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Entries from September 27th, 2010

The People’s Choice

September 27th, 2010 Comments Off on The People’s Choice

Winona and Will went to City Market this morning and have just enjoyed the illusion of cooking. After unwrapping and plating their dinner, they are having a glass of wine, some cheese, and a discussion about the local body elections. Their election paperwork is spread out on their retro coffee table. Who to vote for? […]

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World of Wearable Arts

September 24th, 2010 2 Comments

As a lover of clothes and style, Winona had a brainwave. She would be a volunteer for the World of Wearable Arts, get a free ticket to the show, and have the chance to see what Wellington looks like when it dresses up.  Asked if she wanted to be a backstage dresser, or to sell […]

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The Inevitable

September 21st, 2010 1 Comment

Willow had gone into her favorite cafe that Tuesday morning with a spring in her step. She’d had a lovely time at Nerdnite on Monday – oh, the heaven of going out in the evening as a nerd and having it be a good thing. The latest round of budgetary threats at her government department […]

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If That Cake Could Talk, It Would Say “Oy”

September 20th, 2010 Comments Off on If That Cake Could Talk, It Would Say “Oy”

Winona is just finishing her guilty Monday-morning Facebook check at work when Jennifer, the loud part-time American, comes up to her. No need to minimize her browser so hastily, she sees. Jennifer is brandishing a plate. “Hi! Wasn’t it a gorgeous weekend!” Jennifer half-yells. “I brought in some babka from Yom Kippur!” Winona’s brow creases. […]



September 13th, 2010 1 Comment

Will found himself, on Sunday night, left to his own devices. Winona has been away for three days and wouldn’t be back for two more. It was raining. He could smell the neighbors’ dinner, spaghetti bolognaise. His phone was silent. The possibilities of the Internet were exhausted. Loneliness seeped under the doors with the cold […]

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Melbourne Questions

September 10th, 2010 1 Comment

Winona is back at work, smiling at everyone who asked her, Did You Have A Good Time in Melbourne?  In reply, she murmurs “Yes, no…” Something was a little off, in Melbourne. The spring clothes in Melbourne were just as hideous as the ones in Wellington.  Perhaps that was why the hordes of commuters were […]

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September 9th, 2010 2 Comments

Wellington has a soft spot for the Cantabrians who leave Christchurch for Wellington’s windy hills. Not given to flashy plumage themselves, Wellingtonians appreciate the low-key Cantabrian style, and have even adopted their genteel, crooning “Hello! Hellooooooo!” They fit seamlessly into government and private work alike, put down roots, and lived happily. Until last Sunday’s earthquake. […]

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Spring, Now

September 1st, 2010 1 Comment

All of Wellington has been yearning towards spring. On days with the least sliver of sunshine, people sit down at outdoor cafe tables, set outside by equally hopeful cafe owners. Women put on their dresses, while girls wear soft short skirts above their winter-weight leggings. Everyone scans the skies like dogs yearning for a heavenly […]