We survived our trip into the city shopping yesterday! I don’t know how we did it, but we left home at 9.30am and didn’t arrive back home until 4.45!!! What a day! The above photo shows you the weather conditions of yesterday, not so beautiful and sunny, the bus even has it’s lights on…. that is one of the yellow busses I regularly catch around town, the bus company is having a bit of a problem at the moment, as they changed all the routes and made one-way streets into two way streets a few weeks ago, and since that happened they have been running people over… three of them the last I heard!
So Lambton Quay is the posh part of town where all of the business people do their business….
It is also the home of many, many jeans shops, and the jeans shopping mission was successful! I would like to state here, that I HATE jeans shopping…. changing rooms of jeans shops are like self-esteem suction chambers where you walk in feeling good about yourself and within minutes feel like everything is wrong with you. I don’t know a single person who enjoys the process of finding the perfect pair of jeans and am constantly amazed at how many gorgeous women have the same feelings around this! What’s it like for you? Do you persevere? Or do you flag the whole process and wear different styles?! This jeans shopping experience however rocked as it was over so fast, and off we went to Kirkaldie & Stains to visit their christmas shop….
So many lights and baubles….
Christmassy, sparkly, baubley goodness…
After about 20 minutes I announced to KB “right, I’ve had enough Christmas, we’re off!” and we headed back out into the drizzle to wander right up to the other end of town….
I did stop into Minerva, the gorgeous textile bookshop I showed you in my Cuba St post, and was delighted when the lovely lady behind the counter snuck up to me and said…”Crochet with Raymond?!”
“YEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” I replied! Thank you for the lovely things you said about my blog! I love that a Wellingtonian reads this, and the book I want (and everyone who loves my knitted baby clothes wants it too!) is The Baby Knits Book by Debbie Bliss!
One lovely lady asked me to show pictures of our shopping! I have to admit, I didn’t buy much, well, actually anything apart from jeans as I am so hyper-organised I made most of my gifts and have them wrapped already, but I couldn’t resist buying this stunning pair of earrings on our last stop as we headed to the bus stop! We found an awesome market happening for the week in the community hall and I couldn’t leave these lightening strike studs behind… they’re made by Genivieve packer who is a highly talented artist and I love them so much!
We ended up at the bus stop just in time to see the annual bad Santa convention heading into town….
Every year a bunch of idiot boys get together, dress up as Santa, get pissed and head into town to do naughty things… although I’m not sure what they plan on getting up to on Sunday afternoon…. this was but a few of them, I wish I got a picture of them all together!
Would you like to sit on their laps and tell them what you want for Christmas?
No, me neither!
5 more sleeps to go!!!!
Have a lovely day everyone and thank you for stopping by!
Lots of love from Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX