Its nice to go away but its nicer to come back home. I have just spent nearly 4 weeks in Christchurch visiting my daughter and family. I was lucky enough to get a lift to Hanmer Springs then was picked up from there by the family.
The devastation is awful after the Quake on Sept 4th, still lots of places you cannot access in the city and the suburbs. The roads around Rachel are not good at the end of her street is an enormous sink hole that they are now trying to repair. They still haven't had anybody from the EQC yet and there are a few cracks and movement in the floor.
The day after I arrived I was baby-sitting the girls when there was a big aftershock 4.8
It sounded like a train going by
and a jackhammer bashing the house, things were falling and the power went off. I have never been so scared cant begin to imagine what the big one felt like 7.1.
I finished a couple of pair of socks for the girls and they needed them as one day it was only 3 deg! I am just finishing another Theodora Sock, this is one of my favourite patterns for fit.
Well the rain has just started but it looks quite parched here so could probably do with it . Pity i have just put washing out!
Joel (GS) is coming around soon and we are going to be making some things with Polymer clay, necklaces for his sister for Christmas and other things. I made a few buttons when I was away and they turned out okay ........ need more practice though.
Have a lovely weekend wherever you are.