Tuesday, May 14: Our final day in Queenstown. We took a trip up the Skyline Gondola and the views were incredible. That’s the Queenstown Golf Club.
Wednesday, May 15: Day one of my short week completed.
Thursday, May 16: Art on the City to Sea Bridge with a painted sky backdrop.
Friday, May 17: Post work, post Thunderbird, pre Daddy O’s gig walk home through Frank Kitts Park.
Saturday, May 18: A moist Saturday morning meant droplets on the dill.
Sunday, May 19: My fifth catch up with Laura and Tim in 3 days! Coffee and chocolate rose marble cake.
Monday, May 20: This is about as autumnal as Wellington gets.
Tuesday, May 7: J Walter Weatherman doing a good job minding the weather.
Wednesday, May 8: Back at Caliente for more farewell drinks. They forgot to make my cocktail so made it double strength as an apology (we know the manager). ‘Twas very strong indeed!
Thursday, May 9: Jerk! I’ll be sending this over to Made It on Victoria St next week.
Friday, May 10: Life in hospo. At least the Thunderbird crew have a sense of humour!
Saturday, May 11: Flying to Queenstown is worth it just for the magical view from the plane. Snow capped mountains and crystal lakes.
Sunday, May 12: Chris & Diana picked us up from Queenstown & acted as our tour guides for the day. We drove over the Crown Ranges and stopped for photos & a chance to ward off car sickness.
Monday, May 13: A long walk on the Arrowtown Millenium Trail was a bit painful with a belly full of delicious Amisfield Winery food, but well worth it.
Tuesday, April 30: I spent much of the past few days mindlessly replacing stuck clasps while watching TV.
Wednesday, May 1: I almost wanted to cry on my walk to work: I tried to take some photos and my lens wouldn’t focus, even on manual. I gave it a few frustrated taps and turns and kept trying as I walked – this is the photo of success.
Thursday, May 2: We tried Caliente for lunch as a celebration/mini send off for a friend moving to Melbourne. We avoided the breakfast menu on advice that we’d been given & ordered flautas & enchiladas. They were excellent.
Friday, May 3: Playing with the camera as the light quickly faded.
Saturday, May 4: May the fourth be with you. Leaving drinks in my favourite garden bar: The Southern Cross.
Sunday, May 5: Breakfast at Finc. I’m really happy that more cafes are serving coffee over ice these days. Plain black coffee over ice, none of this whipped cream and chocolate fish business. This was the Ethiopian Wote Konga filter from Coffee Supreme; damn tasty.
Monday, May 6: The chefs at Pickle held a pop up ramen shop. Delicious tonkotsu ramen, soft pork belly, pickled chili, and marinated egg.
Tuesday, April 23: Colourful paper shapes on Egmont St.
Wednesday, April 24: ANZAC eve meant it was ok to go out after work. We had a drink at the new bar on Leeds St, Goldings Free Dive, before splitting and reconvening later for Iron Man 3.
Thursday, April 25: ANZAC day holiday was spent getting a stag friend for my fox.
Friday, April 26: A Friday that felt like a Monday. Lukcy number 9 was spotted on my race to the postshop after work, I’d left all my parcels at home in the morning.
Saturday, April 27: Kate was out of town when we watched all 12 hours of The Hour in one day so Laura invited us over to watch it again/for the first time. We were easier on ourselves this time and only watched 4 episodes. Laura made this amazing golden syrup cake, I’ve been thinking about it ever since.
Sunday, April 28: Brendan and I followed part of the Southern walkway from our house to Roseneath. I love this city.
Monday, April 29: Waitangi Park Wetlands. It is so much darker in the evenings already. The sun was setting as I walked home, not long now till I’ll be walking home in the dark.
Tuesday, April 16: The light has been so great the past few mornings.
Wednesday, April 17: Sarah-Rose made an incredible rainbow cake for us to eat while watching the marriage equality debate. It was SO good. It was also Laura’s birthday.
Thursday, April 18: I struggled through the morning with the aid of coffee & brunch with other hungover friends. Then it was home to work on more pleasant projects in more comfortable surroundings.
Friday, April 19: Plentiful Deli, down the road from home.
Saturday, April 20: “We’re making waffles then gonna watch parks n rec, care to join?” Best flatmates.
Sunday, April 21: On our way to Crazy Horse for dinner with Brendan’s family. The first time I left the house since I got home from work on Friday.
Monday, April 22: A little obsessed with this building on Wakefield St.
Tuesday, April 9: Quinces upon quinces which were later turned into paste. Who knew that quince smelled so bad?
Wednesday, April 10: Wellington geometry.
Thursday, April 11: After being given the all clear from the doctor doing my colposcopy (yay!) the nurse said “go treat yo self“. So I did; pancakes and bacon at Thunderbird.
Friday, April 12: I have a weird aversion to spending money at bars. I usually refuse to buy one drink for the price of a bottle of wine bought at the supermarket. Trying to get over that I tagged along to a few bars as Brendan and Tim sampled a few of the Hopstock offerings. Despite the awful decor they have some pretty great beers and cheap wine.
Saturday, April 13: Bowlarama! I didn’t do as badly as I expected.
Sunday, April 14: The Sunday vegetable market on the waterfront is a delight of cheap, bright produce. Life is a always a bit harder the week after we miss one.
Monday, April 15: Waiting for the bus in suburban Kilbirnie after the final skating lesson for this term.
Hmmm food & feet theme this week!
Tuesday, April 2: It’s not easter without a Lindt bunny.
Wednesday, April 3: Classic Kim colours.
Thursday, April 4: We went ice skating for the first time! Brendan is a natural. I’m so glad I didn’t try it before taking inline lessons!
Friday, April 5: Home after just 2 hours at work as Brendan’s lingering cold flu finally latched on to me. Lemon honey ginger drink & a pie sandwich for dinner while watching Happy Endings.
Saturday, April 6: Finally cold enough to wear the cute dollar store bear socks I got in Japan.
Sunday, April 7: Anchor earrings
Monday, April 8: Last month I cut out alcohol and sweet snacks to be healthier & try break a sugar adiction…and when the month was over I immediately fell back in to old habits. Trying where I can though: tomato and anchovies on Freya’s. Man I love anchovies.
Tuesday, March 26: Cambridge Terrace Congregational Church.
Wednesday, March 27: I’m a sucker for a floral pattern these days. I pass this wall of floral every morning in the Copthorne Hotel carpark.
Thursday, March 28: The lighthouse slide playground at Frank Kitts Park.
Friday, March 29: The first day of the long weekend is spent watching all 12 episodes of The Hour with some of my favourite people. The first season is visually stunning, the second has a faster paced storyline. Everyone is beautiful and has a great name. I was howling at the TV by the end of it. HOW WILL I EVER KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NOW THAT IT’S CANCELLED?! (Spot the bonus Sarah-Rose.)
Saturday, March 30: Columbia Private Hotel, Lower Cuba Street.
Sunday, March 31: The view from The Schenks’ living room. Val made us hot cross bun french toast with bacon and kranskies. Phwoar.
Monday, April 1: Hot cross bun for breakfast on the last day of our long weekend. I never want it to end.
Tuesday, March 19: I love how big and bold some of my customers go. These earrings are huge shoulder skimmers.
Wednesday, March 20: It’s fascinating how the water in the lagoon looks so different from day to day. A breeze cause it to ripple and appear like a creased sheet.
Thursday, March 21: Kate started making a sign for our friend’s Twin Peaks themed going away/birthday party. (Finished version)
Friday, March 22: The floating ball of ferns in Civic Square.
Saturday, March 23: Ange is making a new life in England :( so to celebrate her birthday and commiserate her leaving Laura and Tim hosted a Twin Peaks party. There was Twin Peaks music, a rasterbation of the Twin Peaks falls, chevron carpet, red curtains, and red lights. The food was perfectly on theme as well: a damn fine cup of coffee, donuts, cherry pie, and butter and brie baguettes. Thankfully there was no creamed corn. (See the rest of the photos from the Twin Peaks party)
Sunday, March 24: Market vegetables, sadly not mine as I slept till 12. (I celebrated 4 weeks of alcohol abstinence the night previous.)
Monday, March 25: A friendly neighbourhood kitty.
Tuesday, March 12: Some light shopping on my way home scored me these jelly spike sandals for $10.
Wednesday, March 13: Flowers spotted on the way to Sarah-Roses to watch the second reading of the definition of marriage amendment bill. (It passed! One vote to go!)
Thursday, March 14: You complete me
Friday, March 15: More new stuff for the shop, you jerk.
Saturday, March 16: A stroll to Aro Valley took us to the Garage Project Cellar Door where I saw Mica Still had been painting.
Sunday, March 17: The North Island is officially in a drought so these dark clouds were much wished for. A couple of days of rain takes the edge off but we’re not in the clear.
Monday, March 18: What can I say? I love swears!