Thursday, February 24, 2011

Earthquakes...

On a sad note, Christchurch, NZ has been hit with another terrible earthquake measuring 6.3.

Many of the beautiful old buildings and churches have literally been destroyed and it has come as a shock to everyone and is making those of us far away feel a bit useless. David and I spent two nights there for our honeymoon and even then they hadn't fully recovered from the huge September quake (scaffolding on almost every building, chimneys crumpled and huge cracks up lovely old stone walls).

Thankfully, I have no family there but I do have friends there (who are all safe and well) - if you can donate anything at all, it would be very much appreciated.


For the fur babies - here. For the people - here.

This is a rather heart breaking article written by someone who lived through it...

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Jen

5 comments:

  1. Such a moving article - thanks for sharing.

    It is all pretty horrific. I am at work getting news snippets every so often and complements from SBS viewers about our dignified coverage - so glad we didn't stoop to the level of some news groups!

    Glad to hear your friends are ok.

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  2. My Husbie is a former Kiwi, so we are thinking of NZ-ers a lot this week. We can't watch any of the news, it's just too full on. xoxo

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  3. The news is terrible and I am thankful that your friends are safe and well. You are in my thoughts.

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  4. I thought of you this morning when I was listening to the reports on NPR. Glad to hear you're OK.

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