Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Out and About

Once upon a time there were two girls called Laura and Lauren, aka Lola J and Lola K. One cold and rainy thursday Laura came over to chez Lauren to have coffee and show off her brand new baby niece. Laura gave Lauren a giftbox filled with coffee and sugar and emergency biscuits which Lauren appreciated very much.

The youngest of the three girls was having a grizzly day and so Laura and Lauren decided to hop in the car and take her for a drive, hoping it would soothe her little soul. It worked! ...Until the girls got a flat tyre in the middle of the motorway. "Say it ain't so!" they cried. But alas, the tyre was a pancake. So the girls were forced to showcase their power and hopped out in the freezing wind and set about changing the tyre. Meanwhile poor baby had woken up and was howling the place down.

Luckily teamwork prevailed - Lauren on the Jack, Laura with the nuts and eventually after a lot of laughing mixed in with a bit of swearing, the new wheel was fitted and they were on the road again.

Who says girls can't do a "man's" work??

Lola and Lola

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Thursday Thoughts

I saw this "Things to Remember" pin on Pinterest (of course) and loved it so much that I wrote it out on the blackboard in my library as a reminder. It's almost like the person who wrote it was in my head; these being so similar to my own values by which I try and live my life. Still, I always need to remind myself, particularly of 1 and 2, since I get so screwed up with shiftwork; but also 4 - sometimes I feel like I'm taking up way too much of the conversation and I can't tell if it's because the other person has nothing to say or if I'm just not letting them get a word in edgewise! And then there's 8 - "It only ends once. Everything else is just progress." 
Apparently it's a quote from Lost which I didn't watch after the first couple of seasons because I found it infuriating, but this quote strikes a chord with me. Life only ends once. Every mistake you make, every relationship split, every choice, every failed grade is just a learning curve in your journey. None of those things are the end of the world or the end of you. Thing is, we have to keep living our lives and making the most of the time we have because we never know when the true end will be. That's why you need to spend time with the people who matter most, don't reprimand yourself for feeling angry/hurt, drink heaps of tea and hold impromptu solo dance parties! And that's exactly why I love this list so much.

Go and have a cup of tea!
Lola K xx

Monday, May 20, 2013


I have written this exact sentiment so many times, in so many poems, stories and musings, but it always sounds better when it's come from someone else. Kind of like food always tastes better when you haven't had to cook it...

This week I'm grateful for:
Supportive friends
Zelda Fitzgerald
F Scott Fitzgerald
Friends who are also awake in the middle of the night
My mum's amazing kumara soup and homemade bread
My mum
Ice skating with Miss Laura (why did we not get onto that sooner?)
The toadstool in my backyard (must be fairies too!)
Funny people
Being "one of the boys"
Red velvet cupcakes
All types of cupcakes
People who know stuff about cars (i.e. is mine about to blow up..)
Electric blankets
Good health
Cloche hats
Old TV shows
Wise words from friends such as "I think there's something to be said for sitting with your feelings and knowing that they aren't forever and can't hurt you."
Friends with astounding wisdom
Travel plans
The fact that my brain still works at 2am
Cups of tea and biscuits

Lola K xx

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Out and About: An Ice Skating Extravaganza!

Apologies for our absence. This blog has been awful quiet lately, but rest assured we are still alive! After hearing that the temporary ice skating rink was closing down, we decided we should probably go and show off our incredible figure skating skills.

Since we had both only been ice skating once in our whole lives, and some years ago, it didn't take us long to realise that actually, we don't possess incredible figure skating skills. Like, at all. 

The rails were our best friend and we didn't dare venture far from them, but after doing a loop of the rink the first time we were surprised to find we were getting more comfortable, and so did a few more circuits, going around and around, trying to dodge small children and face-planting people.

Numerous photos were taken however we quickly discovered that it's not easy to take a non-blurry picture of a moving person, while wobbling yourself.

Afterwards, we went to get a late night dessert at Strawberry Fare (it used to be a funeral parlour, don't ya know)

And then once we were full we went for a random cruise and took some snaps of Wellington City by night!

By then it was close to 1am and our warm beds were calling so we called it a night and went home. There's not much that's more fun than laughter, good food, good conversation all in the middle of the night!

Much love to you,
Lola and Lola