Saturday, 16 October 2010

Week One in Windy Welly

Hello everyone.

I have been in windy welly for a little over a week now so i'm going to update everyone. We took the cable car up to the botanical gardens on saturday which had a great view of the harbour and was very pretty. we had dinner at a little cafe which was very nice. then sunday we had a relaxing day not doing much. Then the job hunt started monday. its horrible, soul destroying, depressing, life-crushing task. its been a week now and so far the only place i've heard from is a marketing company. i would get crappy pay + commission and bonuses.

The YHA where i'm staying is a really nice hostle, with a comfy tv room and in the last couple of days we've been so bored we've resorted to doing puzzles. the kitchen here is really nice, theres no bar so its quiet and it tends to get older people who dont make much noise at night. But they only let you stay for 10 days so i have to leave tomorrow. Going to base Wellington, its fine but its not going to be as nice as here. I need a job and a place to live so i can get out of hostels, Base is going to drive me mad!!!

 i managed to escape to the museum one day, saw a giant squid which was really ugly. and a friend got me free tickets to a rugby match last night so that made a nice change. the wellinton lions beat Taranaki 49-18 so it wasnt as exciting as the Auckland match, and there were no crazy drunk brazillian guys.

We're hanging out in the laundry room today, not the games room or tv room for a change. thats about from my first week in Wellington!


  1. Hang in there Gwyneth, something will turn up :)

  2. Your mom is right - hang in there!!! Keep a positive attitude. Pat and I are heading to Ireland this week!! I'm sorry the Hills are spread all over the continent that we won't be able to see all of you - but I'm still looking forward to my visit!!!
    Keep writing your blog - Grandma Killian is really enjoying them!!!