Sunday, December 26, 2010

Not so silent Sunday

Had a lovely Christmas day, sunshine and warmth...plus family and chocolate and bubbly - what's not to like!?



What we didn't like were the 3 aftershocks during the night and the belter that got us outta bed at 8am! I feel so sorry for those families just a street away from us with port-a-loos still and those round the river, am betting they spent the night huddled under their tables again. I have checked GeoNet and the biggest one was 4.2 followed by a 3.7 half an hour later, then a 2.7 which we felt as it was quite shallow. The 3.8 at 8am was the last straw for us, time to get up! The New Teen was already in osition in her doorway, all sleepy eyed and cross that the perfect Christmas had hit a bump. I think we've been slowly getting used to NOT feeling the shakes as much and now we're slightly back on egde. Mind you, as my Grandmother would say "Worse things happen at sea".  PS Since posting this we have had several more shakes, so far we have had 11 since 2am....



I tried to get some photos of the blood moon the other night, but too cloudy. Did manage to get some nice pix of them!


The deep pink was captivating. Anyway, in honour of the kinda night we had - enjoy this music from our Aussie 'cousins'....and a happy Christmas to you all, where ever you are.



10 comments:

Steve said...

Hope the rattling and rolling isn't spoiling your Christmas... wishing you and yours a very happy, very stable New Year. (Keep the bubbly flowing - it makes it feel like the ground is moving anyway...)

The Sagittarian said...

Hi Steve, well we've had 11 shakes since 2am - its getting A BIT HAIRY!!

ρομπερτ said...

Patience. Strength. Hope. For you all.

Owen said...

Hi Saj; hang in there, Mother Nature can't stay mad at you forever. Maybe you should offer her some more bubbly ?

Having the ground shake must be even more annoying than having it snow every few days when no one is ready for snow...

Be well, happy holidays, cheers !

Barry Coidan said...

Come on you guys, it's nothing like the shock the Aussies have suffered at Melbourne.

I hope you have a rattlingly good 2011.

...louciao... said...

Saj,
I'm very happy that you and yours had a lovely Christmas; and I'm very unhappy that your area has rumbled back to Shakersville.

For how long is one designated a New Teen, I wonder?

My New Year's wish for you is that the shake-rattle-and rolling will cease and desist.

kj said...

jeez sag, unsettling is the word that comes to mind. i know it's scary too but somehow i think you will all be alright.

merry merry christmas. i'm glad there were perfect parts!

love
kj

Old Cheeser said...

Oh god, more shakes and quakes?! Yes, hope it hasn't spoilt the festivities for you too much, m'dear...have a fab one!

The Sagittarian said...

Robert- Thank you, all quiet today!

Owen- happy days to you to, Bro! I took your advice, offered the Old Bat some bubbles and all now quiet. You're a genius.

Barry- agreed! Us Kiwi's find it hard to feel sorry for the Aussies.

Louciao- yes a bit less rattle and roll would be good, altho' I suspect Mother Nature's current politeness will only last for so long...

kj-ah yes, it's easy to overlook the good when the bad is in your face but usually my glass is half full so thanks for the timely reminder! xx

Old Cheeser- so pleased to see you out and about, Simon! I guess you will be putting off visiting our corner of the globe then?? :-)

The Poet Laura-eate said...

Glad you had a lovely Christmas Sagittarian.

Hope you don't have too many more earth tremors to contend with.

Or rather that the next time the earth moves, your partner is responsible! ; -)