Well today there is time to squeeze the out the last of solstice by squeezing out a quick post to mark the occasion.  Mid-winter is officially here with the end of the shortest day, the end of the growing power of cold and darkness and the start of the growth of warmth and light.  While there is plenty to celebrate about mid-winter (mulled wine, boots, hats and scarves spring to mind) there is something heartening in the knowledge that the days will be getting longer and us hardy Wellingtonians can give ourselves a pat on the back for surviving the worst of it with our love for Wellington intact.  After all, there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes.

You may or may not have noticed but the energies of the Wellingtonista have been diverted into the twitterstream somewhat of late, but hey we find plenty of our readers there these days too!  Solstice is getting a few a mentions around the place and I found  this charming tweet:

@RowanSmith Went to Druids’ solstice do at Stonehenge Aotearoa. Druid: "We give thx to the powers of the East and to the guy holding this light for me"

So we are curious, do you mark Solstice?  Are you planning anything for Matariki this week?  Let us know in the comments or on twitter @wellingtonista, a post on hot tips for Matariki is planned for tomorrow.