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
We’ve noticed several similarities between our experience of the Christchurch earthquakes and the Covid-19 pandemic. After the big earthquake schools and universities were closed, hospitals and emergency services were overwhelmed, … Continue reading There is nothing to fear but fear itself
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,…
I wonder whether Vinny reads my blog? Vinny, if you’re reading this, I’m about to mock the Guardian for an article they’ve published. Feel free to wade in 🙂 An … Continue reading Winchester “hit” by 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
Remember how I said in my intro video that I’m no longer the crazy traumatised earthquake woman? How I’d moved on from that and no longer felt anxious about earthquakes? … Continue reading Honolulu, earthquakes, and films
This is my first post on my new blog. I started writing a blog because I didn’t know how else to deal with my anxiety after the Christchurch earthquakes. Writing … Continue reading Up in flames
New Zealand is living up to its namesake – the shaky isles – with a string of earthquakes over the past few days. The biggest was a magnitude 6.5 this … Continue reading More earthquakes for the shaky isles
I went to the dentist this morning. All was fine as it pretty much always is. But that doesn’t stop me from freaking out. What is it about the dentist … Continue reading Dental anxiety
In 2009, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck L’Aquila, Italy, killing more than 300 people. Six Italian seismologists were later convicted of manslaughter for failing to adequately warn the citizens of L’Aquila … Continue reading Can science predict the future?
I was enjoying a very happy lunch with a friend of ours today when two pesky earthquakes came along and spoilt it. These are the first earthquakes I’ve felt since … Continue reading OMG, EARTHQUAKE!
I recently listened to an interview on Radio NZ with Chris Goldfinger, professor from Oregon State University, on super-earthquakes. You can listen to it online, but here is the gist of … Continue reading Could New Zealand get a Magnitude 9 earthquake?
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’ve been really happy of late. Ben says, not to worry, I’ll get over it. The strange thing is, I don’t really know why I’m feeling so happy. My relationship … Continue reading Blondes have more fun
It has been just over two years now since we were rudely awoken at 4.35am in the morning of 4th of September 2010 at the start of the Cantberbury earthquake … Continue reading Two years on
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
It was announced this week that the Christchurch Cathedral, which was badly damaged in the February 22nd earthquake, is to be demolished. My view on the matter is to adopt … Continue reading Lest we forget…