Here is a picture of an uncomfortable looking me:
for the record I had no reason to look uncomfortable other than the fact that I hadn't washed my hair in a few days and I was unreasonably tired.. This picture of me is so bad it needed to be shared. (By no fault of the photographer)
I have spent the last week in the suburbs of Wellington. One day I went in to town to visit Te Papa, and explore the area. This is how walking along the coast, in Wellington, on a summer day feels.
I stayed with an american family- who houses Bethel College students- for a few days. They have a giant dog and a tiny baby. One is loud and one poops in the yard. They gave me a bed, fed me, and let me do laundry. One of those was more necessary than i care to admit.
Here is a picture of an uncomfortable looking Great Dane:
Now I am house/dog sitting for their friends who live closer to Wellington in a Hilly Bay town called Lower Hutt. (They also have a fresh human, but they took it with them on their trip.) I will be here until next Thursday (America's Wednesday) when I head across the water to Nelson which is on the tippy top of the south island. And here comes the exciting part:
I will be working for accommodation for at least 3 weeks (hopefully longer) in a hostel in Nelson. I will also be looking for another job to do in the evenings so I can afford to stay here longer. It is ALSO my desire to acquire a bike, and then find someone who has a garden who wants to feed me from it.*
As for now I am hanging out with a black lab, going for long hikes and bike rides, learning how to drive on the left, (WAT) and taking advantage of the fact that the home owners said I was welcome to anything in their garden and fridge (hello vegetables and bread, nice to see you again).
That is all for now.
Here is a picture of an uncomfortable looking baby:
* It's hard not to be spoiled by organic and home grown foods here as having your own garden is common and the food is SO GOOD.