Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Things I'll Miss About New Zealand, Part 5

I'll really miss brunch at the Chocolate Fish Cafe!

I know I've waxed poetic about it before, but it is wholly worthy of re-mentioning. The food is great, the service is friendly, the visiting birds are cute, the history is cool, and the view is absolutely amazing.

And lucky for Dave and I, our last ChocFish brunch was augmented with some excellent company -- one Mr. Tomas Ernst, a good friend visiting for the weekend. Luckier still was the cooperative weather Wellington decided to grant us, so we showed our guest the sights. We saw Dave play (and win!) a rugby game, we saw the heart-stopping All Blacks vs. Springboks game, and did a fair amount of partying and dancing.

Tomas was even so generous as to take us to dinner, and he even let us crash in his spacious -- and heated!!!! -- Intercontinental room. Best of all, Karla even got a chance to have a much longed-for bath whilst the boys pontificated nonsense in a nearby pub.

For more pictures of the visit, see our Flickr site. Keep an eye out for a particularly amusing photo of Tomas's being unamused at our flat's lack of heat.


Anonymous said...

Great photos, guys!
The picture of David in shorts and your friend under all the blankets was pretty funny.
Karla, if you're feeling any funny 'vibes' right now
then it means you're feeling the beginning of the Folk Festival right now.
Love from Mum XXXOO

kiwilauren said...

Hey Karla! I'm leaving for New Zealand in less than 2 days - I'll let you know when I'm there! When are you leaving? I'd love to meet up with you before you go back to Canada!