27 Dec 2008

Boxing Day



Walking on the common - Boxing Day


The cute bowling club house










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MERRY CHRISTMAS

As I was not at home for Christmas I decided to fight the overwhelming urge to have a Christmas tree and use my lovely decorations to Christmas up my flat instead.


I wanted to paint the pole white but ran out of time, one day. The view from here is amazing, I live in South West London I can see as far as Canary Wharf.












In an attempt to brighten up the very dull communal hall and my hideous front door, I made a wreath.







I hope you all had a relaxing Christmas - I know I did :)

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23 Dec 2008

Wellington




The lyrics from the Mutton Birds song 'Wellington'.


The view from Mt Victoria Look out

'I wish I was in Wellington, the weather's not so good

The wind it cuts right through you and it rains more than it should'







'But I'd be there tomorrow, if I only could
Oh I wish I was in Wellington'



The harbour city




Lyall Bay

'I wish I was in Wellington - the bureaucracy
The suits and the briefcases along Lambton Quay'


Parliament 'The Beehive'


Lambton Quay (pronounced key)


St Mary's of the Angels Church - Corner of Bowen & Willis Streets

'The Harbour City Capital, the lights beside the sea
Oh I wish I was in Wellington'








Oriental Parade - water fountain

'It just isn't practical, you down in the capital
And me at the other end of the island

The problem is the gap - between us on the map

And there's no easy way to reconcile it
'





Oriental Bay to the right, Evans Bay to the left

'I wish I was in Wellington, the cafes and the bars'


The Hummingbird


My fav - The Matterhorn




'The music and the theatre, and the old Cable Car'




St James Theatre



Cuba Street Carnival



'And you can walk everywhere 'cause nowhere's very far

Oh I wish I was in Wellington'


Evans Bay


Suburb of Mt Victoria


Oriental Parade - known as OP by the locals


Frank Kitts Park

'Oh I wish... Oh I wish I was in Wellington, the wind it cuts right through I wish I was in...'


The windmill top of Brooklyn Hill

'...Wellington, there's so much more to do
'


Interislander ferry - between Wellington bottom of the North Island to Picton top of the South




The Lagoon

'I wish I was in Wellington, and you wish I was too'





Chillin at OP


Cuba Street

'Oh I wish I was in Wellington, 'cause then I'd be with you'


The iconic Bucket Fountain in Cuba Mall


Civic Square


OP water fountain with the snow covered Tararua's in the background




'Oh I wish I was in Wellington, 'cause then I'd be with you'




Well perhaps I'm feeling a little homesick, especially as is freezing in London and Summer in NZ. But I thought you might enjoy a little Wellington montage.

Many thanks to the nice people at the You can't beat Wellington on a good day Facebook page and Flickr for kindly donating their photographs.

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