Settling in

We are now into our third week and slowly setting in to our new life here.  Practical things are getting done such as getting registered with a dentist and applying for a Moore Wilson’s card so I can spend hours shopping for food, and organising internet for our new home.

One slightly exciting thing happened on Tuesday!  I have been offered a job for 1 trimester teaching ecommerce in the School of Information Management. It will be a two day a week job more or less, but is a toe in the door, and I am looking forward to starting.

Otherwise, we went to the cinema here for the first time.  We went to the Paramount, a building dating from 1917.  It was Wellington’s first cinema, and the first to show a talking picture in 1929. The building was renovated a few years ago, but still has a charming terrace balcony to have a pre film drink on and watch the street below.  I tried to take a picture of the auditorium we were in, but I am afraid it doesn’t really show the exposed bricks and wooden beams.  We saw ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ which I highly recommend if you get the chance, a really interesting story about the search for a ‘lost’ musician.


The Bergman theatre at the Paramount


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