Like a black cat on a dark street …

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Like a black cat on a dark street I visited Auckland for the briefest of trips nigh-on a month ago.

Highlights:
Tattoo – Flash by Simon Erl, tattooed by Richard Warnock at Two Hands
Al’s Deli – possibly the best bagel of my life
Federal Deli – a three hour dinner with two delightful pals
Federal and Wolf – brunch eaten amongst suits with just coffee

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Oh and, as always, the Auckland Art Gallery

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Red Words on a Grey Background – Mary-Louise Browne 2009

Thursday: visiting the Art Gallery

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Molly – William Wight 1930 in front of Otira Gorge – Petrus van der Velden 1912

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Meditation – Christopher Perkins 1931

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Nature Morte – Megan Jenkinson 1987

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Ian (Ossian) – Jacob Epstein 1942

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Minerva, Apollo, & Juno Ludovisi – William Theed 1847/1848

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365 in 2014

2014

Sunday: packing books into boxes
Sunday
I started packing books in boxes. It’s the worst.

Monday: I love the green and grey
Monday
I do love the contrast – the classical building and the spiky green leaves.

Tuesday: pouring rain & a sick gf
Tuesday
Sheltering under an umbrella.

Wednesday: love the light in this trophy shop
Wednesday
I just love the light in this trophy shop.
I also wonder how much it would cost to make myself a trophy for something completely ridiculous.

Thursday: leaving work late
Thursday
Working late.

Friday: usually there are hills back there ...
Friday
Heading towards Thorndon. There are usually hills back there.

Saturday: Bucket Fountain and the rain
Saturday
Small child and the Bucket Fountain.

Sunday: Peaches
Sunday
Peaches looking disgruntled. That’s her regular face.

Monday: dental work
Monday
I spent hundreds at the dentist but they gave me a mold of my teeth so I guess it’s not all bad??

Tuesday: heading to the waterfront
Tuesday
Pretty mesh and brake lights bokeh.

Wednesday: pouring rain, a jacket like diamonds.
Wednesday
Pouring rain and my jacket looks like diamonds.

Thursday: starting my day as I intend to continue
Thursday
Starting my day as I mean to continue. No but really, it’s quite nice but has amazing graphic design. I’m easily won over.

Friday: decorated egg at the Railway station
Friday
Decorated egg in the railway station. I think this was my favourite one.

Saturday: Peony at the SPCA
Saturday
Peony at the SPCA before she came home to my parents’ place.

Sunday: baked a tart for a potluck lunch
Sunday
I made a caramelised onion tart for a friend’s potluck lunch.

Monday: Peony at her new home. Entranced by the bird.
Monday
Peony at her forever home, entranced by their bird.

Tuesday: lights at Federal Deli
Tuesday
Lights at Federal Deli in Auckland.

Wednesday: home of excellent bagels
Wednesday
Al’s Deli in Auckland – my trip was … very food-centric.

Thursday: visiting the Art Gallery
Thursday
Visiting the Auckland Art Gallery.

Friday: ANZAC Day Service
Friday
ANZAC Day service at Parliament.

Saturday: dinosaur filled with booze
Saturday
Dinosaur filled with booze.

Sunday: headed to Petone for brunch with Kat
Sunday
Vintage whisky bottle in a store in Petone.

Monday: the evenings seem so much darker now. Lights everywhere.
Monday
Evenings growing darker – lights all over the city.

Tuesday: this is a well-lit building
Tuesday
Parliament is a very well-lit building.

Wednesday: puffy pigeon, relaxing in the sun
Wednesday
Puffy pigeon relaxing in the sun.

Thursday: v sweet note in the cafe window
Thursday
Sweet sign in a coffee shop on The Terrace.

Friday: KEEP WELLINGTON BEERED
Friday
New sign on the Quay. Keep Wellington Beered!

Saturday: picking up tickets
Saturday
Hanging out at work to print out gig tickets.

Sunday: scone baking
Sunday
I can’t drive to buy cheese scones, but I can make them and I think that’s pretty okay too.
(I’m looking forward to being able to drive to get them)

Monday: I kickstarted this a long long time ago. I don't really want it anymore.
Monday
I kickstarted this gadget a long long time ago. Now I don’t think I even really want it. Whomp whomp.

Tuesday: have I mentioned how lucky I am?
Tuesday
This card, I was given it after my first professional driving lesson. Too lovely.

Tuesday: have I mentioned how lucky I am?
Wednesday
Night along the waterfront, a rushed photo and it shows.

Thursday: this is where the hundredth luft ballon got to!
Thursday
Ah! That’s where the 100th luftballon got to!
(such a contemporary reference)

Friday: Karaoke with Kat
Friday
Karaoke with Kat.

Saturday: afternoon movie
Saturday
Pretty light at the Paramount, a Saturday afternoon movie.

Sunday: bright blue, bright red
Sunday
Bright blue, bright red. Sunday on the waterfront.

Monday: one final drink with Kat
Monday
Bruce at the Rogue and Vagabond. There for one final drink with Kat before she headed home to Edinburgh.

Tuesday: Jayne graduated. We celebrated.
Tuesday
My baby sister Jayne graduated. We celebrated.

Wednesday: Back Benches
Wednesday
Back Benches is back.

Thursday: I smell like a campfire
Thursday
I managed to acquire one of the final vials of Victory Wolf from Olo Fragrances.
I smell like a campfire.

Friday: so close!
Friday
So close, so far.

Saturday: decoration
Saturday
Wee boat in my wee place.

Sunday: muddy shoes
Sunday
Muddy shoes after a spontaneous bush walk.