Sunday, March 11, 2012

Manawatu


I've had a great weekend in Palmerston North with my little sister Emily (only clarifying the "little" part due to "twins?" comments on Instagram) I caught the bus up on Friday evening which was actually way nicer than I expected - double decker, air conditioned... seatbelts. Guess I was dreading the kind of buses we used for school trips.

Yesterday was a gorgeous sunny day, and hot. Apparently I missed some rare decent weather here in the capital too, but it was nice to be able to wear a floaty dress and have no fears of it blowing around. We went to the Arohanui Hospice Shop in Palmerston North which had some great stuff, and unlike most of Wellington's second hand/charity stores, everything was actually dirt cheap. I bought a few more framed pictures for the hallway, another wooden tray which I may or may not use as a painting surface, and a wooden shelf for spices in the kitchen - finally! Have wanted a spice rack type thing for ages.

After that we went with Emily's friend Nicki to Himitangi beach for typical beach activities - wading, sand dunes, swimming, ice cream, followed by a spa.





We had some dinner at Emily's before dressing up and going to some bars with Nicki and her flatmate for some cocktails and a spot of pool. I hadn't been out in Palmerston North in about four years, and it was fun. Quite different to Wellington from my experience... more sleazy boys, but less messy girls - so I'm not sure which is worse!



How was your weekend?

EDIT

Oh yeah, and that's another goal crossed off the list!

7 comments:

Lauren said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I've been playing SO much pool at the pub this week! Not any good at it yet though. Glad you got some good weather after saying it's been a bit of a rubbish summer. x

Caitlin said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow, you two really could be twins! Looks like a fun trip together :)

Teddi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

looks super fun! i like photos of you & your sister together. you really do look similar, & both very pretty. :)

Bettina said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Two very pretty ladies! Glad you had a great weekend.

miss teacups. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I know I've told you this 100x on Instagram already but you're both SO pretty

Miki's scrapbook said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi, Alice! How are you? This place looks amazing and you girls are so beautiful!

I also love your header!

Hope you've started your week off with a huge smile! ;D I'm going to browse through your blog now! ;)

Hugs!

Miki.

Holly Knitlightly said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ahhh this post is making me so excited for summer time & to go to the beach! Sounds like such a great time! Ooh I wanna see what framed pictures you go!