On a recent trip to Wellington, I wangled some free time (a working mother's dearest wish) and took to the streets. No, not for THAT. But to brouse through shops without hinderance. I found a lush tea shop....the smells in there I can barely begin to describe. I succumbed to the Fabulous Feijoa Green Tea - it is divine.
I dawdled through Kirkcaldie and Stains....they have their Christmas window displays working and they were charming, and I felt a bit sad for kids of all ages who don't notice these wonderful Olde Worlde displays! Then I sat in the park where years ago as a child I stayed at a hotel which overlooked it. I recall being kept awake by the paperboys cry of "PAAAAY PEEEEERR".
The hotel is now long gone and in it's place new offices and small shops that feed off the workers in the offices. However, there are also trees and sculptures....and water fountains. I wasn't the only person enjoying the peaceful surroundings and the fountains.....this wee fella had a field day, then turned and did his other side!
I got it on video but blogger is being rambunctious and it will not upload it for you to see.
You'll have to see the photo instead. It looks better if you click on the image, you see it much bigger.