We had such a devastating shock to see one of our prettiest cities virtually destroyed, by the huge earthquake, it kind of put me off posting frivolous things for a while. Things are still very bad in Christchurch, the state of emergency is still in place, but some schools have reopened and the worst destruction has been bulldozed down, ie mostly beautiful, iconic, historic buildings, the huge deep cracks in the road have been sort of filled in a bit and the deep volcanic silty mud that came out of the ground as sand volcano's, is being shovelled up slowly, soon life will be back to a semblance of normality.
Fortunately I was not involved at all but my daughter is still shaken up about it, and Christchurch people are still feeling multi earthquakes everyday of varying strengths, make me glad I don't live any closer. All we have been able to do is send parcels of food to feed those that have been displaced from their homes and money to help with repairs plus prayers for all of them. Thank Goodness there were no fatalities.