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...