It's been hard to know what to say about Christchurch in this space. We had some worries for family and friends, obviously, who all made it through the shake o.k. M in particular couldn't get hold of his mum (who works in a big old brick building in the centre of town) for a number of hours, we were so relieved to hear from her just before dinner.
Looking through my archives, I found these photos I took way back in 2008. We've lived in Auckland for 2.5 years now (!!!), but Christchurch has a special place in my heart.