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Forever marked…

Today, there is a global telethon fundraising event, to raise money for the Christchurch Earthquake Relief fund. I started watching the coverage on TV at 9am when it began – and quickly realized just how much the quake has effected me. I’m forever marked, forever changed by it.  My family and I got off lucky…
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Refugees, Evacuees.. that is we!

The girls and I are officially classed as ‘refugees’ or ‘evacuees’ now, due to the fact we are ‘temporarily displaced’ from our home because of the earthquake.  The quake hit 11 days ago, and my area is still without water, power, and sewer, so we are still camped out with my parents. To be honest,…
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Devastation hits my city.. It’s bad this time.

I am really emotionally drained, and pretty much traumatized.  I had just arrived at my parents when the quake hit – I had put Emmy on the floor, went to smell Mum’s flowers she got for her birthday, and then the house started shaking. I raced to Emmy, falling over on the way, and knew…
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Standing still… Time, that is.

It has now been a week since ‘the big one’ hit, and I have to say, I feel really really out of kelter.  It is like life – in Christchurch – has stood still, yet everywhere else, it has continued at its usual 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year…
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