I am very lucky these days to be travelling a bit for work and last week I got to Wellington for two days.
I like visiting Wellington, not sure how I’d do living there again though. I had a lot of fun at the second hand book stores
Nice to pick up some of David Merritt’s Landrover Press poems. There is something special about buying a single poem…..
Oh and the food…the food was wonderful and authentic and so much variety.
Sadly our National Gallery at Te Papa (yes I know) was closed for a rehang. I could have paid to see the the impressionist exhibition but I really was looking forward to seeing my old friends (McCahon, Clairmont etc). I was going to snark about this until several people reminded me that perhaps it wasn’t as awful as going to Paris to find the Louvre or Musée d’Orsay closed. But still, but still.
However coming home is good and we are rich here in Dunedin in other ways. I also cannot deny my deep suburban-ness where I take pleasure in the look and smell of a freshly mown lawn.