I'm having a bit of a down day today, the shock of what has happened has finally hit me (you know - when your head has known for a week, but your subconscious suddenly catches up and you cant stop crying)
Holly is coming up for a few days, I can't wait to see her, I won't want her to leave, but all we can do is support her and Nick and be here for them.
As a family we have made donations to the usual agencies - but have decided to put most of our resources into this fantastic community organisation: The Rangiora express they are cooking hot meals for the people of the eastern suburbs and flying them in by helicopter - they are awesome.
The Civil defence website continues to be a useful source of information.
and the Student volunteer army is beyond awesome - this is the future face of NZ? fantastic!
thank you for the comments and emails, our family is fine, but if you can find a way to help out - please do so, this is going to be a long haul for the people of Christchurch.