I haven’t said anything here yet about the Christchurch quake, because I really haven’t known what to say.  It was much easier to post about knitting.  I was listening to updates on Newstalk ZB for a couple of days, but finally switched it off yesterday afternoon because it was getting too depressing, and I didn’t know how to explain to Anneli why I was being sad.

Simply put, it is heartbreaking to see this happen to a place I used to call home, and I’m just so thankful that my friends all seem to be unscathed.

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  1. Was thinking of you when I visited Lyttelton Tin. I went down to Christchurch for Radio NZ the day after the quake, and stayed for 10 days. London Street and surrounds are pretty much ruined, and 4 of Lyttelton’s lovely churches have been destroyed. I was there last Saturday – and locals were holding a party at the school playing field! They’d planned a big street party, and decided to go ahead and hold something regardless of the quake (just for residents – as only residents and essential services were allowed in throught he tunnel). It was on a smaller scale than planned – but with free food and coffee, music, jugglers etc. Absolutely amazing – and a great example of resilience and community spirit.