Tuesday, 21 February 2012

New Zealand sun....ouch!!

One thing I am very conscious of here in New Zealand is the sun. It is very strong, even on a over cast day  sun still catches me out and I end up burnt.  I am getting better at thinking about applying sun cream in the morning when leaving the house even on an over cast day.  I have even bought two hats in order to stop looking like an old haggered women.  I thought I would show you all a picture of my impressive sun hats.   

Trying to be a lady hat :) 

Cow girl hat :)
Not the most exciting of posts, but hope you liked my hats :) . I  now just need to remember to wear them. 

Katie, x.x.

Friday, 10 February 2012

Moving again.

Yup that's right I'm on the move. Not very far away, two streets to be precise. The lease was up on my house and no one wanted to take it over. As I am never really sure of my plans I did not want to be in charge of taking over a lease and finding four new house mates. With a week till I was going to be homeless I decided to start my search, if you know me you will know this is typically me always leaving everything to the last minute. Haha. I decided to stay in Hataitai for three reasons. One because I am lazy and could not be bothered to trail around the city looking at houses so wanted them all in the same area. Two, I like my little neighbourhood I live in, it has cute cafe's, is not far from the sea and I have my favourite runs. Three, its fairly cheap in Hataitai as people don't want to travel through the tunnel.

After an afternoon of looking at six houses I found two that I really liked. It was very weird in my hunt for a room this time. I felt like I was being interviewed for the room. Last time everyone of the houses I looked at seemed happy for anyone to move in. One house in particular which I really liked where very funny about letting me know if I had the room, saying I had to wait a day until everyone had viewed the room, even though I was keen to move in. Which is fair enough, however during this time three of the other houses text me to ask me if I wanted to move in to their houses as they thought I seemed nice and not a crazy psycho (it's always nice to know I don't come across as weird, haha) I decided I would be stupid not to take one of these houses as what if the other house did not choose me. So I chose a house that was reasonably priced and seemed to have nice people, from what you can tell in a brief five minute visit. It turned out that the other house did get in touch to say I had the room if I wanted it and I was their first choice. Oh well their loss.

So I moved into my house two days ago and it is lovely. I am very happy there so far. And the most exciting part of the new move is I now have a bed wooooooooo!!!! 

My move was quite funny. I don’t have a car over here and my only day off this week was Wednesday when everyone I know is at work. So I decided to move house by walking to my new house with my stuff. It took me eight trips in total. With my new house mates being true gents and helping me with my bed on the last trip. The last time I moved house I only had two bags, some how over the last four months I have managed to accumulate a lot of stuff. This is a little bit worrying as I need to head home at some point. Eeek excess baggage charge here I come.

I have managed to make my new room nice and homey again. Feeling very much at home after only two days if not more so than at William St, my last house.


Living room

Entering my room.

I love my notice board :)

 Fingers crossed no more moves for awhile.

Thanks for reading,
Katie, x.x.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Wellington Sevens 2012

Wellington was taken over this weekend with an event called the Sevens. It is a two day Rugby tournament whih preaty much took over the whole city.

You have probably heard of the game Rugby sevens before, the sevens tournament travels to nine cities around the world and is played over two days. New Zealand as you all know is crazy for anything Rugby, mix that with drinking and a party and they are happy people. When the tickets went on sale they sold out within 30 minutes, crazy!! Now unfortunately I am saving at the moment to do a bit more travelling so did not really have the money to spare and take the time off from work. But that's OK as the party continues out of the stadium. With Wellington's streets going crazy.

This is because another part of the Sevens in Wellington is dressing up and partying. The whole of Wellington becomes one huge fancy dress parade. 

I loved this photo when seeing it online so stole it, check out more at http://www.flickr.com/photos/111emergency/6815863559/in/set-72157629166804895

A few friends and I decided to go out on the Friday night as 'Where's Wally's'. 

The streets where crazy with lots of happy people out and about. 

Where's katie?????

Dancing in the streets
 I was so impressed with all of the costumes.If I am here next year I need to put alot more thought into my costume. Although out of all the Where's Wallys I saw I think we looked the best hehe.  

On the Saturday I was back at work. Feeling slightly worse for wear woops. With no plans what so ever on going out again, haha, when leaving work however me and another girl from work got caught up in the amazing atmosphere and had another amazing Wellington night out.

Not in costume this time but still having an amazing time. 

Today I am having the perfect duvet day, recovering :s

Thank you Wellington for a fun weekend, :)

Katie .x.x.x