365 in 2013

365 in 2013

Sunday: family dinner at SMK
Sunday
Headed back to a grey Wellington and went out for dinner with my family – where we arrange the bottles on the table by height.

Monday: death's head butterfly stabs
Monday
A wee stylised Acherontia Styx friend for Grumpy Cat.

Tuesday: the feijoa that haunted my day
Tuesday
This feijoa sat on my desk all day – it wasn’t mine and I felt bad just eating it. I lasted 6 hours before I gave in and ate it.

Wednesday: lived like a Friday
Wednesday
The night before ANZAC day so of course we treated it like a Friday night.

Thursday: a no-good very-bad ANZAC day
Thursday
Which was then followed by a no-good very-bad ANZAC day. I hid from the world and then drank a glass of wine.

Friday: backup lights in the beehive
Friday
Walking down the beehive on a Friday evening – they were doing work on the Saturday and had installed emergency lighting so they could turn the main lights off. I mean, I presume.

Saturday: flowers at Laura's and a Jewish honey cake behind it
Saturday
Laura had Kim and Kate and I around to watch The Hour (yes, again) but just a few episodes this time. She made delicious Jewish honey cake.

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I really really should get better at the self portrait part of this. It’s just, the light in our room is so terrible. It’s only ever too bright or too dark.

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365 in 2013

365 in 2013

(two weeks worth because I am the worst)

Sunday: sisters
Sunday
Charlotte, Jayne, and I all caught public transport out to the Hutt Valley.

Monday: that is not plastic
Monday
Plastic? That is not plastic.

Tuesday: winter is coming
Tuesday
Winter is Coming.

Wednesday: signing my new contract
Wednesday
I have a new job! I still don’t talk about it online! But I have a new job!

Thursday: a terrible day assuaged by drinks with friends
Thursday
I’d had a no good very bad day so I went to drinks in order to get my grump out all over more people than just Craig.

Friday: apocalypse skies in the morning
Friday
Apocalyptic dawn on Taranaki Street.

Saturday: beerz & burgers & bowling
Saturday
Craig getting, probably, another strike. We went out for beers, bowling, and burgers.

Sunday: Wellington graffiti
Sunday
Graffiti? Mural on Dunlop Terrace.

Monday: beginnings of rainbow cake
Monday
Starting the first layer of the rainbow cake I made for the Marriage Equality debate.

Tuesday: rain. Again.
Tuesday
Heading home in the rain.

Wednesday: 77:44 Marriage Equality Cake
Wednesday
A rainbow cake for our Marriage Equality debate watching celebration. So gay.

Thursday: 77:44 Marriage Equality Newspapers
Thursday
So pleased.

Friday: flying into Rotorua
Friday
Flying into Rotorua. Teeniest plane ever.

Saturday: Lake Okareka is so pretty
Saturday
Lake Okareka in Rotorua is just beautiful. Such a fan.

Rotorua? Rotorua!

This weekend I flew to Rotorua to visit one of my favourite people, Amy. Another favourite, Frith, drove down from Auckland to join us. We’d arranged all this, drunkenly, one Friday night.

Lake Okareka

We spent a … lot of time watching terrible/amazing television as the weather was not stellar. But on Saturday Amy took us around her favourite lakes. I, as always, was dressed appropriately.

Sensible bush shoes

I was also in a short skirt, Black Craft Cult t-shirt, leather jacket, massive scarf, and hoodbats beanie. Amy and Frith were in chucks, jeans, jumpers, and jackets.
I didn’t look out of place at all.

Amy and Frith

Lake Okareka

Lake Okareka

Amy and Frith at Lake Okareka

Lake Okareka

That was Lake Okareka. She then took us to Lake Tarawera where we almost crashed a wedding and Blue Lake where, on the playgroud, Frith tried to convince us she would be excellent on Wipeout.

Amy watches Frith break the dock

We stumbled on a wedding at Lake Tarawera

Lake Tarawera

Wedding decorations at Lake Tarawera

Blue Lake

Blue Lake

Frith climbing
(that’s Frith way up there)

Frith at Blue Lake playground

Blue Lake

Then we watching 10 hours of the show Made in Chelsea. My life has changed forever.
(she says, watching the second day of the Made in Chelsea marathon)

History was made, 77 to 44

77:44 Marriage Equality

77:44 Marriage Equality

77:44 Marriage Equality

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

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365 in 2013

365 in 2013

Sunday: eggs for brunch
Sunday
Easter Sunday brunch was eggs at Floridita’s.

Monday: fish & chips & Game of Thrones
Monday
A cold grey Easter Monday topped off with fish and chips and Game of Thrones with friends.

Tuesday: back at work
Tuesday
Truth in advertising on Willis Street.

Wednesday: RAINBOW!
Wednesday
Cruise ship at the end of the Rainbow.

Thursday: pretty alley way
Thursday
There’s just something about the light and this alley way.

Friday: rowing off into the sunrise
Friday
In the early morning it appears the rowers are heading off into the sunrise.

Saturday: THE PLANT IS STILL ALIVE
Saturday
Given my less than green thumbs I am thrilled my dinosaur’s plant is still alive.

365 in 2013

365 in 2013

Sunday: darling husband wore my favourite t-shirt
Sunday
On our way home from weekly dinner with my family, Craig wears my favourite of his shirts, and cleans the windscreen of our rarely used car.

Monday: heading home after seeing my Petra
Monday
An old friend was visiting from Melbourne. We caught up for drinks and I walked home via this giant statue.

Tuesday: dawn on the waterfront
Tuesday
It is getting darker in the mornings. I don’t mind this so much as I get to see dawn on the harbour more frequently.

Wednesday: golden light makes graffiti lovely
Wednesday
This car park building, despite the lovely graffiti, never looks as good as it does in the light of golden hour.

Thursday: my favourite shop in Wellington
Thursday
Brown and Co is quite possibly my favourite shop in Wellington. Ostensibly for the “masculine” design aesthetic, the menagerie of taxidermy and overpriced toothpaste in glorious packaging speaks to me.

Friday: 12 hours of The Hour
Friday
Good Friday. Three friends and I gathered together to watch all twelve episodes of the inestimable BBC drama The Hour. We drank whisky and ate snacks and swooned over Freddie and Bel and Hector and Marnie and Lix and Mr Brown.

Saturday: free beer
Saturday
I woke at 7am to a text advising me I had a free beer. I woke again at 9 to a text from Laura telling me it was she who had signed me up and would I like to meet her for a beer?
Free is my favourite amount to pay for Heineken. So we met for beer and to set the world to rights.