Creative Chaos

Creative Chaos

Sunday, 20 March 2016

24 hours in Wellington

The husband and I have just spent a fabulous 24 hours in Wellington, our capital city. It's only a 47 minute flight away (or 9 hours driving!). Back in January I booked tickets to see "The ACB with Honora Lee" at the Circa Theatre based on the book by an amazing NZ author Kate de Goldi.
It was fabulous and we were front row. Makes us think we need to get out more and see more theatre etc.

Wellington is cool. VERY very cool. It was hopping, busy, vibrant, full on with the NZ Festival happening there. Roads were closed in the city; street markets, food stalls and stages were all over the place with things happening all day and night long. It was incredible - the city just has something that the big smoke of Auckland just does not have. We were amazed to see all ages out at night whether families with small children or teens and older people - crikey there is no way my parents would venture into the city at night here! None of the "let's be seen" garbage, drunk 20 year olds trying to impress each other stuff that goes on up here - just down to earth, not judged by what you wear etc stuff! Funky places. Friendly. Every time I go to Wellington it impresses me!

We stayed at a divine (but earthquake prone) hotel. Lots of the older buildings are earthquake prone.
We just walked and walked and walked and walked all weekend long. Book shops. Wool shops. Great food. Great conversation with each other. A fab weekend. And Jetstar were on time! I'll show you my wee purchases another time.

(ps - will be getting in contact with those who are keen to write)


  1. so glad you had a good time xx

  2. It sounds like a great weekend. It's nice to get away, even if it's for a couple of days, the change does us good.

  3. Glad to hear you had a good time.x