Week Fifty-Three? Week One? Who can say.

Oh Darling 365

Sunday: Elwin & Troy - Boxing Day
Sunday
The family gathered again for the traditional Boxing Day Barbecue.

Monday: Entertaining myself on the way to Pauanui
Monday
My darling Husband and I left for a quick jaunt to the Beach for his family (ish) reunion.

Tuesday: Pauanui Beach after the Rain
Tuesday
It was raining in Pauanui. Excellent beach weather.

Wednesday: Corona in the sun
Wednesday
It didn’t rain on Wednesday! But it was still cold for most of the day! Fan-fucking-tastic.
Actually it was really nice. I sat in the sun on the mostly sheltered balcony outside Craig and my bedroom and read and read and read. Craig went diving with his father and brothers, and his mother went to the beach with his aunt.
In the afternoon the family gathered at an adventure … place. There was a flying fox and clay pigeon shooting and a lot of better and tequila. The last two pretty much summed up the family reunion. It was fun.

Thursday: Waking up to rain again. Great.
Thursday
It rained. Again.

Friday: Desert Road
Friday
Mount Ruapehu and the Desert Road.
(Can you see the scary clown face on the mountain?)
The last day of 2010 was spent driving and driving and driving and … wait for it … driving some more.
Upon arriving home we hosted a very chilled out New Years Eve party. All that we could manage after 8 hours driving.

Saturday: Kat's Back!
Saturday
The first day of 2011 was celebrated with a last minute barbecue and later on, a lot of dancing to terrible/awesome music.
It was all in celebration of this lovely lady, my favourite Kat. She’s visiting all the way from Edinburgh and I was so so pleased to see her. She’s amazing.

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I spent the day on the Balcony

Did you notice? I went through from 2010 to 2011. Which means … I managed all the photos for 2010!
And yes, I’m going to try and do the same for 2011.
I know you’re excited. I sure am.

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Week Fifty-Two

The Week in Photographs

Sunday: Pouring Rain
Sunday
It was pouring with rain and surprisingly chilly. Perfect for lounging around watching West Wing (yes, still).

Monday: Instax Beehive - Creating a giftcard
Monday
My instax and the Beehive – I was creating a gift tag.

Tuesday: Raining ... Again.
Tuesday
I was actually just trying to get a shot of the rain drops on the ivy. Luckily I didn’t even notice the huge fucking moth until downloading the photos from my camera. Just thinking about it makes me shudder.

Wednesday: Presents Wrapped
Wednesday
Presents all purchased and carefully wrapped. Note the instax gift tags!

Thursday: Choc-Candy-Cane Cupcakes for work
Thursday
For morning tea on my final day at work I made chocolate cupcakes with peppermint cream cheese icing topped with a piece of candy cane. Luckily noone noticed that the wrappers were covered with chili peppers.
I figured they were red and green and white and that was CLOSE ENOUGH.

Friday: Rothko Cookie
Friday
The family came to Park Place for desserts on Christmas Eve. Charlotte provided gingerbread cookies and little tubes of icing so we could ice our own.
I chose the very christmassy Rothko. It made sense at the time.

Saturday: Delicious Delicious Entrees
Saturday
More food. I know. But the smoked salmon filoettes my darling mother made were amazing. And the tapenade ones in the background? a pretty contrast.

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Xmas Eve Outfit

Week Fifty-One

The Week in Photographs

Sunday: I love these creepy santas
Sunday
In anticipation of the tree which never arrived I brought out the creepy santas which I adore.

Monday: Marking my lines
Monday
In a quiet moment at work I took the time to mark my lines for Much Ado About Nothing.
I play Don John – cast because of my natural malevolence.

Tuesday: Broken decoration at the office
Tuesday
Poor fowl. Broken christmas decorations in the office.

Wednesday: Sunset from Park Place
Wednesday
Beautiful striations in the sunset from Park Place.

Thursday: A tree! Finally!
Thursday
A silver star atop our new (black) faux christmas tree.

Friday: BAD at being a grown up
Friday
Sometimes Craig and I are TERRIBLE at being grownups. Candy canes and canned food. Not a meal amongst it all.

Saturday: Decorating at Trinity
Saturday
Decorating the family tree at Trinity. This is the stocking I’ve had for as long as I can remember – handmade by my grandmother.

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Frazzled. Post-Work

Week Fifty

The Week in Photographs

Sunday: A grey day - West  Wing
Sunday
A terrible grey-mood day. I attempted to assuage it with The West Wing.

Monday: Decorations in the Office!
Monday
I arrived in the office to Christmas decorations!

Tuesday: Valley Lights
Tuesday
Lights in the Valley.

Wednesday: Bunny Sculpture
Wednesday
My new adorable bunny sculpture arrived. They now live on our mantel. So cute. And somewhat creepy.

Thursday: inverted pentagram
Thursday
An inverted pentagram on the window display for Cue. Odd, n’est-ce-pas?

Friday: I recognise these men
Friday
I recognise two of these men. And the dog. I mean, I recognise the dog is a DOG, but I don’t …
You know what I mean.

Saturday: lowlowlow clouds
Saturday
Lowlow clouds and the beginnings of pears on our pear tree.

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Pouf

Week Forty-Nine

The Week in Photographs

Sunday: Laundry day
Sunday
Sunday as Laundry day. I hate having so many things to hand wash.

Monday: TOO MUCH JEWELLERY
Monday
I also tidied up all my jewellery. This drawer is just filled with the stuff fancy enough to warrant remaining in their boxes. I also have two muji jewellery boxes and the hooks on my wall for long necklaces. In short? I have a lot of jewellery.
But I love it all.

Tuesday: Handlebar Moustache and a Corona
Tuesday
The last day of Craig’s handlebar moustache.

Wednesday: Namaste from Bangalore
Wednesday
Namaste from Bangalore!
I donated to the lovely Sarah Von of Yes and Yes and received a little package in return.

Thursday: Flowering Flax
Thursday
Flowering Flax behind the Beehive.

Friday: Forgot Breakfast
Friday
I spent too long on my hair and couldn’t have breakfast at home. So I ate what was essentially a LOT of sugar in the guise of Wishbone Berry and Custard.

Saturday: Nouveau Swimsuit!
Saturday
The black and white stripes? An adorable new bathing suit.

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Heidi Braids

Week Forty-Eight

The Week in Photographs

Sunday: Christmas is coming!
Sunday
It was the 21st November but I started decorating for Christmas. In my case this just meant putting out a vase of candy canes.

Monday: Koi fish in our Office
Monday
A Koi Carp kite. That is all.

Tuesday: Dawn reflection
Tuesday
Dawn at Park Place.

Wednesday: Learning Lines
Wednesday
Learning lines. For the usual Summer Shakespeare audition. Only this time? I really care. Eep.

Thursday: Sad
Thursday*
I’m usually really quite heartless about these things but the Pike River disaster made me so so sad.

Friday: Train Station
Friday
Wellington Train Station. Late. Again.

Saturday: Pistachio Gelato
Saturday
Post-audition gelato (Pistachio!) with my mama, sister, and a lovely Nun.
Yep. She called me Sue and said I was pretty. Also, she told us about how she “buried” her dog by dumping the body off the end of a wharf. And no, she didn’t see why that was illegal.

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Late on Saturday night

* Also? Unfortunate juxtaposition. Explosion at Pike River next to explosion at Mt Ruapehu.

Week Forty-Seven

The Week in Photographs

Sunday: Harry Potter 7
Sunday
I spent the day holed up with Harry Potter 7.

Monday: I doubt his first word was really Pencil
Monday
I highly doubt that Picasso’s first word was Pencil … but I can see how it would be a good story.

Tuesday: So humid.
Tuesday
The clouds feel so close these days. The humidity is oppressive and soporific.

Wednesday: Now DC. Dying of jealousy.
Wednesday
My darling Petra sent another postcard. This time, Washington DC. I remain envious.

Thursday: Squid Fork!
Thursday
Craig was out climbing walls so I ate dumplings with sriracha sauce.
Yes, that fork has a face. It’s in the shape of a squid and came from the Osaka Aquarium. It’s adorable. Shut up.

Friday: Drunk ish.
Friday
Ten to midnight on the train. Drunk ish, Emphasis on the ish.

Saturday: Noodle Canteen
Saturday
A quiet night of mindless movies, hairdye, and spicy spicy noodles.

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Hungover Ish
Dimple.

Week Forty-Six

The Week in Photographs

Sunday: New Zealand Summer
Sunday
Big ol’ utes -a quintessential sight on New Zealand rivers in summer.

Monday: Postcard from New York
Monday
Another postcard from my darling Petra as she travels around North America. This time, New York City.

Tuesday: O.P.I Glitter
Tuesday
Crazy sparkles by O.P.I. – the Burlesque tie in.

Wednesday: Bicycle by Bowen
Wednesday
This bicycle has been parked near my office for days now. It’s parked by a rubbish bin so I think they’re just hoping that someone will clean it away.

Thursday: Peony Season
Thursday
It’s peony season again!!

Friday: Rocky Horror Picture Show
Friday
The Rocky Horror Picture Show … I really should go see it but lord I am not up for much at the moment.

Saturday: Shopping
Saturday
Shopping for work clothes while Craig’s car had a service.

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Unzipping my work dress

Week Forty-Five

The Week in Photographs

Sunday: Asparagus is back in season
Sunday
Asparagus is back in season! I’m thrilled.

Monday: Raspberry Filofax
Monday
Work work work … and my Raspberry filofax.

Tuesday: Golden Hour
Tuesday
I closed my eyes as we left the house in the grey dawn and when I opened them again? golden hour was in force. Amazing.

Wednesday: Bee and Beehive
Wednesday
Bee and the Beehive.

Thursday: Pantone Pens
Thursday
I loved these Pantone pens. I wanted to buy so so many of them.
But really, what would I use them for?

Friday: Amethyst Plugs by NinjaFlower
Friday
A rough-faced amethyst plug made especially for me. I love it. I love ninjaflower.

Saturday: Classy Stripper Shoes
Saturday
My new shoes from Jeffrey Campbell arrived!
They are beautiful and comfortable and … too too tall. They remind me of classy stripper shoes.

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I accidentally deleted the self-portrait for this week.
Yes I am very annoyed.

Week Forty-Four

The Week in Photographs

Sunday: Craig made Pancakes
Sunday
Craig made us pancakes. With curly bacon.

Monday: Reflection of a Reflection
Monday
It was Labour Day so I went bra shopping. I found this Geisha style changing room bizarre.

Tuesday: Packaging treats for overseas friends
Tuesday
Packing treats to send to overseas friends.

Wednesday: Golden Hour by the Waterfront
Wednesday
I was dropped off nearer the waterfront than usual. Golden hour was beautiful.

Thursday: Postcard from Ottawa!
Thursday
My darling Petra sent me a postcard from Ottawa.

Friday: Hazy Morning
Friday
A hazy hazy morning.

Saturday: The New Dowse
Saturday
The sun was out and I was home alone. So I walked down to The New Dowse and went to Craft 2.0 where I bought a rosette I’ve been wearing on my bag.

Loser Rosette by Dear Colleen
Loser Rosette by Dear Colleen.

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Stretching!