Late last year, the Patron Saint of Wellington, Sir Peter Jackson, and his equally excellent and talented wife, Fran Walsh, purchased the building that BATS Theatre is housed in.
BATS currently only uses one of the three floors of the building, and the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes used to own the building and take up the other two floors (the middle floor has this amazing hall with a stained glass dome in the ceiling).
When the Buffs sold the building and moved out earlier this year, they weren't exactly fastidious in their removal of their things, which has meant going up into their old rooms for rehearsals has been excellent for poking around and being nosey. One thing we found on a bookshelf left full of books, was this postcard.
Seeing as it was sent from Bristol in 1978 and had such an amazing message, we decided to send it to our friends Hannah and Ralph who are currently living in Bristol. Being an extreme goody good, I was a bit worried about removing the postcard from where it had lived for over 30 years, but I'm glad we did. If I was a postcard, I'd want an equally unexpected turn in my life.