I crocheted myself a pair of bathers. I’m not sure whether I’ll wear them in public. The colour matches my skin a bit too closely and makes it look like … Continue reading Crochet swimsuit, redcurrant jam, and an old video of Elizabeth
It’s the tenth anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake today. 185 people died. I have written about my experience of the earthquake on this blog and so to avoid repeating myself … Continue reading Ten years on from Christchurch – February 22nd 2011
Am I the only one who has been feeling my forehead, palpating the glands in my neck, and imaging various other phantom symptoms, wondering whether I’ve caught the virus? Probably … Continue reading Phantom symptoms
The news out of my old home town of Christchurch today is very sad. Kia Kaha, Christchurch. I feel like I say that a lot. Christchurch has had a really … Continue reading TradeMe must stop selling guns
I’ve been completely absorbed by the earthquake news coming out of New Zealand, like news of the three cows marooned on a tiny island of pasture: 3 cows stranded after New Zealand … Continue reading Let them be scared
We cycled to Newton Dee again yesterday and I got this jumping shot for my friend, Stew. Stew is going to give me a cameo in one of his films … Continue reading Jumping and shaking
Christchurch had another earthquake yesterday; the biggest in quite a while and just another in the earthquake sequence which began on the 4th September 2010. I remember that first one well. … Continue reading Another earthquake for Christchurch
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We ventured into South City yesterday so that I could have a hair cut. South City is in the CBD just outside the cordoned off area,…
The days are getting noticeably longer again. It seems to change very quickly from light to dark as winter sets in and then from dark to light again as winter … Continue reading Snowdrops in my garden and the Christchurch earthquake
I played the piano today for the first time since before the Christchurch earthquakes. After February 22nd 2011, we sold our piano because it was an earthquake hazard and Elizabeth … Continue reading The piano and I
I have been longing for some snow but there has been none. We haven’t even had a proper frost, that is, not until this morning and the first real frost … Continue reading A beautiful frosty morning
Ben went to Christchurch for a few days this week and spent some time cycling around and taking photos. This is what he saw.
Christchurch counted its 11,000th earthquake since September 4th, 2010, today. It has been more than two years since the first Christchurch earthquake of September 4th, 2010. It is almost two years … Continue reading How does Christchurch look today?
I met a woman here this week who moved up from Christchurch following the February 2011 earthquake. Not long before that quake, she and her husband bought an inner-city apartment … Continue reading Paying for air
I was pretty shocked to read in the news this morning that 48% of people outside Christchurch believe the city should be moved. If that’s true, then the number of … Continue reading Should Christchurch be moved?
We ventured into South City yesterday so that I could have a hair cut. South City is in the CBD just outside the cordoned off area, otherwise known as the … Continue reading Hair cut just outside the red zone