Wednesday, 28 November 2012

NZ15 - The Hobbit World Premiere

Last night was the world premiere of The Hobbit. The film that has dominated my life over the last 6 months. I won't say much, I'm still very much meant to keep my mouth shut firmly, but I will just say this. 

It has been the most incredible roller coaster ride, and an absolute privilege to be a part of this film. I was one of the luckiest girls in the world yesterday when I got to walk the Red carpet at the world premiere with my colleagues. We put on our best faces, hair and frocks, drank lots of bubbly and celebrated in true Wellington style. The sun was shining and it was absolutely perfect. 

I urge you all to go and see it, not just because I worked on it, but because it truly is magical and wonderful and you'll love it. 

On with the photos. The first one is actually a photo of the Embassy I took a few days before.

Me and my wonderful friend Jaye who helped me find my dress for the red Carpet. 

This man I love. Thank you Deano. 

The New Zealand Airlines Hobbit plane flying low over the Carpet. Amazing! 


My work buddy and date for the night. Darwin! Thanks for being a great partner in crime! 

 You can watch the trailer here. Go!


Monday, 12 November 2012

NZ14 - A fun little week!

Last Saturday night, we had "Pot Luck Dinner" at Sarah's. I logged into my Pinterest for some of the yummy recipes I've been saving up and I made some tasty treats. I haven't taken very many good photos, but the recipes were so good, I wanted to share them and where I got them from! Just click the names to get to the recipes. 

Delicious Marmalade Sausages, recipe from Rosie the Londoner - so simple to make and absolutely my new favourite way to cook bangers! 

I also made a Mediterranean Chickpea Salad with Feta in it. 

Then the final dessert piece, something I've been meaning to make for ages. CHOCOLATE SALTY BALLS!  Also a recipe from Rosie the Londoner. I've always loved her blog, and currently whenever I read it, I get a little slice of home from over here in New Zealand! The Salty truffles went down such a treat, I'm tempted to make them again this weekend! 

My photo really doesn't do them justice. You should head over to Rosie's page for the best photographs of them!

Monday night was Fireworks night in Wellington. We went up to Dean's in Wadestown up on the hill, for the most stunning views, wine, sparklers, food and fun! The incredible fireworks were set off from barges out at sea, and you could see them from miles away. 


Me above looking very geeky and it's really not a flattering photo, but I wanted to share my sparkler fun with you all!

If your have any of those red and blue 3d glasses, look through them now! This is me at work in 3d!

And lastly, a dog walk at sunset, on Mount Pooey. (Maupuia Walkway)


Tuesday, 6 November 2012

NZ13 - Catch up

I'm still clearly struggling to get my blogs out whilst working, partying, working more and drinking some more (naughty, naughty Sav and work delivery deadlines!) this one has been waiting for a while to go up, and there's more outstanding pictures of adventures on my iPhone! I have been incredibly disorganised in my personal life and my proper camera just hasn't made it out, but never mind! On with the blog! (Be warned, if you're hungry, there are lots of pictures of food!)

Maupuia Walkway - This is up near the wellington Prison. We went for a stroll up there with the dogs, one cloudy Saturday a few weeks ago. 

Spin spuds!! These exist in a restaurant called The Diner in Wellington centre, I had to try them!! Sadly not the best meal I've had since I've been here. I went with Marcus and Nick on a Sunday shopping and gallery trip. The best thing really was the spin spuds. Everything else we ate was a tad disappointing! 

We went to an Athfield exhibition at The City Gallery. He's a famous NZ Architect. You can read more here. This is Nick and Marcus outside the gallery.

Sunbathing with a coffee afterwards, watching the boats and pedalos. Bliss!

This is my favourite restaurant of late. It's in Miramar at the bottom of the road to my work (above the Cutting Pub) and is Thai. You can BYOB, it's a bargain, and there's always enough to take home for dinner the next day. 

Pad thai, comes covered with an egg. Delish!

The next weekend, on a rainy Saturday, I was taken on a trip to Petone. We picked a special restaurant for brunch on this occasion, it was a treat! Gusto Bistro can be found on the main street of Petone, Jackson St and serves the most amazing dishes. We were in there for a good 2 hours watching the storm outside. 

The lovely Rachelle and and her daughter Monique. 

The ultimate brunch food. Poached egg, avocado and bacon on toasted home-made bread. I had this with gallons of tea in a pot and then some wine!

Dessert for me was a poached pear, and intense chocolate mousse and a brownie. I really can't recommend this place enough! 

This was Rach's fancy dessert. I can't remember what it was, but look at how pretty! 

Then we ventured outside into the horrible weather to look around the shops. Loads of thrift stores, arty shops, little galleries, a gorgeous candle shop..... 

The old police station and jail, dating back to 1908. Everything is very cute in Jackson Street!

And dog walking Sunday. A stunning but windy day on Lyall Bay beach with Libby the pug, watching hot kite surfers! What could be better?! 

Until Next time!