Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Smashing Pumpkins @ Vector

I took these pictures for the Herald a few weeks ago. BC was not into having photographers in the photo pit, so I squished myself amongst the bourbon fueled mass of fans and got out of there ASAP.
It was a bit more pleasant from the back and I could get pictures with the almighty globe.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


I just had the most wonderful weekend in the saddest little town, in the centre of the North Island.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Rangitoto Island

Way back in May, I climbed up the volcano Rangitoto with my Dad who was up from Arrowtown. After a 25 minute ferry ride, you are dropped off on the island to which you can climb and explore to your hearts desire. (There is also next to no facilities so if you are sans snacks or water, it'd be pretty miserable.)
We climbed to the top, looked at some caves and toddled around quite happily.
There are a collection of old holiday homes, most with closed up curtains but we managed to sneak a peak through one of them. We also climbed through a precarious cave and ate our preprepared sushi while watching the water.

If  you miss the 3.30pm ferry, you just have to wait until the next day. I wonder what the statistics are of ferry-missers?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Maeve's First Birthday

My baby sister has now made it into the digits!
She was the lucky recipient of my recent crochet binge.

Thanks to leading technology, I could watch as she received her slightly medieval outfit.


I bought these patterns from Mon Petit Violon on Etsy.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sarah in New Zealand

On very short notice, I learned my dear friend Sarah, my old dorm buddy and Korea companion was coming to visit. Luckily, I am in position to take time off work when I need to, and we have the most packed in five days ever.

- We ate a home cooked roast.
- Sarah had her first pie.
- We went to the North Shore (Devonport.)
- We ate at Depot.
- We watched How Far is Heaven at the Film Festival.
- We ate at Hallertau.
- We went to Mangawhai beach.
- We went to Palm Springs Hot Pools.
- We ate fish & chips.
- We drove up to Paihia.
- We visited Waitangi.
- We ferried to Russell.
- We ate at Little & Friday.
- We saw In another Country at the Film Festival.
- We had dinner at Greer's family home.
- We ferried from the North Shore to the city.
- We watch Stu play at the Wine Cellar.
- We went to the Otara Markets.
- And then Sarah flew back to Korea.