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 22:



We’ve had a week without telly! The storm munted our Sky and we couldn’t watch telly! I attempted using bunny ears but could only get Channel One, and learned the hard way how rubbish Seven Sharp is!

Today the Sky technician came to fix it. What a commotion! There was banging and crashing and ladders and saws. Turned out the whole dish had broken and had to be replaced. I was in the other room when I heard noise coming from the telly! I ran through to the lounge and was treated to an episode of Jeremy Kyle! Life fulfilled.