365 in 2013

365 in 2013

Sunday: soda with Amy
Sunday
Soda floats and catching up with Amy – she was in town for her Masters graduation. What a smartie.

Monday: heading home from dinner
Monday
It’s often hard to tell where the mural ends and the graffiti begins.

Tuesday: sun and haze
Tuesday
Sun and haze across Wellington harbour.

Wednesday: I hate this sign.
Wednesday
I hate this sign. So damn hard.

Thursday: packing with glitter is never appreciated
Thursday
New specs arrived from BonLook. They packed the box with glitter. Opening that at my desk was … an experience.

Friday: pretty dawn
Friday
At certain times of the day Wellington is really quite pretty.

Saturday: road trip to Foxton
Saturday
Craig and I drove to the bright lights of Foxton for second-hand furniture shopping. I resisted buying these old western novels and also a Nelly Furtado vinyl.

366 in 2012

366 in 2012

Saturday: Inside Mansion House
Saturday
First day at the #levinloveinn Mansion House.

Sunday: Game of Game of Thrones
Sunday
Rainy day in the Mansion House – people, not I, played Game of Game of Thrones.

Monday: Laura on the swing seat
Monday
The last day of 2012 was sunny and bright. Laura took up residence on the swing chair in the shade. It was kind of perfect.

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Reflection

2012 ended in a tangle of my favourite people – the Levin Love Inn was everything I had hoped it would be and more. I’ll share more photos from that in a little bit. But first.

A few years ago I resolved to stop making resolutions so I don’t really have any of those to share. I also find that reminiscing over the past year is kind of the worst thing ever (that part of #levinloveinn was SO much fun).

I am, however, easy-on-myself resolving to be more fiscally responsible, and to maybe, perhaps, run a 5k.

366 in 2012

366 in 2012

Sunday: christmas treats
Sunday
I made, ate, and uploaded the recipe for marshmallow-hot-chocolate-candy-cane-coco-pop treats.

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Monday
Boredom and almost too much time on my hands and the end of the year and all of a sudden I was bleaching the end of my hair? I’m not sure how that happened either.

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Tuesday
I’m doing Bard in the Yard again! I’m playing Maria in Twelfth Night!
The night of the first read through was soft with heavy fog.

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Wednesday
Annual Mulligan holiday season trip to the Kirk’s Christmas shop.

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Thursday
Pretty flowers in green bins on Cuba Street.

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Friday
Flying to Auckland for Christmas, darling Craig was already getting in the spirit of the season… accidentally of course.

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Saturday
We escaped the North Shore almost immediately and headed for the city & the Art Gallery.

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Sunday
I think Auckland is just messing with me – the weather is pretty much always rubbish when I hope for it to be good. Though I know from … friends and the news and everything that the weather up there is purportedly quite good. MESSING WITH ME.

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Monday
It didn’t feel very Christmassy for whatever reason. So Craig and I bought bits to make gingerbread cookies and then we watched Die Hard 1.
Christmas traditions.

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Tuesday
Craig’s family are big into their family photos. It takes quite a lot of time.

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Wednesday
My family are more into just taking photos of each other hanging out.
(We made it back from Auckland to spend Boxing Day with my family)

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Thursday
My flatmate, ladies and gentleman, is the kind of guy who will buy 3 kilos of gummi bears just because. You’re jealous, I know.

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Friday
Today Craig and I took our Christmas tree down for yet another year.
I wonder where we’ll be spending Christmas in 2013.

Who knows.

Oh oh! Tomorrow Craig and I are heading off to Levin to spend New Years with friends in a fabulous villa with a wood fired pizza oven. It should be fantastic. But I shan’t have proper internet access so it might also be the worst thing ever.
(it won’t be)

366 in 2012 (two weeks in one!)

366 in 2012

Sunday: Warehouse Toy Section
Sunday
Craig was searching the toy section for a present for a friend’s new baby.

Monday: I didn't choose the scab life, the scab life chose me
Monday
I didn’t choose the scablife, the scablife chose me.
(my Rose Hardy tattoo was healing nicely)

Tuesday: House Sitting day
Tuesday
Heading into the last House sitting weeks of the year. Everyone was exhausted.

Wednesday: House sitting and rain
Wednesday
Oh Wellington, early summer is always so rainy.

Thursday: Parliament bookshop closing
Thursday
The bookshop at the bottom of Bowen House at Parliament is shutting up shop. The closure of bookshops always makes me sad.

Friday: Christmas party season
Friday
Started to see Christmas parties around the city. It’s the season.

Saturday: upper Cuba street
Saturday
I love these buildings in upper Cuba street. They’re slightly falling apart but I adore it.

Sunday: post-audition cupcake and sunshine
Sunday
We drove around to Eastbourne for an audition and spent the afternoon sitting in the sun by the sea.

Monday: broken front door
Monday
Late Sunday night a girl in our building had forgotten her swipe card but it was so late and our buzzer doesn’t work anyway. Then on Monday morning the front door was smashed. I hoped they were unrelated – especially since it wasn’t completely shattered so getting in that way wouldn’t have worked.

Tuesday: Chris bought a LOT of sodas
Tuesday
Our flatmate went on a road trip to Palmerston North and brought back a lot of soda.

Wednesday: 12:12:12
Wednesday
12:12 on the 12th of the 12th.
I couldn’t resist.

Thursday: walking home
Thursday
The afternoon after the Press Gallery party. All I wanted to do was go home and sleep. But I had a Grimes show to get to.

Friday: post-Grimes christmas lights
Friday
Arriving home from Grimes just after midnight with Christmas lights the only illumination.

Saturday: WORLD
Saturday
Rude gnomes at WORLD.

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Post-tattoo

366 in 2012

366 in 2012

Sunday: arriving back into Wellington
Sunday
Laura and I flew back into Wellington on a weeny little plane.

Monday: cannot work out why Snoop Lion is there
Monday
It’s not exactly apparent why Snoop Dogg Lion is shilling for Adidas.

Tuesday: a no-good very bad day
Tuesday
Heading home after a no-good very-bad day.

Wednesday: Hobbit red carpet
Wednesday
The World Premiere of The Hobbit was at the end of our street – apart from peering at the red carpet in the morning I missed it entirely.

Thursday: Auckland
Thursday
I flew up to Auckland, stayed in a hotel, and ended up with an amazing tattoo.

Friday: another day in Auckland
Friday
See! Auckland! I spent two days there. It was lovely. More anon.

Saturday: Christmas tree!
Saturday
Back at home for the first of December.

366 in 2012

366 in 2012

Sunday: ants on the roses
Sunday
It’s getting warm enough in the evenings now to sit outside before Sunday night dinners with my family.

Monday: Creepers for modelling
Monday
Dragged my Underground Creepers to work, I was, of all things, modelling for a magazine.

Tuesday: reach for the sky
Tuesday
This sculpture, though I am ambivalent about rugby, is quite awe-inspiring.

Wednesday: mint treats from America
Wednesday
Our flatmate came home from weeks in America and brought me minty treats.

Thursday: so busy making Ambrosia I almost forgot to take a photo
Thursday
I was so busy with work and making Ambrosia for a thanksgiving feast I almost forgot to take a photo.

Friday: barely took any photos at Thankspot.
Friday
Great friends and amazing food. Any excuse, really.

Saturday: Rose Hardy at the Tattoo Festival
Saturday
Rose Hardy doing her thing. I can’t wait for Thursday.

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Windblown & squintyWashed & ready for @tinkture

366 in 2012

366 in 2012

Sunday: book fair
Sunday
I went to the bookfair and I swore I wasn’t going to buy anything. 7 books for $9 later …

Monday: the end of the year is nigh
Monday
2013 calendars all over the place. The end of the year is nigh.

Tuesday: despite the sun, it's been damn cold
Tuesday
Annoying springtime. It may be quite sunny but it’s still damn cold.

Wednesday: stone patterns outside the high court
Wednesday
There are stone spirals outside the Supreme Court. I wonder who put them there.

Thursday: broken umbrella
Thursday
Broken umbrella. Classic Wellington.

Friday: christmas decorations
Friday
Owls! I like these Christmas decorations in a store along Lambton.
(I can’t wait until I can put my tree up!)

Saturday: eerie work corridor
Saturday
In the office on a Saturday, someone pointed out how ‘The Shining’ these corridors appear in the half light.

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366 in 2012

366 in 2012

Sunday: Family Fireworks
Sunday
Remember, remember, the fifth of November. But it was the fourth. Our family still let off a few fireworks. It’s a thing.

Monday: Guy Fawkes Fireworks
Monday
Then on the actual fifth of November a group of friends met at a house in Oriental Bay and braved the rain to watch the public fire works for Guy Fawkes.

Tuesday: postcards from faraway friends
Tuesday
At the height of my wanderlust I get postcards from far away friends. I die of jealousy.

Wednesday: new public art in Wellington
Wednesday
We have a new sculpture on the waterfront in Wellington. They look like mint green sea doughnuts but they are actually kina.

Thursday: GOBAMA
Thursday
I spent Wednesday afternoon watching election coverage and then arguing with grouchy republicans on Twitter. Despite not actually being American or living in America a few Republicans apparently think my friend Laura and I are what is wrong with America.

Friday: fire alarm testing
Friday
Annual fire alarm checks at our apartment. I had to hang around the apartment until the little old man came to check our place.

Saturday: hot sauce and resting pulled pork
Saturday
I spent most of the day cooking pulled pork. It takes 6 hours but it is so worth it.

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Same old story.

366 in 2012

366 in 2012

Sunday: asparagus tart
Sunday
I love asparagus season, I made a tart for family dinner.

Monday: bat friend & new glasses
Monday
Brand new specs and batfriend jumper.

Tuesday: sun and a pigeon friend on the waterfront
Tuesday
Glorious sun on the waterfront. I can imagine summer at this rate.

Wednesday: I coveted these shoes til I realised they were called the Jacob.
Wednesday
I coveted these wolf-face flats until I noticed they are called the Jacob. Ick.

Thursday: weird light on the way home
Thursday
Creepy orange light on the way home from work.

Friday: Time Cinema
Friday
I was invited to Rajeev’s stag do – we rented Time Cinema in Lyall Bay, ate fried chicken & ribs then watched two of Rajeev’s short films and also Blazing Saddles.

Saturday: Charlotte at my Cry-Baby part
Saturday
I had a Cry-Baby themed belated birthday party. It was most excellent.