|View over Evans Bay from Mt Victoria|
We quickly settled into life in Wellington, and enjoyed watching the Olympic coverage with our sporty flatmates and had a ping-pong table erected for the occasion. One of my colleagues hosted an International Food Night (in reflection of the cultural diversity of the employees; Chilean, Polish, Indian, Irish, American, French, Chinese, Indonesian, Samoan and of course Kiwi and British!) which was great fun. We took along Cornish Pasties (pronounced 'PAY-sties' here weirdly enough, as in "you're looking a bit pasty!") and a Bakewell Tart which went down a treat. My favourite dish of the night was an Indian curry made with semolina. Sounds gross but was honestly very tasty! There was also some good Sushi and South American cheese pastries. I joined Wellington Community Choir and a book club. Our first book to review was The Kite Runner, handy seeing as I'd read it before, and it was a great opportunity for meeting new people.
As you can see, we've been keeping ourselves busy, and are getting ourselves into a routine as well as still enjoying exploring and experiencing our temporary home town. The clocks have now gone forward and summer is finally showing it's face on occasion. Hopefully we'll get a bit more up-to-date on the blog in the comings weeks!