The bird is a Fantail or Piwakawaka - whilst I love all native New Zealand birds, the fantail is my absolute favourite. So I am very happy with my necklace.
After my birthday brunch we went to the zoo, I was pretty excited because I hadn't been to the zoo since I returned home. I was a little worried though, the problem with having your birthday in the middle of winter is outdoor plans often change. But I was so lucky because even though it was a cold day, it was beautifully clear.
First up was a visit to the kunekune pigs - this little guy was super cute because he had the hiccups!
We do have some more exotic animals at the Wellington Zoo as well! I think the meerkats have to be one of my favourites. I love the chimps too - although they were more interested in sunbathing on the day we went.
Why you may ask? Because I got to feed one! It could be anyone's hand in this photo - but its mine!
In the evening I went out with a few close friends for cocktails at "The Library" one of my favourite places in Wellington.I had a few fancy cocktails - I can't remeber the name of this one, but it was Japanese themed and came complete with chopsticks and a black doris plum in the glass. A few of us also tried the "Randy Savage" which tastes like gingerbread. This is a cocktail my friend Nankz got - fancy!
After cocktails we headed to one of the Korean restaurants in town that has Norebang - which was one of my favourite things to do with friends when I lived in Korea. Although the price in New Zealand is much more expensive. Although it was worth it - as Jess and I did an epic version of "Lady Lumps" by the Black Eyed Peas.