So after sitting through our working holiday orientation, opening a bank account and buying a SIM card, off we went in search of pillows. Since we’ve had friends living in NZ for over a year, we already know the dirt on certain everyday details of life here. One is that The Warehouse is the catch all big box store. Kiwi’s have a standard eye roll response to The Warehouse. No one likes it but everyone ends up there eventually. I’m with em and would have gladly skipped this place but I considered this an emergency situation.
A pillow emergency? Yes pillows. We’re doing the hostel/camping/crashing with friends thing here. While our modest hostel room is fine, even seems roomy as compared to the van, I can stand up after all. But there is one problem. It doesn’t have the quality of linens that I like. You see, I outfitted Norman Clyde, with a down comforter, 300 count sheets, four very nice pillows and a lovely blue duvet cover. While I can handle less than luxurious blankets and such, we do have our down sleeping bags, I do not do bad pillows.
Now most Kiwis would say The Warehouse isn’t the place to shop for quality anything but there we were at the end of a very long day, squeezing pillows. We picked out two for less than $20 (NZ) each, a bargain for pillows that seem good enough. No not like what is in the van but they’ll do. I even managed to pass on the Egyptian Cotton pillowcases.