Everyone should be a tourist in their own town from time to time. We don’t live on one of the high hilly ridges that make Wellington’s topography so famous – though we used to. When we first arrived in Wellington we rented a place in Haitaitai, on Mt Victoria, overlooking Evan’s Bay. We’d watch the […]
Love where you live
Three sisters, one perfect Monday afternoon & a chocolate fish
Being woken at 5am by my two year old, Alice, after a late night travelling between France and England in the 1400’s, isn’t easy (though, thanks Philippa Gregory for the escapism). I lay on the sofa, trying to sleep, hoping the ‘Peppa Pig‘ DVD would suffice to keep Alice from demanding too much attention. By […]
The stirring of the past in the autumn leaves of the Botanical Garden
I love gardens and the Botanical Garden in Wellington is very dear to my heart. I’ve walked through the gardens frequently in the fourteen years or so I’ve lived here. I lived across the road from them for a year and was fortunate to work in an office in the heart of the gardens for […]
Seeing Welly from on high!
Be nice wouldn’t it? To see Wellington from the air. We waved off a bride-to-be, dressed in a beautiful gown on her father’s arm, with her bridesmaids accompanying them. We wondered where they were going. So many beautiful destinations within a short helicopter flight from Wellington. Such a stunning day for a wedding. Maybe to […]
Things I’m Loving: Where I live – Love ya Wellington!
I’ve been sharing my loves of Wellington with my folks this last week of their stay, from the high windy tops of the hills that this vibrant city nestles in… … where children really can experience the feeling of flying like fairies or having a ‘Peter Pan’ moment… … to the city waterfront delights, with […]