Logistics of Leaving

The past fortnight I haven’t managed to sleep through the night; waking up to start my day at 3.14am, 4.46am, 5.02am; it has got a little better now in my final couple of days before I leave, or maybe I have just got better at the early starts. I am so calm during the day. … Continue reading Logistics of Leaving

The Great Bun-Fight

Per capita, I think Wellington punches well above its weight for sheer number of different great eateries. Not even really trying, you have several fantastic options on most streets. Some are hidden away and need a local's recommendation, but then lo and behold, the ultimate Wellington foodie festival, Wellington on a Plate; with fantastic restaurants … Continue reading The Great Bun-Fight

Zealandia

Zealandia is up another big hill from me (shock, horror), which to be fair as hardly surprising since I live on reclaimed land minutes from Wellington harbour, and with these earthquakes, is probably getting closer and closer every day. Zealandia is 622 acres of fenced bush reserve only 3km from the top of the cable … Continue reading Zealandia

Another walk up another hill

Last Saturday dawned sunny and bright and so I headed off after breakfast to climb Te Ahumairangi Hill (Tinakori Hill). The idea of this walk has been especially annoying me as the hill is right behind my suburb, so since I arrived in Wellington in March, every day I look at it and think –that’s … Continue reading Another walk up another hill

Fugue State

I have reached that stage again; the one where I am not sleeping enough and my first thoughts when I bing awake at 4am are ones of organisation, planning and packing. I am not surprisingly dead set exhausted and dragging through the week in a type of fugue state. I am not sure whether it … Continue reading Fugue State