Last week I went to the Wearable Arts show in Wellington for the first time. It is a visual feast – models display the amazing costumes accompanied by dancers, acrobats, lights, props and music. There is so much going on on the stage that one sometimes wishes for an “action replay” button. The appropriate response really is “Wow!” Thanks so much to my friend for organising the trip to Wellington and her friends for hosting us in their lovely home. They also ensured we had such fine weather that Wellington was at its best! We wandered along the waterfront and sat for a time watching the lunchtime crowd go by. We enjoyed the art and china collections at Te Papa and relaxed in the cafe. I had time to meander up and down Cuba Street, popping into my favourite stores along the way. Flying back to Auckland I had a window seat. It was clear enough to view the Marlborough Sounds and glimpse the snowy peaks of the Southern Alps. Wonderful New Zealand memories now that I am back in the heat and haze of tropical Ipoh.