There was a weekend a while back when the weather felt like it was back to summer. The sun in New Zealand is so bright that on a fine day everything almost seems to sparkle and shine, especially down by the Wellington waterfront.
Luke and I took the opportunity to pack a picnic and read a bit of Charles Dickens' "Little Dorrit". It was a truly glorious way to soak up what felt like the last days of summer.
We could also watch the children on the playground nearby, and got very clucky together. :)
Luke is a great reader, and I maintain that he has a very good radio voice.
We then went to our favourite gallery, New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts. Luke and I like to pretend that we know something about art, in the same way that we pretend to know something about wine. However, when it really comes down to it, we just like looking at pretty things.
This gallery is the perfect size for us - just two rooms, and it only takes from 40 minutes to an hour to get around the whole thing. They always have a great selection.
When you live in a place for long enough, you forget how beautiful it is, but it's nice from time to time to pretend to be a tourist and look at your home with fresh eyes.
And surprise! The circus was in town!
Until next time :)