Friday, February 24, 2012

I have been tagged....

The lovely Lady Mondegreen tagged me in a post and I am finally getting round to this....

1.    I adore sapphires
2.  I have numerous scrapbooking attempts awaiting completion
3.  I don’t sleep very well
4.  I hate offal
5.  I am ambidextrous
6.  Spiders horrify me yet fascinate me.
7.   My twice cooked pork belly is to die for!
8.  I used to be indecisive but now I’m not so sure…
9.  My kids bring out the best and the worst in me!
10.                    I can’t think of one more thing

What is your earliest memory? – usually 2 in the morning.

What is your favourite museum artifact?- Egyptian mummies

Morris Dancing - Love it? Hate it? What's That?- sorry, not a fan

Lager or porter?-champagne please

What sort of camera do you use? – my film camera is a Pentax K1000 and my digital is a Fuji

What is the latest thing that you have crafted by hand?- a knitted scarf for my mum’s birthday

How many animals or pets do you have? 2 cats and 1 rabbit

Where in the World is your most memorable landscape? hm, tough one....probably somewhere in the Marlborough Sounds ona sunny day and somewhere in the mountains in winter!

Did you give/get a Valentine today? – no, it’s crap

What would you choose for a final meal?- a never-ending feast with heaps of champers and chocolate, and Spaghetti Bolognese and chocolate mousse and garlic prawns (but not with the mousse) and a huge whitebait fritter or three!

So, I think that about wraps it up for me...below photo of Scowly when she was around 2 years old, reading all about it!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

22 February 2012 A day for all things....

The above photo was taken a year ago today. It shows a backpacker hostel, across the road from my work place.

Can you believe it, no-one was killed in there. Sadly 185 souls were lost that day throughout the city. Our journey from then til now has been charted in various ways and mediums, including this blog. To say that I have 'lost my way' a bit in recent times would be true. It seems the rebuild is taking forever, our battles with our insurance company have been exhausting but at last we feel we are making headway there. I look forward to boring you all with the rebuild of my home.

Today felt weird to me. I veered between wanting to treat it like any other day, but also it was like watching a train wreck - I couldn't look away either.

My workmate and I who were in our building together that fateful day, she had to kcik open my office door and help shift stuff so I could get out, we went and had a quiet drink and raised a glass to how far we have come.

Someone once said you can't move forward without looking back. I'll drink to that, just quietly and respectfully though. Kia kaha, lovely city - we will get our groove back. Just you wait and see.