The winter carnival is on in sunny Petone next weekend (7th July). There will be circus acts, trapeze, and extremely chilling dip in the ole briny during the day.
In the evening there will be the best bit of all, the huge fireworks display off the pier. The middle of winter lends itself to a very civilised start time of 7.30pm.
Wrap up warm, bring a thermos of whatever you like to warm you from the inside. Come early, enjoy dinner at one of the local eateries and avoid the traffic, which can get a little sticky approaching kick off.
More sensible and detailed information can be found here
Petone is full of jelly rises again!
After a short break (ahem) it is time for Petone is Full of Jelly to rise again!
Bigger, badder and blogginger than ever before, watch this space...
Petone really is full of jelly.
Locally made produce
Pimping my stuff!
So, I'm selling some screenprinted t shirts for babies on my babylicious website here
And Rachelle, another Petoneite is selling her lovely stuff here
(and also on babylicious
And Diarne, a Wainuiomataite is showcasing her beautiful stuff here
(and also on babylicious
See? The Hutt isn't all black t shirts. Although now I think of it, perhaps I should do some of them.
There is a great exhibition at the Williams Gallery
in Petone featuring a range of prints by Michael Smither
. Most of the art uses fairly abstract forms in a limited palette. I rate them highly, and don't be put off by the boat picture on the Williams website, because frankly I think there are far stronger pieces than it.
Very appealing too are the prices. Plenty to be had for under $1000, and if you're in the market to spend more, you can get a lovely big print.
And for the more sensitive amongst you, I didn't notice any paintings by Patrick Williams starring lady bits
. Praise be.
She stitches, she bitches
Tonight dogs and bitches, at Petone Library.
Contact me if you want to know more.
Somewhere along the Hutt Road (oh bugger it, I'll look up the address for you) - at 453 Hutt Road, there is an indoor rock climbing place called Hang Dog
. To be honest, scaling walls is not really my cuppa. Even so, this place was coooool, in an earnest way where the people wear pants with elastic around the bottom, and have good muscle definition and clear skin.
Why was I never sporty?
There is a room there which is like a bouncy castle inside a climbing heaven, and lots of ropes and men with harnesses around their bits.
Entertainment for all the family is what I'm saying.
And fizzy orange stuff.
You get the gist.