|Gollum of course!|
You may wonder why Gollum is here as part of a travel link-up? The inaugural link-up where bloggers put up a photo relating to their travels, thus starting with the letter A this month. He doesn't start with A you may say. True, but he is most probably associated with New Zealand (aka Aotearoa) these days, and the Weta Workshop in Wellington. A few years ago, Mr P., myself and a few other family members met in Wellington for the WOW Festival - the World of Wearable Art. This is a fantastic festival and you absolutely must get there to see it before you die. Bucket list? oh yeah baby as Austin Powers would say.
We also went out to Miramar, a tiny little town in the middle of nowhere (at that time) where you can find the Weta Workshop. The winner of WOW that year was a lovely young lady who worked at Weta. We very luckily ran into her there, and took some photos with her. There was an exhibition up of characters from Lord of the Rings, as well as others that Weta had made for various films and TV shows. We had a blast, and the youngest niece was super impressed.
Mr P. and I really love New Zealand, and I suggest you hurry along if you haven't been there yet. Nope, nobody paid me to say that! And get yourself to WOW sometime. This trip will stay in my memory forever, as it was full of fun and family. Oh, and food. Who can forget those lip-smacking fresh fruit icecreams, or the crayfish pulled out of the water nearby, or the beautiful honey products from the local hives, or the wines, and the local olive oils - yep you get the idea! Happy days!
Feel free to join in with other bloggers in this enticing travel link-up, kindly sorted by Fiona on her blog http://www.tiffinbitesized.com.au/