If Hobbits live in Hobbiton then Wellings must live in Wellington.
I was in our illustrious capital the week before the Hobbit preview and the excitement was building.
I op-shopped to my heart's content and raided a few fabric shops - lots of photos to show you in upcoming posts.
There was a brilliant exhibition in Te Papa of one man's collection of ceramics and metalware which he has gifted to the nation. His name is Walter Cook and I didn't have my camera on me but there are some on the link.
I think I even glimpsed two squirrels in Petone!
|The airport terminal has a huge sign on it :"Middle of Middle Earth".|
|The luggage carousel has been appropriately transformed into Bag End.|
|Gollum is catching fish in the airport restaurant.|
|Gandalf knocks at the door of Bag End atop the Embassy Theatre.|
|A cute cafe in Petone called Sweet Pea.|
|Risking my newly gluten-free status for a red velvet cupcake and cheese scone. Living dangerously.|
|Does this painting at Ti Kouka cafe remind you of a certain glamourous blogger?|
|Glorious retro kitsch at Meow Bar.|