Favourite photos of 2013

January
Sunday: another rehearsal

February
Monday: Really? is over the cover up of the creepy demon man graffiti.

March
Tea and cocktail

April
Friday: rowing off into the sunrise

May
Fever Hospital

June
Monday

July
Monday: pickle vase!

August
Tuesday: heading to knitting. As per.

September
Tuesday: WOW windows.

October
Tuesday: dying peonies

November
Wednesday: ginger wine and a friend who smokes

December
Friday: Cult Xmas Dinner

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365 in 2013

365 in 2013

Sunday: Visitor cat trying to make a new life in my laundry fort
Sunday
Hanging out home alone when a loud meow came from the front door. This cat, who it turns out I also photographed in June, scooched inside and wandered about my house for five minutes while I tried, in vain, to herd him out. After trying to make a new life in my laundry fort, I finally managed to make him leave.

Monday: leaving the present til the last minute is sometimes my downfall. Thankfully not this time!
Monday
I left this present, one of the most dear to me, until possibly a little close to the last minute. But it arrived and it was perfect.

Tuesday: dark wood, silver jewellery
Tuesday
My silver rings, mainly Meadowlark lives in one silver lined bowl on my dresser. I really must organise it more.

Wednesday: Christmas Day Trivial Pursuits
Wednesday
Christmas Day! Family times at Trinity with Trivial Pursuits and petanque and wine.

Thursday: MENACES! Across from my street
Thursday
MENACES! This graffiti is across the road from my street. I’m sure that’s a coincidence.

Friday: dead city
Friday
The weather was quiet and the city was dead. I headed out to the supermarket but otherwise did not leave my bed.

Saturday: I would dearly like one of these Baddies t-shirts
Saturday
I would dearly like one of these Baddies t-shirts. But the year of austerity beckoned.

Sunday: rain and a good book
Sunday
I purchased this book after brunch. The rain that afternoon and the next day meant I finished it in around 27 hours. Plus, it’s rather engrossing.

Monday: rain and my lounge
Monday
I spent the day in my living room with Wake and this orchid. Unrelated.

Tuesday: the final day of 2013! And it was sunny!
Tuesday
The final day of 2013. I headed up the coast to Hokio Beach and a beach house far from cell service let alone wifi. The sun and the wind were out in force.
I saw in the New Year with aging hippies, someone more-than-lovely, and a lot of wine. Woodsmoke and seasalt and a smile on my face.

365 in 2013

365 in 2013

Sunday: sticker graffiti
Sunday
Walking around Wellington prior to extended-family Christmas.

Monday: pretty flowers
Monday
Pretty flowers on The Terrace as I walked home.

Tuesday: decay by an older fence
Tuesday
Pretty decay next to an even older fence.

Wednesday: surprise surprise
Wednesday
A rich kid’s party gets out of hand? Quelle surprise.

Thursday: presents at work!
Thursday
Whisk(e)y from my Secret Santa and Coffee from my not-so-secret Laura. People are excellent.

Friday: I hadn't intended to take the rugby ball home
Friday
I hadn’t intended to take my rugby ball home from work, but it was kicked at me as the elevator doors were closing so I had little choice.

Saturday: Xmas Biscuits
Saturday
Baking mint-chocolate christmas biscuits. Tis the season and all that.

365 in 2013

365 in 2013

Sunday: cult life lunch at Laundry
Sunday
Our friendly little cult regained two travelling members so we gathered at Laundry for a lunch of burgers and laughing at the patriarchy.

Monday: decorations are popping up around the complex
Monday
Christmas exploded at the office.

Tuesday: poor broken sign
Tuesday
For once it wasn’t my street sign that was broken. The uni students, it seems, aren’t quite all gone yet.

Wednesday: I love this guy's work
Wednesday
This guy! I love his work.

Thursday: Poor Paul Walker
Thursday
I was quite sad that Paul Walker died. I enjoy the Fast and the Furious movies both ironically and not.

Friday: Cult Xmas Dinner
Friday
Cult life Christmas dinner at the home of the inimitable Laura and Tim. Featuring hand-drawn menus by the glorious Kate. Bonus photo!

Cult Xmas Dinner

Saturday: drinks at the vogue and ragabond
Saturday
Met up with my sisters for drinks at the Vogue and Ragabond.

Sunday: audition. I didn't get a part.
Sunday
I auditioned for Romeo & Juliet. As sometimes happens, the director couldn’t cast me. Next time!

Monday: I love this sign on Egmont St
Monday
Dashing by to get some Hungry and Frozen cookbooks signed, I stopped to take a photo of this lovely sign.

Tuesday: a present arrived JUST in time
Tuesday
The second half of a birthday present decided to leave it until the last possible moment to arrive. Frustrating. But at least arrive it did.

Wednesday: not sure why this car was there but it's v cool
Wednesday
This car was advertising a clothing store. I’m not sure why it was parked exactly there, in that alley, but it looked pretty damn cool.

Thursday: how did they know??
Thursday
It was the night after quite a large party. I wasn’t sure how Wishbone knew but I didn’t like it.

Friday: Sign making for Palmerston North
Friday
Constructing a sign to take to Palmerston North to support a drummer pal, Libby, and her pipe band.

Saturday: in Palmerston North for Libby
Saturday
That’s Libby, closest to the camera, and the rest of the Manawatu Scottish Pipe Band drum corps.

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365 in 2013

365 in 2013

Sunday: we took the backroads and found the sea as we didn't want the afternoon to end
Sunday
We drove backroads and found the sea as we didn’t want the afternoon to end.

Monday: another bloody bar
Monday
Yet another bar opened in Wellington. It makes a change from coffee shops but not quite enough of a change.

Tuesday: meeting up with an old friend. So much news.
Tuesday
Met up with a friend I hadn’t seen since August. We both had so much news.

Wednesday: avian massacre
Wednesday
There is a cat with a wonky ear and she is adorable. Even if on occasion she massacres birds.

Thursday: new flowers at the local
Thursday
New flowers planted at our new local.

Friday: magenta flowers against scarlet metal and rust brick
Friday
Magenta flowers against scarlet metal and rust brick.

Saturday: eating lunch by Titahi Bay
Saturday
We went to Porirua for errands so decided to sit by the bay and eat lunch.

Sunday: it's summer time.
Sunday
The strawberry appeal is being advertised – it must be just about summer!

Monday: watching short films at the Paramount
Monday
I spent Monday evening watching 6 short films as part of the Show Us [your] Shorts film festival.

Tuesday: lovely light
Tuesday
Lovely light on Ballantrae Place.

Wednesday: ginger wine and a friend who smokes
Wednesday
Ginger wine and a friend who smokes.

Thursday: meeting before Catching Fire
Thursday
Waiting on friends before going, en masse, to watch Catching Fire.

Friday: on the road to New Plymouth
Friday
On the road to New Plymouth for the NZ Tattoo and Art Festival.

Saturday: Nicole Draeger hard at work
Saturday
Nicole Draeger and other artists at the tattoo festival.

Sunday: purchasing a print by Amanda Cain
Sunday
Purchasing a print (the heart and flowers) by Amanda Cain. Right before heading homeward.

Monday: long weekend - brunch at the botanical gardens
Monday
I took an extra long weekend and spent Monday sleeping in, going to brunch at the Botanic Gardens, and costume shopping in Waitangirua.

Tuesday: rain and old fashioned telephone books
Tuesday
Terrible weather and outdated technology (the telephone books).

Wednesday; I love the look of graffiti on brick
Wednesday
I so enjoy the look of graffiti on bricks.

Thursday: terrible photo but I wanted to get out of the rain
Thursday
I am not happy with this photo at all but I wanted to get out of the rain.

Friday: so many stairs
Friday
So many stairs. It was too sunny. Too many stairs.

Saturday: I love this tattoo-inspired window design
Saturday
I love this tattoo-inspired window design.

365 in 2013

365 in 2013

Sunday: oh fuck.
Sunday
Yea. This is the reason there was no Saturday photo. Poor wee lens.

Monday: Labour day!
Monday
Long long long weekend. I went to brunch with pals and waited for someone to get back into town.

Tuesday: is it wrong that I almost want this shirt?
Tuesday
It’s probably wrong that I kind of want this shirt, right?

Wednesday: it hadn't seemed like rain when I left in the morning
Wednesday
I swear, it was sunny when I got dressed and left the house. Do I seem like the kind of person to read a weather report?
(no)

Thursday: WLG is a graveyard of battered umbrellas
Thursday
Halloween night after a stormy Wellington day. Rubbish bins as umbrella graveyards.

Friday: bright grey light, bright decrepit building
Friday
In my neighbourhood, bright grey light on a bright decrepit building.

Saturday: sun sun sun and the Chocolate Fish cafe
Saturday
The sun was out so we drove out to the Chocolate Fish Cafe and ate sandwiches in the sun.

Sunday: taking photos for BCTT
Sunday
Helping out BCTT by taking a few promo shots for their next Mamet production.

Monday: sunstrike heading home
Monday
Heading home. Sunstrike from the building across the street.

Tuesday: grand building post-knitting
Tuesday
I always forget about this building but I also always adore the entrance.

Wednesday: a fireplace and seats beside it
Wednesday
Meeting a friend for one wine between work and evening meetings, we chose the seats by the fire.

Thursday: accidental over ordering
Thursday
I pre-ordered one in May then apparently forgot and pre-ordered another copy in July. I also both started and finished it on Saturday afternoon.

Friday: heading out in the sun
Friday
Ugh these flowers. They’re so cheery.

Saturday: reflections
Saturday
Strange levels and stranger reflections. Walking down The Terrace.

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Prescription glasses and a sour look

365 in 2013

365 in 2013

Sunday: yea we live near students, why do you ask?
Sunday
Sunday morning remnants from Saturday night’s student parties. I hope.

Monday: new things! Books and bats and sparkly tops
Monday
New things. Books and bats and sparkly tops.

Tuesday: old goth boots for a costume
Tuesday
For a halloween costume this year I’m going as my 2001 self. So I had to go dig my old goth boots out of deep storage. They are just as ridiculous as I remembered.

Wednesday: launch of the NZ Festival at the Opera House
Wednesday
Attended the launch of the NZ Festival at the Opera House in my capacity as professional plus one.

Thursday: rain on lillies
Thursday
Rain on lilies.

Friday: drinks at MOF
Friday
The sun was out and our new favourite place to drink on Fridays gets a lot of it in the evenings. It’s kind of the best.

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Saturday
I tried to take a photo on Saturday and my camera lens fell apart. Completely in two.
I guess when I drunkenly bumped my camera on Friday night it was … slightly harder than I remember it being.

365 in 2013

365 in 2013

Sunday: street art
Sunday
I accidentally walked entirely across the city when I thought I only had to walk halfway. At least I saw amazing art on the way home.

Monday: the wind collapsed the scaffolding
Monday
Crazy gusts of wind took down three storey scaffolding and closed Willis Street.
My office also swayed so much in the wind I felt a wee bit seasick.
(This was also the day I officially came out and y’all were so nice & supportive)

Tuesday: dying peonies
Tuesday
I do love that peonies look as beautiful while dying as they do while blooming.

Wednesday: teeniest crystal skull
Wednesday
Teeniest crystal skull full of vodka. It’s my kind of skull.

Thursday: statue behind Parliament. Near a bar. Yes.
Thursday
This statue behind the Beehive. It is very strange. But I think I like it.

Friday: pretty ivy
Friday
I adore this ivy. I don’t know why I didn’t notice it until today.

Saturday: this does not look natural
Saturday
This plant. It does not look natural. At all.

365 in 2013

365 in 2013

Sunday: sliders at Mama Brown
Sunday
Sliders at Mama Brown’s. So delicious I ate a lot more than I really could. The rest of that day was fun.

Monday: WOW
Monday
It was that time of year again – the World of Wearable Art was in town.

Tuesday: WOW windows.
Tuesday
But I admit. Some of the WOW window displays are kind of cool.

Wednesday: in need of red wine and pasta
Wednesday
Such a day. I was in dire need of red wine and pasta.

Thursday: light in the evenings.
Thursday
Meeting friends at a bar near work – surprised that the evening was still light.

Friday: late night dinner in Auckland
Friday
I ate the most delicious Reuben at the Late Night Diner.

Saturday: getting stabbed by Rachie Tea at Two Hands Tattoo
Saturday
I spent an hour or so getting stabbed repeatedly by Rachie Tea at Two Hands Tattoo. She was lovely. I ended up with a skull and tudor rose as gap fillers.

Sunday: heading home from Auckland
Sunday
Flying home from Auckland. I was exhausted.

Monday: American candy from Auckland
Monday
When in Auckland we went to the American Store. I bought Candy Corn because I am awkwardly obsessed. It tastes of nothing and yet I adore it.

Tuesday: Body book at the Counsellor's office
Tuesday
Visiting my counsellor. Strange book in the waiting area.

Wednesday: heading home
Wednesday
Pretty cathedral, closed for earthquake strengthening.

Thursday: new tattoo! By Victor McKenney
Thursday
New tattoo! Greyscale poppies from Victor McKenney. On my hip. It killed.

Friday: gutted bank building
Friday
There’s a bank along Lambton Quay that is, it transpires, now almost completely gutted.

Saturday: blackbird
Saturday
Pretty blackbird, hunting for food.

Sunday: family birthday celebration
Sunday
My family put black and silver decorations around the house for my family birthday celebration. It was lovely.

Monday: new Stephen King!
Monday
The new Stephen King arrived! It’s now third on my books-to-read list. Sigh.

Tuesday: birthday blossoms
Tuesday
I turned 30 and noticed pretty blossoms on the way to work.

Wednesday: poetry and liquor from lovely people
Wednesday
Beautiful poetry and lovely liqueur from Laura and Tim.

Thursday: birthday peonies
Thursday
Birthday peonies from Kate and Jason, possibly my favourite flower.

Friday: night light street light
Friday
Night light, street light. Heading from one party to another.

Saturday: the peonies opened!
Saturday
My birthday peonies bloomed beautifully.

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Stolen. My hair was stolen.
Hair cut. Clavi cut.

365 in 2013

365 in 2013

Sunday: old family portraits and lillies
Sunday
Family portraits and lilies on the mantelpiece.

Monday: spring feeling and blossoms
Monday
There’s a lovely blossom tree near our house. I adore it.

Tuesday: this drain? It is not doing drain very well
Tuesday
This drain? It is not being a drain very well.

Wednesday: graffiti at Parliament
Wednesday
Graffiti on the grounds of Parliament.

Thursday: coworker present
Thursday
A coworker gave me a box of love heart sweets. I’ve been sending them around the complex. And eating far too many of them.

Friday: Charles Manson.
Friday
My drawing of Charlie currently lives with his biographies.

Saturday: so much rain it looks like impressionism
Saturday
So much rain outside looks like impressionism.