After a very early start and an unexpected detour to Invercargill, Bex and I had an amazing time in Queenstown recently. In the past, I’ve been quite put off by the commercialism of the place, but we embraced it this time around and had a shamelessly decadent and wonderful time. Highlights … – Going into the … More Queenstown
And just like that, it’s Winter. *Shivers* I took these photos while wandering around Hataitai last night, waiting for my washing to dry at the laundromat … I love the fleeting last hints of colour that you get at this time of year.
Of Things Gone Astray calls itself a magical fable, and the story provides all the wit and charm that you would expect from a novel of this genre. A group of (at the beginning of the novel) unconnected Londoners all lose something dear to them and the story watches them as they slowly make sense of … More READ: Of Things Gone Astray
It’s been a delightful and busy week. I realised recently that my mood and motivation at work has a huge impact on how I feel in the rest of my life. I used to think that I should slug through a miserable working week so that I could enjoy myself as soon as I left the … More Wishlist: 5 June 2015
I have, to put it nicely, morose taste in music. Country music (but not the happy stuff), blues, grunge, indie singer songwriters (but only the depressed ones) … You get the picture. So it’s been a refreshing to find myself listening to some pop lately. What can I say? Maybe I’m turning over a new … More Music: a Poptastic Playlist
In the Summer, the botanical gardens are all about the flower beds. Front + centre, they always draw a big crowd. But at this time of year, the flowers are finished + the beds have been tucked in for the Winter. Time to explore the maze of paths that skirt the outside of the gardens, … More Wellington Botanical Gardens
This post is a little late to the party, but I wanted to rave about Fang Solo, Pinky Fang’s really great solo exhibit, anyway (it closed on Sunday). Pinky’s work bubbles over with creativity and exuberance. There were hacked singing fish, smoking flowers and some seriously disturbing lingerie … I’ve been a fan for a while, so it was so … More Love: Pinky Fang