Red velvet at The Cupcakery in Petone. The cupcake was good but the cafe was not.
The day I decided to stop worrying and take a break over the holidays.
My darling husband and I took a walk down to the Waitangi Park tree of lights. We lounged on the beanbags underneath and tried to ignore the screaming children. It was almost romantic.
I did all of my christmas shopping and went on the annual Mulligan family trip to the Kirkcaldie and Stains Christmas store.
A mildly hungover day. I wandered Wellington and watched The Wire.
I spent a lot of time in the kitchen.
Christmas Eve surprise! Fire alarm at the Wondapartment. Four fire trucks were there within two minutes. But there was no fire.
Christmas day was spent with the family, in the sun and in the shade, playing croquet and pétanque and Trivial Pursuits, drinking and laughing. So good.
Boxing day was spent with extended family, in the sun and in the shade, playing croquet and Trivial Pursuits, drinking and laughing. Also good.
The day after Boxing day is the day I start in on the books I get for Christmas.
Nothing felt right on Wednesday.
I have four weddings to go to in 2012. I finally found the perfect dress for all of them.
Caramelising onions for an amazing tart. I’m obsessed with it at the moment and a bbq that evening was the perfect excuse to make it.
Wellington may have decided that summer is over but I ignored that and drank cider anyway.