I mentioned on Monday that I am taking some time off work – two weeks to be exact. Being at home means more time for reading (actually have two books on the go for the first time in ages), time to do some clutter clearing (I was very pleased with the results of reorganising the herbs and spices today), doing a new jigsaw, listening to podcasts and going for walks. I’ve also been browsing cookbooks, seeking ideas and inspiration now I have a bit more time to try things out
I was working at home today, and took an afternoon stroll to – yes – the Botanic Gardens again. During … More
It seems ages since we had our short trip to Dunedin: we are back at work and daily life goes … More
As I sat down to map out blog posts on our recent holiday, I struggled to think how to structure them and what to do in what order. It has taken a bit of work but I have decided to do three more posts after today: one on the Royal Albatross Centre, one on ‘things to do indoors’ and one on street art. Hope you will come along for the journey.
Cities don’t have to be places devoid of native wildlife. In fact, in some cases it can completely flourish there … More
Normally at this time of year I look back at small pleasures of the year, but somehow it doesn’t seem … More
I was looking for a quote about reading to use in this post and came across this one from Jean Rhys: Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.
Apparently, Plato said “he was a wise man who invented beer.” As I came across this on a quote website, … More
I love reading but often find it hard to carve out the time. I walk to work, so don’t have a commute on which to read.
On Saturday, the second day of our weekend trip to Christchurch, we drove over to Akaroa, around an hour and … More