My hubby is busy to find a way to get to Holland as his mum is terminally ill, so times are not good.
We are kind of in survival mood. During such times we learn what live is all about and even the youngest do. Read this beautiful piece on a school blog from a ten year old and give him a comment.
I walked with my friend through part of the city bordering the red zone as she hadn't seen the damage yet over there. We had a look at Christ College, Christchurch oldest school. It is a private, boarding school, modelled on the Public English Schools like Westminster School and Eton College. As you see on the picture it has undergone some damage but is still in use.
Relocated students in less romantic places. The building and place
is was gorgeous and I love the Gothic dining Hall which is based on the Great Hall at Christ Church in Oxford. It has quite a Harry Potter feel to it.
A church next to the Radio new Zealand building. Only the door is standing up.
Rumours this week in the local paper say that since the June earthquake the damage in the Art Centre is so significant that it might not be restored. Let's hope for the best.
A glimpse of the provincial chambers
A birdy contemplating life in Christchurch
and a bit of good news I finally found this stone on the Internet which can predict earthquakes ;)