Archives for posts with tag: Wellington

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Packing everything into our van ready for tomorrow. It’s so exciting!
Working out how to pump up our tyres.
Doing the sleep meditation podcast together. Shuffling into position and deep breaths.

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Putting up Christmas decorations at work. Feels strange doing it in summer though.
The view, or lack of, out the window and across Wellington. The low cloud meant I couldn’t see further than the house in front. We could have been on the edge of a cliff.
A mini mince pie to start the day with.

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Getting up before everyone else and sitting in the sun meditating and reading.
Driving into Wellington on SH2 and seeing the beautiful city glimmering in the sunlight, just like it did nearly a whole year ago when we arrived.
The whole flat together, eating and laughing and laughing so much that eating is difficult.

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Seeing carefree kids run around dancing and playing.
The amazing Wellington fireworks show.
The crowds and crowds of people all going to see the fireworks. It was really fun to be part of the excitement.

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Being back in beautiful, if windy, Wellington.
Santino Rice and Michelle Visage arguing about the pronunciation of brocade on RuPaul’s Drag Race.
A lovely last meditation, picturing previous holidays in France.

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Driving the car around together in the evening, singing along to the radio and feeling a bit like I was back home.
Seeing the city hills lit up against the black sky.
Lying on the bed, reading.

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This traffic light in Wellington.
Retelling my day to my boyfriend. LEMONS!
Emails about pubic hair.

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A beautiful Wellington day
Driving the van around the bay.
The driver who laughed with me when I didn’t know where I was going or what I was doing. No road rage in Eastbourne.

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We bought a van!
The huge red butterfly at the market.
Another beautiful warm, sunny and wind free day. We sat by the seafront after buying our veg to enjoy the weather and drink a delicious organic juice squeezed by a man at the market.

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A love message from my friend Hannah.
A shooting star.
Walking down to the waterfront to see the Lux light festival and it was so still. Plus the light installations were cool. And we got to yell really loudly into them.

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Going on my flatmates Tinder and getting a match.
Going for a windless walk together along the seafront and discovering the Japanese Festival.
The lampshades and giant moose  head at Mac’s Brewbar.

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Sun and no wind.
Going over to Eastbourne for fish and chips and an ice cream on the beach.
Learning a bit about Japanese culture.

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Going for a walk up the hill, in the sun and out the wind, smelling wild garlic and pines, stepping in mud and on spongy moss.
Chocolate cake.
In sync with my boyfriend.

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Having a shower with the sun shining through the window. It’s nice to have a shower in the daylight but it also reminded me of showering at home in the summer, knowing I had a whole day of being outside in the garden or the countryside ahead of me, with my parents near by and everything being safe and normal.
The weather was beautiful today. The market was full with people buying bags of fresh, colorful good and afterwards I sat on the dock, thinking and meditating a bit and for the first time thinking to myself that maybe I could stay here longer. It’s a beautiful city. And the winters are just so sunny.
The sunlight glittering off the sea. It looked like an elaborate light show just for me.

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The beautifully coloured sunset.
The sun shining through the crack in the backdoor at work.
Going out for dinner and drinks at two places we’ve never been before. Shabby chic and Spanish warmth.

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Going out for brunch and having the best eggs and salmon I’ve ever had.
Walking arm in arm, drinking a delicious homemade, organic chai from the new Mister Chai caravan.
The blog about feminism and rape culture that my boyfriend put up on Facebook.

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Getting the bus round to Lyall Bay to enjoy the winter sunshine and watch the surfers with a cup of hot chocolate.
The Lego Movie. Surprisingly good. And funny.
Homemade pizza. And I didn’t make too much and feel sick like I normally do.

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Sitting in the sun down at the seafront and just hanging out together.
Going on the bush walk in Te Papa, hugging some super old rocks and knowing that mum and dad did this when they were here.
Getting a text from a mate saying her date went well last night. Drinks, giggles and a sneaky kiss under the stars.

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Showing mum and dad the farmers market.
Bumping into a customer from work who told my parents what a lovely woman I am. Which is always nice to hear.
Going for dinner with people we spent Christmas with but who we didn’t really know. It was so nice to have new people to talk look to and they are so lovely. Plus the food was delicious. 

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Getting the ferry across to Matiu/Somes Island and feeling a bit like we were having a Famous Five adventure. It was so quiet and pretty with loads of cubby holes and hiding places. The only thing missing was ginger beer.
Taking my parents to the Welsh pub to meet the woman who might have met dad when he was at uni in Swansea.
Wondering around the portrait gallery, looking at brush strokes and colours.

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Spending the day just me and my parents, doing some tourist things around the city.
Finishing off my hat. And I didn’t do it wrong!
A lovely evening eating delicious food, watching Cuban dancing in the street and showing my parents the gin place that I’ve been wanting to take them to.

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The public toilet that played music.
The beautiful weather all day that let my parents see the amazing landscape. Accidentally timing the trip up Mt Victoria perfectly and watching the most incredible sunset that just kept getting better and better. The perfect end to a fantastic day.

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Hot cross bun for breakfast.
Driving through bits of the city we haven’t seen before, around the coast and walking out to the lighthouse. Well, almost. It’s quite far.
Seeing the little, personal cable cars that people have for their houses that are up really steep slopes.