Thursday, March 28, 2013


Photo-journalling is fun! Although I'm realising that a lot of the pictures I take are of the yummy food I eat...
I've just come off nights and am shattered. To add a bit of salt to the sleepy wounds, my car has been deemed too dangerous to drive and I had to go to the dentist today. Mechanics and dentists can cause so much trauma to a person's wallet.

Then, there were the little things that went wrong this week, such as an unnoticed broken tea bag which caused a mouthful of tea leaves at the bottom of the mug; the leaky milk bottle which leaked out of and under the fridge and across the floor overnight and waited for me to find it when I got home at 7am, the random phone calls in the middle of the day that woke me up...The list goes on. It's seriously been a comedy of errors this week. Ashton Kutcher is possibly going to jump out and tell me I've been Punkd at any second.

Luckily for me, my buddy Josie and I are going out for dinner tonight! More food talk, yes, but I've been looking forward to it!

Here are some snaps of the good stuff this week which mostly involve food....

Corn on the cob! Love!


A very bright, nearly full moon

Citron et sucre crepes at the sunday market

Midnight snacks

Baked ravioli! Yumalicious!

Eclectic wall at El Matador 

Grilled nectarines with brown sugar and ice cream

Latest op shop finds

Food-wise at least, it's been a good week!

Lola K xx

Friday, March 22, 2013

A stroll in the gardens

I walked down to meet my friend Claire at the Botanical Gardens for lunch. I wasn't actually intending to walk but when I got to the bus stop I remembered I lost my snapper card ages ago, so walking became my only option! Luckily it was a beautiful day and I was wearing comfortable shoes...

I think the random murals all over the place are among my favourite
 things about Wellington

I feel slightly better knowing that if I'm strolling through the Karori Tunnel
in an earthquake my chances of getting squashed are a bit less now that
it's been strengthened...

Autumn colours!!! Finally!

I want pet ducks

“Just because you are blind, and unable to see my beauty doesn't mean it does not exist.”
-Margaret Cho

Hills, sea and sky

Looking down at the Rose Garden

A lovely day, aside from the $45 parking ticket provided by an angry parking warden when we were only 8 minutes late!!

Lola K xx

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013

A free spirited snapper in Greytown!

When I said to my mum that I was going to visit the chocolate shop in Greytown and that she should accompany me, it didn't take much arm twisting for her to agree. What was going to be a short sharp trip there and back turned into a day of perusing gift shops, purchasing chocolates, having lunch and ending up in a museum.

Because I'm awesome I wore almost winter clothes - forgetting how boiling hot it gets in the Wairarapa. Fire risk: Extreme.

I really like this chair.

We stopped at Cahoots Cafe to have lunch...

And sat right in among all the plants until my fear of spiders kicked in and I became convinced that every tree leaf that rained down on me was a spider landing on my head.

For a bunch of barefoot hippies, Kiwis like their meat so the further you get into rural NZ the less likely your chances of finding good vegetarian food. Cahoots do a pretty sweet vege melt though.

Next stop: Chocolate shop!
Yep, this is actually edible.

Right next to the chocolate shop is the Cobblestone Museum! Too cute!

We ventured inside one of the original cottages and our inner history geeks (we really are mother and daughter!) were pretty much doing cartwheels.

Nice little parlour...

Imagine clambering up and down these stairs in the middle of the night!

We went to school

Bit big for the desks...

Old reads

Bet you're glad you weren't a teacher back then Laura!
FAIL! I told you not to loiter in ice cream shops.

This tickled me! Out of the old local paper.

The original hospital pharmacy

Let's hear it for Florence! Luckily I am not mischievous at all.

These are just a few of the photos I took. When I uploaded them to my laptop it said I'd taken 44, causing my mum to label me a "free spirited snapper." I've been to Greytown several times but I'm so glad I finally went to the museum because it's steeped in history and so, so cute!
Thanks for hosting us Greytown. 
Until next time.
Lola K xx

Sunday, March 3, 2013


This week I'm grateful for...

  • Good books
  • Good friends
  • Super supportive family
  • Learnt resilience
  • $5 Henna
  • Using less petrol
  • People who challenge my ideas of myself
  • "I'm in awe of you" - What a compliment!!!
  • Linseed and Manuka Honey bread
  • Sleeping better
  • Good advice
  • Cooler nights
  • Laughter
  • Catching up over wine
  • Upbeat tunes
  • Lazy days off (too short though!)
  • Cheap and cheerful dresses
  • Comfortable boots
  • Friendly neighbours
  • Friendly animals
  • Being reminded that things could always be worse
  • Gummy bears (always)
  • "Networking"
  • Being told I'm normal
  • Being told I'm completely abnormal
  • Making dinner and movie plans
  • People who come over and do my dishes!
  • Poetry
  • Potentially rainy days on the horizon