Summer is in full bloom in Pōneke.
Pōhutukawa tree in Te Aro park.
📷 #Pōhutukawa #Summer #Pōneke #Wellington #Aotearoa #KiwiSummer
Today’s Pōneke / Wellington newspaper has a story about the recent renovations to the apartment that my partner and I have lived in for 22 years:
Guests love trying to find the way in to the secret room of this New York loft-style apartment in central Wellington
Many thanks to Kylie Klein-Nixon for the story, and to Andrew & Lynnette Scott (designers & project managers, Design in Residence), Liz Mark (design consultant), Phil Maxey (builder), and Reilly Joinery for making it a reality!
Also thanks to Oliver Cain for the wonderful piece, "Jeremy + Bill", which features in the story.
Photo: Monique Ford / Stuff.
Plants and rocks at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. Pōneke.
The aluminium window frames of many modern buildings in Aotearoa have terrible thermal efficiency. But I think our heritage cast iron frames are even worse! #mbnov
Reasons to get out of the office in Pōneke today ….
#Pōneke #harbour #Wellington #YCBWOAGD #sun #summer #raumati
I’m very keen to leave the office today and spend more time in the sun.
Captivated and transported by Red Leap’s interpretation of Janet Frame’s “Owls Do Cry” this afternoon. It is now 65 years since the book was published; this performance gave it fresh relevance.
#writer #book #modernist #novel #autobiography #JanetFrame #Aotearoa #OwlsDoCry
Since it was pouring with rain again this morning, I had to adjust my excercise schedule; swap out a run for stretching. Probably a good thing. #mbnov
Family brunch at Greta Point Café.
(Just before the thunderstorm arrived and rain bucketed down).
(Left to right: Jan, Jenni, Terry, Megan)
Can’t stop thinking about the wonderful food that Kritika and the team at Shepherd restaurant shared with us last night. Such an incredible delicious and inventive personal take on her own food heritage with the Shepherd twist!
Just wonderful. More of this!
Wonderful meal at Kritika’s Kitchen at Shepherd Restaurant- just the best. #food #feast #pōneke #wellington
I’m pretty certain that this is one of the best days in Pōneke this spring.
#pōneke #wellington #aotearoa #YCBWOAGD #mbnov
Good morning everyone. Great view through the ‘jungle’ out to the Hannah’s Laneway and the blue sky above. #AtaMārie #UrbanGarden