We spent a glorious sunshine Saturday on Wellington’s waterfront under the incredible ‘Fly Me up to Where You Are New Zealand‘ prayer flag installation as part of the New Zealand Festival. The waterfront of Wellington has been abuzz with events this summer. The glorious weather has helped to make it all the more special and […]
Week in the life | Friday & Things I’m Loving
It’s been a strange week of documenting every slice of life for ‘Week in the life‘ – but great to reflect and observe our life too. Today it’s raining. I’m tired. Alice was awake for a couple of hours in the night (again) – over stimulated probably – late to bed (she’s making up for […]
A Curious Wonderland
It’s spring school holidays here in Wellington and ‘Capital E‘ is always high on our list of ‘must do’ activities, with theatre, workshops, crafts and wonderful spaces to delight the senses. We didn’t make it to the theatre today, but did make a couple of wonderful ‘Fishy Friends’ – before going on to visit a […]
Wonderful Wednesday – Clocks have rolled on & the sun is playing ball!
I’m just so happy that the clocks have rolled forward an hour and it’s light till 7.30pm! More hours in the day to play and Mother Nature has gifted us a week of sunshine to kick start the fun. The garden is where the fun is happening. Play dough and water play, skipping and jumping, […]
The Gallery: Vintage
We had a bit of mid-winter fun here in New Zealand today. We visited Capital E, where they are holding a ‘Summer Scorcher‘ of entertainment over the two-week winter school holidays. Today was the first day of inclement weather in Wellington for the holidays, so we timed our visit perfectly. Whilst the rain did its […]
‘Dancing Feat’ to kickstart the school holidays
We danced into the first day of the school holidays with a visit to Capital E this morning. The creative team at Capital E always pull together a fabulous and reasonably priced array of entertainment for all ages over the school holidays. I’d booked tickets for us to see the 11am Dancing Feat Performance (there’s […]
Masked Fun at Capital E
Capital E always pulls out the stops to entertain children over the school holidays. We spent Thursday morning making masks and enjoying the wonderful ‘Commedia Dell’Arte Performance’, a form of mask theatre that evolved in Italy, influencing early clowning and ballet. We had a very fun morning of inspiration and comedy. Here’s the girls creating […]
Longest day 2009 – what a beauty!
The sun rose at 5.45am and set at 8.54pm and what a beautiful day it’s been. There’s such a holiday spirit in the air. At the beach this evening folk were kicking back and enjoying the most perfect time. The sound of the waves gently lapping on the shore at Princess Bay were met with […]
Summer in the City: Wellington’s full of surprises!
From November, Wellington revs up for a multitude of events: from small-scale festivals in the various suburbs to grander events in the city centre and surrounds; with the likes of the Meridian Energy Summer City and the New Zealand International Arts Festival. These continue well into March and there’s never enough time to attend all […]
Did you feel the magic?
The division between the spiritual and material worlds softened this evening and the magic was powerful over Capital E; in Wellington’s Civic Square. There was a strong sense that King Arthur was amongst us as we journeyed into the medieval castle. It was with trepidation that we ventured into the Medieval Horror Hall and it […]