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Entries from March 20th, 2011

It’s A Wellington Life… In The Future

March 20th, 2011 1 Comment

And that concludes this storyline – you’ve had a year of fictionalized Wellington in this blog. So…what should happen next? Take the poll or leave comments and let me know what you think. I’m on the road for another week and a half, so the poll closes on midnight of March 31st.


Engagement Party Meteorology

March 18th, 2011 1 Comment

The engagement party has wound down. Most of the party-goers have gone home to their babysitters, denture cream, or computers.  The few guests remaining are planning where to go next. A late bar crowd is oozing into the space. Winona picks up the last of the engagement gifts, trailing ribbons. “That was nice, wasn’t it? […]


Engagement Party History

March 16th, 2011 Comments Off on Engagement Party History

At Winona and Will’s engagement party, the previous generation is holding up the bar. “I don’t know about his having a party in a bar. Not the same as when I had mine at the Pines – that was a ballroom, then. Win could have had it at our house, like Helena did,” her stately […]

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Engagement Party Chemistry

March 13th, 2011 1 Comment

Winona and Will haven’t gone to much fuss for their engagement party. The back room of  Wazzer’s bar has been adorned with white fairy lights. A long table is jumbled with wine bottles, bowls of chips, and irregular engagement presents that arrived with guests. When Ulrika attempts a dramatic entrance, no-one pays much attention, they […]

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1 Event Invitation

March 9th, 2011 1 Comment

Ulrika is gazing at her Facebook profile in disbelief. Surely Winona had not meant to send her an invitation to the engagement party for her and Will? Professionally, a detente is in place. Will has been pleasant, but opaque. Personally, despite avoiding places like “their” cafe and the bar-where-everyone-goes, Ulrika is up against Wellington being […]

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IAWL Doesn’t Like….Housing Anxiety All Around

March 7th, 2011 Comments Off on IAWL Doesn’t Like….Housing Anxiety All Around

Usually we keep it positive in editorial entries here (empanadas at the City Market this weekend!) but we are all worked up about housing this week. A piece in the NZ Herald talks about flat hunting in Auckland but this tale of woe – the 5-month search, the desperate grooming to look like a presentable […]

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Rouge et Noir

March 4th, 2011 Comments Off on Rouge et Noir

Wazzer’s bar is packed tonight, a sea of red and black clothing. Everyone has turned out for a stellar live gig that is benefiting the Christchurch earthquake fund, sipping Christchurch benefit beers. Winona has a smart new jersey, bought at a Christchurch benefit sale. Despite a week spent seeking to benefit Christchurch in every possible […]

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