100 Days Project

Janey: My Wellington Winter

A study in appreciating a winter in Wellington.

As the saying goes, you can't beat Wellington on a good day, and this summer has reminded me of what a great place it is. Winter, however, can be a trying time in this city. The weather is rubbish and it's hard to see a good side to it. There's no snow to frolick in (well it happened once a couple of years ago and was the highlight of the year), there's no point owning an umbrella (rubbish bins in the city are graveyards for inside out umbrellas) and it's often hard to watch telly in a southerly.

I intend, therefore, to learn to appreciate my winter in Welllington. I will take one photo every day of something that makes me appreciate my day. I will write a one word title for each photo, and I will write 100 words about each photo. This will all be included on my website.

At the end of the project I will have a collection that (hopefully) encompasses my winter in Wellington.

Day 10:

Pasta

Pasta

I love pasta. I should have been born in Italy as I have such a love of it (plus other things they have, like pizza, cheese, salami, wine, pesto and the list continues). I recently learned to make pasta, and love that I can make something I adore so easily.

Making pasta can be time consuming, and can be a good workout of the arms, but tonight it was cathartic. All my heart went into it. I made spinach and ricotta ravioli and an onion, garlic, basil, tomato and cream sauce. Oh, and lashings of parmesan cheese of course. Bellissimo!