Thursday, 26 November 2009

Another Craft2.0 next week

If you've got people left to buy for on your Christmas list, go along to Craft2.0 in Lower Hutt next Thursday night. Sounds like it will be a good night, with live music on at the same time.
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Monday, 23 November 2009

Nice view

A couple of weeks ago, we went for a walk in the area behind Day's Bay, out on the way to Eastbourne. Our walking guidebook said the walk was 5km, "steep in some parts" and would take 2 - 2 1/2 hours. "Pffft, whatever", we said, "those guidebook times are written for people who stop to have a rest and eat some scroggin every 10 minutes. Surely we can do 5km much faster than that." Boy were we wrong. You see, we should have interpreted "steep in some parts" to be "there is a very long, very steep, sometimes scrambling climb to the top of the ridge". This ridge runs behind Eastbourne and the neighbouring bays, and eventually becomes the Wainui Hill. Here is Alex having a rest on a park bench we came across about half-way up the climb to the top. A great place to take in the view and catch your breath. That's Wellington city in the distance and Matiu-Somes Island in the harbour off to the left.

Above Day's Bay

Oh, and our final time? Two hours, ten minutes. Next time we will believe the guidebook...

Saturday, 7 November 2009

New Bibs and Tag Blankets

I managed to snatch some time last week during exam study to do a wee bit of sewing for a much-needed update to my Felt shop. New bibs and tag blankets now online.

Bibs and Tag Blankets