Nelson is OK

In view of yet another big earthquake in Christchurch today, I'm going to interrupt my naval gazing to let you know that Nelson is OK, and we are OK.  Thank you for asking.  In fact, I heard that people felt the shake from the bottom of the South Island in Invercargill to halfway up the North Island in Hamilton, but so far I don't know of anyone in Nelson who felt anything.  But I spent the day parked in front of the telly from 1.30PM to 11PM today hemming cashmere scarves.  It was a strange day.   

This time, however, the quake was much shallower, at mere 5km, and much closer to the Christchurch city center; the nearby port town of Lyttleton was reportedly decimated, but we have very little coming out of Lyttleton so far, and only seconds of visuals. 

There was a meeting of New Zealand and Australian pediatricians in central Christchurch and among others, these doctors rushed to assist the wounded.  150 Australian search and rescue specialist, (they had a special name - urban something) have also arrived at Christchurch and the rescue will continue overnight. 

Please keep the people of Christchurch and greater Canterbury Region in your prayers.


  1. Thanks for posting as I read the headlines, I thought of you and your family. I will keep those affected in my prayers.

  2. Sorry to hear about the quake, Meg...glad you're okay. I live in quake country, too.

  3. Thank you, everybody. I should have posted this earlier, but I was glued to the television and radio for 10.5 hours and then a bit dazed for a couple of hours afterwards.

  4. Sorry for the victims in Christchurch, but wanted to check here right away to see if your house was ok.
    I'm glad it missed you.

  5. Thanks, Susan. We are fine - life as usual - so strange.

  6. Just thought I'd check in to let you know that we're fine - we just got our power and phone back last night.

    (May be heading up to Picton today, haven't decided yet)

  7. Oh, thank goodness you are fine. I thought to email you Mum, but then part of me didn't want to bother folks if something dire was happening to their families. Do keep us updated.

    Oh, so so glad you're OK.


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