Monday, 23 January 2012

Epic Run.


Today I went on a very impressive run/ walk. If I do say so my self. :) I am not at an ability yet to keep the pace and run the full amount yet. It is my aim by the end of Febuary to be able to do so.

I decided to head up Mount Victoria, then down to Oriental Bay and around the harbour to Miramar. I stopped every now and again to take photos, or do some drawing. 

I think the photos begin to show why I have fallen in love with Wellington. Particually on such a gorgeous sunny day. 




Wellington from Mount Victoria

I love the wooden houses around Wellington.





Time for a quick pit stop and sketch.



Oriental Bay


And the outfit I am wearing now. I quite like the combination so thought I would show you a picture.

Hope you enjoyed coming on my run with me.

Till next time.

Katie, x.x.




Sunday, 22 January 2012

Animated notice board.

Today I have spent the majority of a wet rainy day making an animated CV, for my dream job.  I have not done an animation in a few months so it was nice to do something like this again. The video below is just a very small part of the overall finished CV.

 

Enjoy, Katie. x.x.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Bad hair day.

 For the last two months I have had awful hair. I have been in dire need of going to the hairdressers and having it neatened up. Six months before I came away I started bleaching my hair. This was fine when in the UK and I could afford to have it done every five weeks but since I have been here I have got lazy and also not wanted to part with my money (cheapskate that I am)
Well this all changed yesterday.
I decided enough was enough no more moaning about my roots and lack of style to my hair time to do something about it. After a week of looking around yesterday I went to the hairdressers and sorted myself out. I decided to go back as close as possible to my natural colour (dark blonde, so I'm told) as I figure that would be easier whilst on the move. The sun has also damaged my hair allot whilst being here because it was bleached, so fingers crossed by going darker this will be better for my hair.
My first trip to a New Zealand hairdressers went well, I chose a hairdressers in Hataitai near my house. Figuring I could look no worse than I did already. The hairdresser was lovely and was able to understand through my ramblings what I wanted and managed to get my hair back to a decent colour considering the damage I had created. There is only him in the salon so you get a very personal experience and for New Zealand prices I did not think he was too bad.

Before.

Blonde and coming up with creative ways to hide the roots.

After and $200 lighter. 
 



Thank you Mr hairdresser, I will defiantly be back. 

Katie x.x.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Cinema time

Last night I went to the most beautiful cinema I have ever been to. It is in Miramar which is on the outskirts of the City of Wellington. The cinema is called the Roxy.
 

The Roxy has an amazing 1930's feel to it, when in fact all that is left of the original cinema is the front of the building. I am a great lover of history and Architecture and the Roxy had it in abundance. It began it's life in 1928 as a silent film cinema. Then moved into 'talkies' in 1932 and continued to operate as a cinema until 1964. The building was then converted into a shopping mall before sitting idle for awhile. It was then purchased by some cinema enthusiasts (including Perter Jackson) and converted into what it is today; a beautifully restored cinema. With lots of special surprises, such as the painted ceiling on level one.






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