Yesterday (Saturday NZ time) was a truly lovely warm cloudless day in Wellington. Many of my summer friends turned up at Hataitai Beach and we chatted nineteen-to-the-dozen about the winter months. It is so great to see folk that you havent seen since last summer. Everybody agreed the water was warm-ish and those whose first time it was swimming this season got in with barely a whimper. We've given up counting swims for this month, J and I have had so many of them. Today, I'm a fraction sunburnt.
.The Wellington City Council have already painted over yesterday's graffiti that was on the changing shed's wall There was a 'wet paint' notice but, as everyone knows, of course, when such a notice is on display nobody, repeat nobody, can resist some finger touching.
I see that Red Carpert Tours, the tour group that takes tourists around NZ searching out everything related to the "Lord of the Rings" movie will be having an exclusive dress-up night at the Roxy Theatre in Miramar next month, immediately prior to the midnight screening of Hobbit 2 (I still can't pronounce or spell 'Desolation" or "Smaug" - I had to look up the spelling just now). What's the betting that some high-ups from the movie will be guests that night?
That reminds me, when I drove past Mt Ruapehu a couple of months ago, the mountain just looked so beautiful. All snowy, pristine, wintery. Mt Ruapehu stood in for Mt Doom in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.