Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Day 122 - Apple muffins

Fresh from the oven

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Day 121 - Pink flowers

Pink flowers

Monday, 28 September 2009

Day 120 - Humpy doo

Humpy doo

This is our childhood toy, made by my father when I was just a few months old. I have no idea why it's called a humpy doo, other than my parents would sing "humpy doo, humpy day" while rocking us in it. My brother and I played with it for a couple of years and now it is enjoyed by my 19-month-old nephew. The only problem is, he thinks it has wheels instead of a rocker, as he is used to being pushed around in it. As soon as he climbs inside now, he expects someone to come and push him! Hmm, I wonder if there is any way of attaching a small motor and a steering wheel? ;-)

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Day 119 - Lavender in bloom

Lavender in bloom

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Day 118 - Budgie vacuum cleaner

Budgie vacuum cleaner

After throwing most of his food around, then refusing to eat almost anything else presented to him, Enrico the budgie now decides to eat the rubbish he threw onto the floor, just as it was about to be swept up. And they say kids are fussy eaters!

Friday, 25 September 2009

Day 117 - Tug boat

Skipper's Restaurant (formerly Tug Boat on the Bay)

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Day 116 - Wellington Harbour

Wellington Harbour
View from Oriental Bay

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Day 115 - Progress


Formerly a landlord's nightmare, now downgraded to a bad dream.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Day 114 - Changing a lightbulb

Changing a lightbulb

For those who find themselves vertically challenged, here's a great way to change those hard-to-reach lightbulbs. Simple!

Monday, 21 September 2009

Day 113 - Speckled building

Speckled building

This is the previously clos-ed building which was undergoing renovations these past few months. Well, it's open again now and has had something of a makeover! I'm hoping this won't be the latest trend for decorating buildings ...

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Day 112 - Giant sledge hammer

Giant sledge hammer

I love this giant sledge hammer outside the Asteron building on The Terrace. I wonder if it's a message to employees, or perhaps a warning for travelling salespeople? Maybe someone was becoming frustrated in their attempts to be understood so they resorted to being as subtle as a sledge hammer instead?

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Day 111 - Crown Lynn pottery

Crown Lynn swan

Crown Lynn vase

I think every home had some Crown Lynn pottery website proudly on display in the 1950s and 60s. My grandmother's swan held the telephone book for many years, and this vase would have had a similar function. This pair is destined for Trade Me, where a collector will hopefully find room for these specimens in their collection.

Friday, 18 September 2009

Day 110 - Forbidden territory

Forbidden territory

Santina knows she is not allowed on top of the kitchen cabinets. Here, she tries unsuccessfully to blend in with the background and hope that no-one notices her.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Day 109 - Wibbly wobbly van

The wibbly wobbly van

I thought this was cute sign writing on a van that seems to belong to a kids' party business. It certainly put a smile on my face!

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Day 108 - Apple tart

Apple tart
Fresh from the oven

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Day 107 - Flax kete

Flax kete
Hand woven and a novel way to hold packaged sugar in a café.

Monday, 14 September 2009

Day 106 - Lamp shade

Lamp shade

This simply caught my eye ...

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Day 105 - World's most beautiful busking spot

World's most beautiful busking spot?
Wellington waterfront

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Day 104 - Fish fileting

Fish fileting
Fresh off the boat

Friday, 11 September 2009

Day 103 - Cockatoo

A new style of hat?

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Day 102 - Snail party

Snail party
A cool place to hang out?

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Day 101 - Koru line

Koru line
Civic Square, Wellington

I love the beauty and elegance of the koru. As a design, it is simple yet stylish and instantly recognisable. This informal fence line/barrier between the Wellington Town Hall and Michael Fowler Centre is creative and a great example of art in our everyday lives. Today, I managed to make the koru line up just right for this shot.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Day 100 - Jesters

Carpark mural

Monday, 7 September 2009

Day 99 - Full moon

Full moon
Taken last night by my sweetie

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Day 98 - Aurora

"Aurora" - Early settler boat
Petone Settlers Museum

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Day 97 - Mark II Buick

Mark II Buick

Friday, 4 September 2009

Day 96 - Driftwood chair

Driftwood chair

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Day 95 - Farm Town flowers

Farm Town flowers
In real life

I have become somewhat addicted to Farm Town on Facebook recently, so much so that when I see real trees I'm tempted to 'harvest' them. The same goes for flowers that I see planted in people's gardens. These flowers look very much like the ones I 'planted' outside my Farm Town 'mansion'. Is there any hope for this digital gal, lol?

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Day 94 - Santina's tisses

Santina's tissues

Good luck trying to grab a tissue out of the box from beneath her! This is one of Santina's favourite spots - by the bathroom mirror, where she gets to hang out with all her other 'pigeon friends'. As you can see from the carpet of feathers surrounding the tissue box, Santina has started moulting for summer, shedding her beautiful, thick coat and preparing to slip into something lighter for the silly season.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Day 93 - Daffodils

Happy Spring!