Friday, January 13, 2012

Presented without comment


An email from the inimitable Kat:

Oh! Btw, last night’s dream we were all on a cruise together and you had brought 5 Craig lookalikes on with you. I asked you why you needed 5 men and Craig just sighed and said, “I get tired.”
And there was a ceilidh on the boat.

Monday, January 09, 2012

366 in 2012

366 in 2012

Sunday: Courtenay Place
The new year started (again) rather late in the morning. Walking down Courtenay Place was surprisingly pristine.

Monday: Cue sale
Shopping the Cue sale. With a gift voucher from Christmas, the regular sale, and an extra 20 per cent off for Cue Club members, I got that skirt at the front for SIX dollars. Six.

Tuesday: a better day
Coffee in the sun. Only Mojo Bank Arcade was open.

Wednesday: Moss cliff face
Bush walking in Percy Scenic Reserve.

Thursday: Oriental Bay ... and employed!
Ropes along Oriental Parade. I had just left a successful coffee meeting with my new boss (!).

Friday: Sometimes this country looks quite big
Sometimes this little country can look quite big.
We were headed to Napier.

Saturday: We found hats!
In Napier we visited an antique store and tried on all the amazing hats.
I almost bought that fuzzy white turban. I only stopped because, well, because it is a fuzzy white turban,


Wedding outfit

Sunday, January 08, 2012

366 in 2012?

Oh Darling 365

Oh how I did not want to start my fifth (FIFTH!) year of taking a photo every-damn-day* by posting a day late. But I am sleepy. So very sleepy.

The past three days have been somewhat hectic. 

My lovely family travelled to Napier for my oldest** friend's New Zealand wedding reception***. A round trip of 770km punctuated with minigolf, swimming pools, brunch, a farmers market, and of course a night of drinking and dancing. 

 Just outside Hastings
 .@craigburke lining up his shot
Almost bought a fuzzy white turban
Day 7: favourite (colour, jewellery, tattoo) #janphotoaday #photoaday At an NZ/Japanese wedding reception
Pretty sisters. @jayne_iris & Charlotte <3
Day 8: Sky Windmills in the mist

wind farm / sunny Hawkes Bay / Pania of the reef / Craig lines up his shot / I almost bought a fuzzy white turban / I wore lavender / Kenjiro & his family barely speak English / pretty sisters / I was quite drunk / rainy Hawkes Bay / windfarm

But tomorrow! Tomorrow I will post the first week of 2012.

* in 2008 I only took 23 photos before giving up. In 2009 I missed one day (agony!). In 2010 & 2011 I took the full 365. This year I get to take 366.

** the story is thus: when I was two (three?) years old my family moved into a little house. Another family was moving in right next door. Each family had a Ford Laser. All parents were high school teachers. Each family had a daughter of few years and the name Sara(h). The stuff that, if not legends, lifelong family friendships are made of.

*** her husband is Japanese, they live in Japan and had their wedding there last April. Now she's five months pregnant! But she still got back into that beautiful dress. It was just laced a lot looser.