate. A celebration of the food and drink … More

This week’s small pleasures #206

It is the last day of August, and as the calendar ticks over tomorrow to the 1st September, we properly see us enter spring.

Highlights of 2019 part 2: tastes and travels

For part two of my personal highlights of 2019, I’m going to turn to tastes and travels. Whereas travels are … More

The transition of seasons

Here in the Southern Hemisphere we are transitioning from winter to spring. None of that ‘going back to school’ or end of summer here, but a joy that the days are getting longer and a sense that it is time to make plans.

This week’s small pleasures #152

I can’t believe it is Monday again…and time to stop and pause and think about the small pleasures of the … More