This week’s small pleasures #218

For most of 2020, I have made a note each day of three things that have brought me joy, made me smile or just feel grateful for at that particular moment.

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

If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would of course have to talk about world events. We … More

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 weekend trip to Christchurch: getting there

A combination of the Labour Day weekend and a new member of the family to meet (see Monday’s post), saw us pack our bags and head on south to Christchurch

This week’s small pleasures #212

So….here we are…another Monday…..and the skies are grey and the rain is pouring down in contrast to weather earlier last … 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: 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 #210

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