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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Day 28 GIVING THANKS: Show and Tell

unless you've been living under a rock, you will know that the WORLD PREMIERE of Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" happened today - right here in the "coolest little capital in the world" Wellington.

(that's according to Lonely Planet - not just me!)

like the "Lord of the Rings' before it in 2003 - stars from the movie walked the red carpet on the streets of Wellington.  the city (maybe even the country?!) ground to a halt.

one of the joys of living in a country so small, is that when something BIG happens, it's the ONLY thing that's happening.

look: we even did THIS to one of our 777s JUST to mark the occasion

i also VOLUNTEERED today at the red carpet event.

 before i even reported to the volunteer briefing, i saw Miss Cate Blanchett walking with purpose!
(apparently she was running late!)

the Embassy Theatre gets a makeover 

because volunteering is more fun in groups, i brought my 16 year old along too
this is her handing out Gandalf hats - on the red carpet!

and me - tossing Gandalf hats into the crowd

 Sir Peter Jackson - first to arrive on the red carpet

no idea who she is - but LOVE her dress!

zumba pal and fellow volunteer Georgia - who snuck us onto said red carpet to hand out the much wanted Gandalf hats!

volunteer Sue signing off for the night

good deed #2 for the day: make sure my fam had dinner to eat while i was out, AND make enough to share with zumba instructor caro 


cat said...

Oh I would have loved to be there....

Ann On and On... said...

How cool. What an amazing opportunity! Sounds like you made the most of it too.

mandyb said...

very cool!!!
loving the pics!!!

nikki/WhiMSy love said...