Hello everyone! Welcome to February’s blog. This month we’re back into the Wellington life. Started back at work and also enjoying the last bit of summer for us in the southern hemisphere.
The first place that I got back to was good old’ Paint vine. Did one of the events I hadn’t done before: The After Dark paint vine.
New experience for me, paintvine glow in the dark. Very amazing to see the colours so intense… Not realizing that you stained your hand until you see it through ultraviolet light. Incredible to work with lead artist Alex, maybe soon I will become a lead artist. I just need to learn how to drive and have space for the stock of materials 😅
I was also rostered to do quite a few Paint in the Park but I guess nobody was willing to bet on a Wellington weather for painting.
Wellington Pasifika Festival
Another fun event I attended to was the Wellington Pasifika Festival. Although I wasn’t there for too long, I had the chance to talk to a few awesome people about their crafts and take a few cool photos of them. Have a look at the blog post about the festival for more information on them and their crafts!
A “plant lady” on the loose
Events aside, this month I had a bit of a plant lady attack. I’ve been spending more time at home working on personal projects and somewhere along those lines I’ve ended up adding quite a few new plant babies to my collection.
When researching how to take care of some herbs that I got from the super market, I got to a girl’s youtube video where she said “more than 15 plants starts feeling like a chore to me”. That’s when I realized, if this girl who has a youtube channel dedicated to plants says 15 plants is too much… What does that make me?! I started counting my plants, big, medium and small… Turns out I’ve got over 30 plants in our apartment space of 43 m2.
Interestingly enough, after learning this, instead of thinking it’s too much and I should stop, unconsciously I decided I needed to commit further into the plant lady lifestyle and a few new plants slipped through this month. I’ll soon do a plant tour blog so stay tuned for that! I rearranged the plants recently so they are all looking cute in their own spots around the apartment.
Sorola NZ: Sororidad Latina en Nueva Zelanda (Latin Sorority in New Zealand)
My friend Mariana invited me to a meeting with some girls from Sorola NZ, we were actually the first meeting in Wellington ever since this community started originally in Auckland. A few girls from Argentina, Colombia, Chile and Mexico were present. It was really nice to have a space for specifically Latin woman to gather as we have many shared experiences being in a foreign country.
After this meeting, Selene from Argentina and I kept in contact and organized a beautiful painting afternoon while doing some cultural sharing experience. I got to try mate and I shared some Peruvian cacao with her as well as some beans and popcorn with salsa Valentina, tajin and chamoy.
If you’re a Latin lady in New Zealand or planning to move here, join the sorority!
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