The night before New Year we went out for drinkies and Thai with our lovely friend Ralph!
He came down for a few days with his friend (dammit) Nonlanlah, and has gone back today.
I don't expect he got a good nights sleep, as we had a frigging swarm of quakes from about midnight on, in the 4's and 5's, even losing power for an hour or so around 6am. Bloody kept waking us and the kittehs up.
It's just not bloody funny anymore!
Anyway, I'm not sure how it happened, but I managed to create a hair do that to me was reminiscent of Queen Victoria!
I really like it, and I felt ever so noble.
Coat-70's, gift from Justine
Tights-We Love Colours
Around my neck:60's beads, opshopped, and skull necklace bought for me by G in Wellington earlier this year
Earrings-bought for me by G off Etsy
Brooches-gorgeous Tamsin Cooper embroidered one from my fabulous sister, pink diamante, not sure, and the large diamante one was an opshop score.
Mugshot at the Speights Ale House
Then we went on to the former site of the Carlton Mill Hotel; it came down after the quakes and a large bar made up of a trailer, or containers (not sure) has been set up.
It's surprisingly nice!
One at a time, Ralphie!
Then over the road to Keo Thai for some nosh!
Fark, I love Thai food!!!
I think this particular Thai restaurant might be our new favourite.
Our usual favourite has not re opened since the February quake, dammit.
It's a bloody tragedy for some business owners, but an amazing amount have got themselves back up and running again in different suburbs around town!
The bugger is that we used to be a short distance from the centre of town, and all the lovely retaurants and bars there.....now, the survivors have moved to suburbs outside the city centre, mostly on the other side of the city centre from where we are!
Some suburbs, such as Addington, have a whole new lease of life, which is rather exciting, as they were quite run down and neglected.