(two weeks worth because I am the worst)
Last night the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill passed in the House.
Life has been absolutely exhausting recently and I can barely string the words together to explicate how much the passing of this Bill means to me. A lot of what has been exhausting me has been working towards the passing of this Bill.
I’m so proud. And exhausted. And grateful.
“Finally, a message to all LGBTI—and I finally got that out. My message to you all is welcome to the mainstream. Do well. Kia ora.” Tau Henare
I am currently sitting silent, communicating with Craig through exaggerated expressions and notes written on my iPhone. I’ve managed to break my voice.
Kim and I went to watch Laura get her nose pierced. We then retired to Meow for a beer. I also had a custard square and it was an excellent decision.
* pun wholeheartedly intended.
On Monday night Craig & I headed to the Botanic Gardens with a few friends for a picnic and to listen to some music. See, Wellington has this thing where in summer local bands perform in the gardens. For free. And you can take a picnic blanket and food and booze and just have the loveliest time.
It was a deliberate decision to attend, our flatmate and good friend is in The Concerned Residents and it was their first proper gig. Very exciting. Thankfully their opening act, LOST BiRD (aka Ali Whitton) was also delightful and endearing.
The Concerned Residents quickly gained a small crowd of small dancers. They made up for it with enthusiasm.
They also have light installations up in the gardens so after the show we went for a little wander …
Wellington can be really quite lovely sometimes, you know?
even if you don’t have a smartphone you can still follow my instagram feed
Just last friday the lovely Kate threw a party at the lovely Jo‘s house. Kate loves Yayoi Kusama almost as much (perhaps more!) than I so her polka dot theme? Was the most amazing thing ever.
Jo has kept the polka dots up in her hallway in what I think was a master stroke.
Oh and, best of all, Kate’s husband Jason set up a Photo Booth
It was hella fun.
I almost died when I got an email from Aly asking me to take photos at her wedding; such was the speed at which my heart leapt into my throat.
As someone with terrible terrible wedding photos (taken by an amateur) the last thing I wanted was to do the same for her.
But Aly, being the amazing friend she is, talked me down off the ledge – it was their second ceremony, she had photos from the Canadian wedding but still wanted to remember the British wedding etc etc etc.
I think the photos came out pretty well. If I do say so myself
It was such a pleasure, a privilege to shoot Aly & Arthur’s wedding.
Before this, the last time I saw Aly was in 2008, and she was trying to decide whether to reply to this guy, Arthur, who she’d been texting. I was one of the many who told her to give it a go – you never know what might happen.