Because the dentist needs more money

High tea at the Hippopotamus

When a friend from Auckland came down to visit me, I thought it was a great excuse to splash out and treat myself to a high tea at the Hippopotamus. Not only was it a high tea, at the Hippopotamus, it was a cocktail high tea – ooh la la. I can’t say I’ve had…

Icy pearls

Another freak storm

It wasn’t a snow storm this time, but today Wellington had what the media has called a hail storm of a decade. I certainly hadn’t seen such big hail stones before. One moment it was the usual small balls of ice, the next I heard what sounded like stones being thrown at our window. I…

Abby Update at 15 Months

Abby quite enjoys blobbing on the rug at the moment. She’ll just lie there and watch telly which is nice when I just need a quiet break for things like blogging! Though I hope I’m not encouraging couch-potatoness. Don’t get me wrong, she still zips around the house all “Eee” and “OOh” and climbing and…

Playtime with Abs

It’s great watching Abby play on the slide all by herself. She’s a bit shy when other kids are about but when she’s by herself she goes for it. The baby playground in Kilbirnie is perfect because it’s quite safe (so big pregnant ladies don’t need to do much but supervise) and just the right…

Share and share alike

There’s been a bit of flack about the new bus lanes in Wellington city. They’ve cost lots of money, ripped up a popular pedestrian mall, and cars are still allowed to share most of the new road after all that. However when it comes down to the risk to pedestrians (three have been struck while…

Mr Tit Award

Ok, I really need another award to give out to general things that just plain piss me off. But I guess today’s recipient of the Mr Tit Award was ridiculously stupid. I went out for a long 3 hour walk today with my cousin and our babies. It was brilliantly sunny and I think I…

Restaurant Review: Zico

Well, well, well. Unfortunately, my only experience at Zico last week was nothing to rave about. We were a large group of ten, out for a birthday dinner on St Patrick’s Day, and the waiters were new or just clueless, so perhaps those factors have to be taken into account for the less than satisfactory…

Project 365: Week 8

My week in photos as part of Project 365: Thursday 19 February 2009 Work is bugging me – in paticular, a dumbass senior manager is making dumbass decisions, again. We have nicknamed her Pony because she clomps around as if everything is a matter of life and death (because she’s *so* busy). Now that I…

Project 365: Week 7

My week in photos as part of Project 365: Thursday 12 February 2009 What a rainy day it is! The water fountain in Cuba Street looks like it’s working over time. Friday 13 February 2009 I threw this lollipop in my bin at work earlier in the week as I had an ulcer and it…

Project 365: Week 4

My week in photos as part of Project 365: Thursday 22 January 2009 After some drinks at the Southern Cross, we go get some dinner. This cute little pooch was waiting for his owner who was getting takeaways at the time. It reminds of me of Harold, the dog in Taupo. Friday 23 January 2009…