Wellies in Wellington for the Weekend

For those of you not in Wellington, you might not be aware that we’ve had a miserable summer. It’s been rainy, unseasonably cold and overcast and summers already over (yup, ended yesterday). It was almost the cloudiest summer on record, but for a few sunny days there at the very end. We had a bomb low, locally known as a weather bomb, which is a low-pressure system bringing torrential rains and gale-force winds.

The only up-side? I finally got to wear my wellies in Wellington. 🙂

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A friend did a stopover in Wellington so we got up to some of the usual shenanigans.

On our way to a beach cafe one day, we found a new Weta Hotel was built along our walking path. Always nice to make new friends on our travels.

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Fortunately, my friend caught a couple of the only nice days this summer!

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She didn’t get to stay long, and right after she left I got tickets to a Sofar Sounds music event. It’s basically a free intimate (read: small) music show with surprise artists at a surprise venue. Thought I’d give it a shot and was pleasantly surprised. There were three artists; both Ryan Ferris and Frank Burkitt were great, but I absolutely loved Lynn O’Brien. Check it out and see if they have it in your city!

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Other than that, I’ve basically been tending to my little garden. It’s doing alright. Got some cherry tomatoes nearly red, a couple of late strawberries and check out the bloom on that zucchini plant!

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