Sunday is typically a lazy day for me, but today it has been extremely productive and I absolutely loved every second of it. This morning some friends and I met at my flat around 9:10am to head out to Island Bay to go snorkeling for free since it’s Seaweek! All we had to do was pay for the bus, which was only about $8 roundtrip with my Snapper card discount. Snorkeling was amazing, I’ve never done it before (unless you count in a pool, which I don’t). I didn’t see many things because it was kind of foggy from the rain yesterday, but I did see a few fish and I even got to get super close to one! After snorkeling they had some snacks out, including hot chocolate and Tim Tams, so of course we had to try our first Tim Tam Slams.. GAME CHANGER! To those of you who may not be aware, a Tim Tam Slam is when you bit each end of a Tim Tam and dip it in hot chocolate, then suck through and pop the Tim Tam in your mouth (can you say H-E-A-V-E-N?!), so tasty. We all agreed that Tim Tams will never be the same again without hot chocolate.
After getting back and showering Court (my flatmate) and I headed to Newtown for a festival that was going on today. We each had a goal, I wanted a tapestry for my room and she wanted a blanket for hers. We originally waited for the free bus, then we found out it was running late and decided to walk with 3 kiwi first year girls and one guy from California (we met them while waiting for the bus). According to Google Maps the walk was only supposed to be about 30 minutes, but it was actually closer to 50, oh well. Anyway, once we finished the dreadful walk, we finally got to the Newtown Festival and there were so many tents with different things to buy, food, and music. I was starving so I told myself I wouldn’t buy anything until I ate. We looked around for a bit and Court found a blanket, but held off on buying it, and I found food after. Once we were eating we realized they were closing down most of them tents other than some music ones so we quickly left our new friends and rushed back to the tent with the blanket that Court wanted.. Thankfully it was still there. After getting her blanket we were pretty satisfied and feeling accomplished, expect I still didn’t get my tapestry, so we kept looking while people closed down their tents. When looking we ended up seeing our new friends again and finding where the bus home was picking us up from, but we still had an hour so we continued looking around. After running to New World (the grocery store), Court and I decided to go down a side street where music was playing, and the first place we looked had the most perfect tapestry for me, which was only $25, so how could I not purchase it?! Now I’m currently typing this in my bed with my brand new tapestry hanging behind/next to me! 🙂 I couldn’t be happier, today was absolutely perfect.. And productive.