Sunday, 22 July 2012

Wellington Trip!

For turning the big old 29 I decided I wanted to go away for the weekend.  Trying to drag hubby away from the business is a mission but I was determined and luckily Jetstar came to the party offering $39 fares to Wellington.  In hindsight you do get what you pay for - and with a 45 min delay to get down to Wellington and a 2 hour delay coming home I am seriously considering whether or not we fly with them again.  However the trip itself was great, Ash was amazingly behaved, slept brilliantly for both day and night sleeps (despite sharing a studio room with us!), and because we had no wireless at the hotel and had to have darkness for his sleeps we did NO work for three whole days which is a record since we took over this business at the start of the year.  We also slept a lot which for us is no longer the norm so we have come home feeling nice and refreshed from our mini break.

I love traveling around NZ and while I normally come back from places wishing we lived there or at least had a holiday home there, Wellington to me is definitely in the 'nice to visit' category but not 'live there' category.  Both hubby and I are country bumpkins (hence why we live in Helensville!) and while I appreciate city life to a degree I don't think I could do it full time.  However, Wellington did present lots of photo opportunities, and we were never bored in the time we were there.

So that said here are a few photos I thought I would share :)

Watching airplanes at Auckland Airport

Sculptures along the waterfront

Mr Cheese

Victoria University Law Centre I think?

The blue spaghetti

Waterfront by night

and again

Some steel balls (which Ash was obsessed with kicking!)

One very cool sculpture!

And again

By day 
Having snuggles after Ash's afternoon nap

Mr Cheese

Ash's Cable Car stamp (which he was very proud of)

Mandatory cable car trip (aka Toot Toot)

At the top


Late afternoon walk

Playing hopscotch

Wellington by night

Spectacular Saturday morning


checking out the steel balls


King of the Castle

Bryce trying out the slide

Followed shortly after by Mr A

At Foxglove (visiting Tricia)

Fun times

Checking out the ducks

A (rare) quiet moment

Checking out Thursday night traffic

Climbing through the hole

Sculptures again


  1. great photos linda, hope you had an awesome time xxxsteph

  2. Wow - awesome pics!! So glad to hear you guys had a nice realxing time away - no work, lots of sleep and a whole lot of fun by the look of it! Bliss.

  3. Great pictures - I love the sunset on Mt Vic and the cable car picture ones especially.

  4. What a lovely family holiday. You will look back with fond memories. Some of those photos could be postcards!!! p.s. Bryce with his shorts and long black socks reminds me of my brother, you can tell he's a tradesman!! Hehehe xx

  5. You are right Jodie - so many of these pics could be postcards! They are just stunning.

  6. Awesome photos! I really like Wellington as a place to get photo's, it is such a great city to explore :)