There was certainly a lot of love in Wellington yesterday in support of our recent earthquake tragedy in Christchurch. We have a fabulous cricket ground called the Basin Reserve which is near my home. It is in the funniest spot, right in the middle of what is basically a giant roundabout so cars are constantly driving around it. Over the last week a group of cricket superstars put their heads together and organised a truly amazing 20/20 game of cricket between Wellington and Canterbury with all proceeds going to the Christchurch quake appeal. It was the first time we had taken our children to 'the Basin' and we all had a ball. The afternoon started with a bit of excitement ... we caught a taxi as it was just a bit too far for little legs to walk (and parking is a nightmare) and our lovely taxi driver decided he'd drop us off in the main entrance which is usually only for important folk. And important folk indeed were using it - as soon as we got out of our taxi we looked behind us and there was our Prime Minister getting out of his car!! That's my lovely wee Mr 6 in the cap at the bottom left of the pic and John Key our PM behind him (with bag over shoulder). Now I don't think there can be many countries where you can rock on up to a cricket game and get that close to your country's leader!! Very, very exciting.
It really was a perfect Wellington day. Gorgeous clear blue skies, lots of sunshine, a 10,000+ sellout crowd and over $350,000 raised for our Christchurch folk. The atmosphere was truly amazing - I was a very proud Wellingtonian and Kiwi.
Here's our Prime Minister facing his first ball from Shane Warne, the Australian fast bowler. The banter between them was hilarious.
Ooops I fibbed - there was a cloud in the sky!I still haven't had a chance to get those backs on my cushions so fingers crossed I can get them done this week ready to post soon. I keep getting sidetracked with the other 3 projects on the go. I really need to get them finished - it's driving me nuts.
Have a fab week.