Saturday, September 4, 2010


An interesting night. We were woken up at about half past four in the morning by a loudish noise and lots of shaking and rattling. This was followed by a brief period of swaying like we were on a ship. After a moment it dawned - oh yes - an earthquake. It wasn't very bad here but I think Christchurch would have got a pretty good shake up - thats where the earthquake was centered as I discovered when I went on line.

These are quite common around here but are normally just mild to the point of almost undetectable. This was quite a good one :)

I've always found these things to be interesting rather than scary although I have to say I've never been in a really big one - that would be scary!

Wow!!! I just saw the coverage of poor old Christchurch. Its a bit of a mess. Hope the relatives aren't too damaged. Seems like nobody has died at least.

The photos are a sort of before and n0w on my kitchen. Not finished yet but at least it works better now and I don't have to use the laundry tub as a kitchen sink :)

viv in nz


Tread Softly said...

oh my, glad it wasn't too bad for you!

knutty knitter said...

Was pretty ok considering what happened further north :)


daharja said...

The kitchen looks heaps better and more manageable. It's about the same size as ours :-)

The morning after the earthquake I thought about you on that steep hill, and wondered whether you had slid off it. I'm so glad all is well. The old Scots built their houses well - even on the steepest street in the world, it seems!

knutty knitter said...

Oh yes, definitely :)