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A week of rain

The last few weeks have been pretty wet, though thankfully the Wellington region has been largely free of the flooding occurring in other parts of New Zealand. We’ve been getting out a little bit and went in to town one cold and wet evening to see Mel Parsons play at Bats Theatre. Bats is a small venue with only 90 odd seats but due to a steep rack there are no bad seats. While waiting for doors we had a drink in Wellington smallest bar which consists of a none too large room with a small bar at one end and a few small tables. It was cosy and warm, perfect while hiding from the rain outside. The gig was good, Mel Parsons a very confident performer and the music, being pop with more than a little country and folk in the mix, suited the intimate nature of the venue.

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Mel Parsons with Jess Chambers and members of the Rhythm Kings on backing vocals

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A happy ending

Sam and Jules came around for a late lunch on the Saturday and we had good food, great company and got to use the dining table for the first time since moving. It was a good afternoon.

This last week I got out a couple of times to take photos around sunset. The first time the sun wasn’t visible setting but I found a good place for future shots and still managed to get some nice photos. It was a still evening and I wandered around the Te Onepoto Peninsula just north of Titahi Bay, finding a path that followed a ridge down to some wild looking beaches.

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Some colour in the sky just after sunset

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A calm evening

Last night we were back in town, easting a good mean as Ernestos before heading to the San Francisco Bathhouse for a concert. Anika Moa was playing and the opening act was Nightchoir. Nightchoir were good, though the vocals got lost in the mix for those of us standing at front of stage. Anika Moa was her usual awesome self, she and her band playing great music and Anika’s humour and up front nature coming out for some hilarious banter. Anika is always good value; I’d love to see Anika and Rosie Thomas on the same bill, the crowd wouldn’t know what was happening.

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Mike Hall of Nightchoir

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Anika Moa

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Always ready for fun

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Tune up

Which left today and as we haven’t seen the cats on the blog recently here is Earl, very grateful that not all the packing paper has been put away.

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Earl likes paper
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