Thank you, your kind messages I found here on my blog and on Ravelry brought a tear to my eye this morning when I logged on….
Yes, the Christchurch earthquake was devastating and my heart stopped for a moment when I heard yesterday, about an hour after it happened… I feel so sad for the people of Christchurch who have been living in such instability for so long, and now to be facing such a disaster clean up and rebuilding of life. In Wellington we have been programmed from birth, knowing that one day “the big one” will hit and we will all die and Wellington, of which much is reclaimed land, will sink back into the ocean, (lovely!) as we live in fault line central, and it has been such a surprise that flat-as-a-pancake Christchurch has been so dramatically affected.
Christchurch is a long way from Wellington, so of course we, and Mum and her sheep are fine… We were supposed to have felt the earthquake here, and when I thought back to what I was doing, I remember feeling work rocking, but as I am used to living in a shaking house on the side of a hill, I thought nothing of it. It wasn’t until I got home and processed it, and realised that there was no wind and my work is a huge two-storied old house that doesn’t rock in the wind, that I realised that I might well have felt the aftershock, but I’m not sure. And it doesn’t matter anyway, what matters is sending love to the people of Christchurch and their families.
I had another post planned, but I don’t really feel right, continuing with pretty things after this, so I’ll pop back in tomorrow!
Thank you again, you are all so sweet
Love Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX