Thank you thank you lovely people who have checked our whereabouts and expressed concern.
I wasn’t sure what to write about this week, then Tuesday came and I was truly at a loss for words.
In Auckland, we’re a long way from Christchurch, which is in ruins. The list of casualties is growing. Thousands have lost their homes. Many are dead and missing. It’s shocking, because this is a peaceful little country where, I’ve heard said, nothing ever happens.
The photo above is this cathedral, the symbol of Christchurch:
If anyone from overseas would like to help, you can donate to the red Cross here
or, in the months ahead, please think of New Zealand when you do your shopping, and buy our products to support our economy. This disaster is going to be a huge burden for our small population. If you’re wondering what we export, here’s a list:
produce (apples, stone fruit)
grass fed beef and lamb
butter and cheese
to name a few things that are likely to be on the shelves of your local supermarket.
This photo speaks volumes of the power of nature to derail our plans and stop us in our tracks. A petrol tanker on its way across the hills to the Port of Lyttleton, the epicentre of this latest quake.