This morning I had half a day’s leave – time in lieu for a late night event I’d worked – so I went to Wellington. Any sensible person would have remembered daylight savings and had a sleep in but that’s not me.
First up I headed to Nikau for breakfast with Megan. Usually I go at lunchtime and eat Kedgeree with every other middle-class person so I’d been missing out on their excellent pancake stack with apple syrup, bacon and honey butter. D E L I C I O U S
Earlier in the year I got paid for a couple of jobs with Booksellers Tokens and they’ve been burning a hole in my pocket ever since. Unity Books kindly sorted that out for me as I bought:
- A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
- Night Film by Marisha Pessl
- Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
- The Orphan Masters Son by Adam Johnson
And by then I had another $40 credit thanks to their ten-book loyalty card so I’ll have another run through when they email to tell me Donna Tartt’s new book is in.
I mooched around a couple of dress shops, bought a pair of summer shoes, flicked through magazines at Magnetix then it was time for work. I wondered if I was super rich if this would be my life. Half a day was fun but more than that? Snoozeville.