(while also unlocking a long wished-for achievement of travelling internationally with carry-on luggage only!).
A trip to Wellington isn't complete without a visit to the Wellington Underground Markets, but this visit I bought nothing there
(tempted as I was by the miniature cakes 'iced' with the flags of Australia and New Zealand...).
I did manage to make it to Chow for a meal of my favourite blue cheese wontons:
and also discovered that Lloyd Cole was playing in town while I was there, so I had to buy tickets and attend.
And here's my mini haul from the weekend: the wooden craft shapes were a gift from Sandra, the other pieces were picked up at Pete's Emporium and Uncle Bills [sic].I was hoping to find some empty white matchboxes in my Wellington travels so I can send out the rest of my mini 2017 calendars (they're not to be found anywhere in Canberra or Queanbeyan).
I can now say that I've checked 16 shops in two countries and have come up empty-handed, and may have to order them in from the UK. So much for shopping local, huh?