Unfortunately she was playing a super small venue in Wellington and tickets sold out so quickly and I was pretty sad. All the tickets for her Auckland show were gone too so we couldn't fly up to Auckland to spend the weekend with Conor and Sue. There were some tickets for her Christchurch show though and Rich said - "well I guess we are going to Christchurch then" - sometimes Rich is the best (actually most of the time Rich is the best).
I had been to Christchurch a couple of times since the Canterbury Earthquakes, once to fly out to Kuala Lumpur where I met up with the lovely Helga for brunch and the other time was for a conference. Rich hadn't been back since we had come home from Korea! Unfortunately as we were really only in the city to see Courtney Barnett we didn't have much time to look around but we did our best.
Our hotel was on Cashel Street (well its now the only hotel on Cashel Street) so we decided to visit the container mall for some breakfast.
This was the first time I'd really seen the cathedral since the earthquakes and even though I've never lived in the Christchurch or the South Island it made me so sad to see it like this. I remember last time we visited Rich and I walked the stairs to the top of the spire.
New Regent Street - I love all the buildings here, they are just so pretty.
The Tannery, it wasn't so much for the shopping but to check out the buildings. I did have to make a brief stop at The Fabric Store though (obviously).