Things are good because I had my daughter home
We watched however full of horror how an airplane was shot down in the Ukraine and so may people lost their lives. Among them 192 Dutch people. One couple was visiting their daughter in New Zealand but never reached her and their grand children. My heart goes out to all the families.
We were busy this weekend as our daughter visited us from Wellington
We went to the botanic gardens to do some tree study with her for an art project.
Even though we are in the middle of winter there were some
beautiful ones like this one with branches curling and swirling
We also looked together to the mini series, TV docudrama Hope and Wire about the Christchurch earthquake. Many people thought it was too early for that and that it was not realistic enough and the characters were too stereotypical. Maybe true but I liked the series anyway. The first time was a bit of a shock as it hit home while I expected I would be cool about it. I do think that a lot of things did came through in the drama somehow although it missed some things as well as the great strength and brotherhood in Christchurch during that time. But overall good storyline.
A real surprise was to see Simo as an actor in Hope and Wire. I used to work nearly next door to Mosaic, his Morocan restaurant. He and his wife are very nice helpful people and the food is absolutely delicious. He lost his restaurant a few times in the earthquakes and is a great example of resilience.