365 in 2011 – I made it!

Oh Darling 365

Sunday: quick visit to the Cupcakery
Sunday
Red velvet at The Cupcakery in Petone. The cupcake was good but the cafe was not.

Monday: On the Waterfront
Monday
The day I decided to stop worrying and take a break over the holidays.

Tuesday: Christmas Tree lights
Tuesday
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.

Wednesday: Annual trip to the Kirks Christmas Store
Wednesday
I did all of my christmas shopping and went on the annual Mulligan family trip to the Kirkcaldie and Stains Christmas store.

Thursday: Oranges in Wellington
Thursday
A mildly hungover day. I wandered Wellington and watched The Wire.

Friday: Crushed Candy Canes
Friday
I spent a lot of time in the kitchen.

Saturday: Christmas Eve fire alarm
Saturday
Christmas Eve surprise! Fire alarm at the Wondapartment. Four fire trucks were there within two minutes. But there was no fire.

Sunday: Christmas Day with my sisters
Sunday
Christmas day was spent with the family, in the sun and in the shade, playing croquet and pรฉtanque and Trivial Pursuits, drinking and laughing. So good.

Monday: The Boys on Boxing Day
Monday
Boxing day was spent with extended family, in the sun and in the shade, playing croquet and Trivial Pursuits, drinking and laughing. Also good.

Tuesday: the day after Boxing Day. Book day!
Tuesday
The day after Boxing day is the day I start in on the books I get for Christmas.

Wednesday: so so hot
Wednesday
Nothing felt right on Wednesday.

Thursday: Wedding Guest Dress
Thursday
I have four weddings to go to in 2012. I finally found the perfect dress for all of them.

Friday: ALL OF THE ONIONS
Friday
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.

Saturday: Cider for NYE
Saturday
Wellington may have decided that summer is over but I ignored that and drank cider anyway.

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Au Revoir 2011

365 in 2011

Oh Darling 365

Sunday: steadily bold
Sunday
I am who am overly bold will be steadily bold – Iris Wilkinson on the Wellington waterfront.

Monday: waiting on Hubert
Monday
Waiting to play photographer at the law school.

Tuesday: watching Dawkins documentaries with Jesus
Tuesday
Spent the afternoon watching a documentary on religion by Richard Dawkins and halfway through realised I was watching with my Jesus pillow between my legs. It amused me at the time.

Wednesday: Hello!
Wednesday
Oh Wellington, you are covered in these kinds of stickers.

Thursday: vintage decoration
Thursday
The cross stitch Sarah heart is one of my oldest christmas decorations – my Grandma made it for me a million years ago.

Friday: Wellington layers
Friday
The history of Wellington is writ in layer upon layer of gig posters.

Saturday: Xmas errand
Saturday
Tiny ivy. Christmas errands.

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Xmas Tree

365 in 2011 – double edition

Oh Darling 365

Sunday: lazy day. Hungover and unemployed.
Sunday
The epitome of lazy days. I was hungover and newly unemployed.

Monday: first day at the office after the election
Monday
The first day back in the office, when we knew it wasn’t going to turn out well.

Tuesday: nearing home
Tuesday
I have no idea what the graffiti near my house says, but I like the look of it.

Wednesday: knit-bombed sculpture
Wednesday
“Solace of the Wind” statue and his yarn-bombed ensemble.

Thursday: walking home
Thursday
Walking home, rather late.

Friday: Heading off at sunset
Friday
Heading to Auckland, heading into the sunset.

Saturday: Down by the docks
Saturday
Whenever I’m in Birkenhead I like to stop by the ferry terminal at night, there’s a great view back to the city.

Sunday: Rain and vines
Sunday
The guest bedroom at my in-laws place is under an arch overgrown with vines. I love it.

Monday: Crystal Enclosure by Alan Sonfist
Monday
We visited the newly opened Auckland Art Gallery. One of my favourite pieces was this one, Crystal Enclosure by Alan Sonfist.

Tuesday: Heading back to Wellington
Tuesday
Auckland was just a brief visit for my father-in-law’s birthday.

Wednesday: first day I really felt unemployed. Not fun.
Wednesday
The first day I really felt unemployed. Not even strawberries cheered me up.

Thursday: Reflected light
Thursday
I felt invincible. I hauled our tree up from the garage, constructed, and decorated it. All by myself. Lights and everything.

Friday: heading home after lunch with coworkers
Friday
I lovelovelove this graffiti-ridden building on lower Cuba street.

Saturday: sun in Civic Square
Saturday
The weather was beautiful. I took my book to Civic square and lay on the grass under the shade of a tree.

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Ridiculous hair

365 in 2011

Oh Darling 365

Sunday: dinner at the parents'
Sunday
Just the usual Sunday night dinner at the parents’. Photo party on their side table.

Monday: another addition to my Meadowlark obsession
Monday
Another addition to my Meadowlark obsession collection.

Tuesday: tree outside the supreme court
Tuesday
A tree and the supreme court.

Wednesday: occupy wellington.
Wednesday
Checking out the bridge for sign waving and I spotted the Occupy Wellington crew.

Thursday: open day at the Hikitia
Thursday
Some kind of open day on the Hikitia. It was sunny but oh so very windy.

Friday: pink and red
Friday
I quite like the clash of pink and red.

Saturday: exercising my democratic right
Saturday
I voted. And went to my first ever election night party.

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Haircut. Pretty sure I hate it.
Haircut. Pretty sure I hate it.

365 in 2011

Oh Darling 365

Sunday: Sun on the Waterfront
Sunday
The sun was out and I was a lady of leisure. So I took my book (read: kindle (read: kindle app on iPhone)) and headed to the waterfront to read and people-watch.

Monday: Breaking Dawn
Monday
An amazing dawn – the light was perfect.

Tuesday: cherry coke from a coworker
Tuesday
Whenever one of my coworkers sees Cherry Coke, she always buys me a can. I like this pavlovian response.

Wednesday: it's a hard life having this as your walk home
Wednesday
The view on the way home isn’t too bad either.

Thursday: Meadowlark's Arrowhead launch decorations
Thursday
I went to the launch of Meadowlark’s Arrowhead jewellery range. I bought a gorgeous ring that Craig will be giving me for Christmas then smashed a glass and left in shame. It was a night of extremes.

Friday: another hazy dawn
Friday
One day soon I will tire of waterfront photos. I hope.

Saturday: Silly poster, you are not a camera, you are a poster.
Saturday
Silly poster, you are not a camera, you are a poster.

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Almost a month of glasses

365 in 2011

Oh Darling 365

Sunday: driving back into Town
Sunday
Summer is coming. The sun is still up on our way back into town.

Monday: Nov 7 - Christmas tree!?!
Monday
November SEVENTH and the Christmas tree is already up in Midland Park.
Madness.

Tuesday: after Ladies in the House
Tuesday
Walking home after Ladies in the House political forum.

Wednesday: reflections
Wednesday
Difficult day. But the reflection was lovely.

Thursday: teeny tiny touch up
Thursday
My tattoo artist gave my tattoo a teeny tiny touch up. It was just a smidge patchy. It’s perfect now.

Friday: there's something about today ...
Friday
There was … something? about the date? I can’t remember. Something.

Saturday: wondapartment tableau
Saturday
Bunnyhead people and tattoo book. This is how I choose to decorate.

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365 in 2011

Oh Darling 365

Sunday: Craig came home!
Sunday
Afternoon coffee with a friend. The sun was out & even the brickwork was in flower.

Monday: Japanese pre-John Waters
Monday
Craig, my sister, and I went for Japanese food pre-John Waters (which was a-mazing, by the way).

Tuesday: home late post public meeting
Tuesday
A busy day, a late night, and a terrible photo.

Wednesday: wedding invitation!!
Wednesday
I love weddings! This one is for two of my favourite people as well. Bonus.

Thursday: dawn over the harbour
Thursday
Heading to work early in the morning – I had work to do before a meeting.

Friday: sun on the water
Friday
I very much enjoy the sun on the water. I take far too many photos.

Saturday: entertaining myself while Craig talks bikes
Saturday
Entertaining myself while Craig talks bikes.

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Yawn

365 in 2011

Oh Darling 365

Sunday: Rugby World Cup Final
Sunday
In the Backbencher, surrounded by puppets, I watched the All Blacks win the Rugby World Cup.

Monday: deconstructing the Fanzone
Monday
The next morning the Fanzone was already being deconstructed.

Tuesday: Cheerful graffiti
Tuesday
A very cheerful mural near the Wondapartment. I do not think it constitutes graffiti.

Tuesday: Brad Thorn and the Web Ellis
Wednesday
I saw the All Blacks victory parade & Brad Thorn raising the Web Ellis cup.

Thursday: Cheerful Graffiti
Thursday
I look out for this little guy every time I walk to work the Wakefield Street way.

Friday: my first ever blood test
Friday
My first ever blood test. Yes, first ever. I have always been remarkably healthy. Even this one was just routine.

Saturday: studded loafers!
Saturday
I bought studded loafers. Indeed I did.

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Grey day

365 in 2011

Oh Darling 365

Sunday: Graffiti
Sunday
Graffiti near the wondapartment. Craig & I were headed to the supermarket for dinner. We ended up buying pizza.
Terrible plan.

Monday: Sunlight breaking through
Monday
Sunlight fingers through the clouds on the walk to work.

Tuesday: Eastbourne Women's Club
Tuesday
The decor in the Eastbourne Women’s Club cracks me up.

Wednesday: KeepCup called Kat
Wednesday
My keep cup arrived. I call it Kat.
(it’s because of the turquoise)

Thursday: on the way to Eastbourne. Again
Thursday
Headed out to Eastbourne for the last time for a long while.

Friday: Poster for John Waters. SO EXCITED
Friday
A strange strange day. But! There are posters everywhere for John Waters’ one-man show. I’m so excited.

Saturday: Devil's Tongue disappointment
Saturday
Craig and I went out to see the Devil’s Tongue flower. It smells like rotting meat and only flowers once every seven years. I’ve wanted to see one for years now.
I was mildly disappointed. We may have just caught it when the smell was waning (it comes in waves) but it didn’t really smell like anything, save perhaps compost. But I am glad I saw it.

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Distracted

365 in 2011

Oh Darling 365

Sunday: Rehearsal in Eastbourne
Sunday
Stuck all the way out in Eastbourne for rehearsal. At least the weather put on a show.

Monday: look up more
Monday
I like catching the architectural features most people miss.

Tuesday: rehearsal in Eastbourne
Tuesday
Eastbourne again. This time for sunset.

Wednesday: the dinosaur on my desk!
Wednesday
This dinosaur lives on my computer monitor. He falls down at least four times a week. Half of those times he falls into cold coffee.

Thursday: new iPhone sticker
Thursday
I bought a new iPhone sticker. And it’s not one based on a photo I took. What is wrong with me?
Nothing. This one is pretty.

Friday: lunchdate!
Friday
Met my favourite former colleague for a lunch date. The overly attentive waiter bought me a new glass of wine each time mine was down to only 1/3 full. This photo is the panicked result.

Saturday: empties
Saturday
We managed to squeeze more than 30 people into our teeny tiny flat for a birthday party/flatwarming.
There were a lot of empties on Saturday morning.

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Conference call boredom
Bo-ored. But being useful! Just my usual conference call boredom narcissism
Oops.