When it comes to pink, especially candy pinks, my inner Elle Woods comes right on out. So when I spotted this beautiful dress in an Auckland vintage store when we were on our honeymoon, I knew it had to be mine. I love the crochet detailing on the top, and the matching trim on the sleeves. It is now one of my classics I turn to for dinner dates with our friends. Snaps for Elle!!
After a week of scary aftershocks, and another big earthquake on Wednesday morning, the city is finally settling down enough for people to start picking up the pieces and dealing with the damage around the city after the 7.1 quake that hit at 4:35am on Saturday, September 4th. Although we are very lucky not to have had any fatalities, so many buildings and houses are in tatters after the quake, and the aftershocks made many buildings weaker trying to cope with the constant movement. I feel like I am starting to settle down now, but that was the scariest week of my life, and I am very glad to have it over with. Toto and Bob are very shaky, as each tremor shook them up alot, and I wish that I could calm them by explaining why the house is shaking every hour, and that it will eventually stop. Here are some photos of my city, and the damage this event has caused. I can say with certainty that the city will never quite look the same again. The Repertory Theatre. My husband and I have performed in two musicals in this gorgeous old theatre, and they are trying to save it from having to be being pulled down.
In the CBD.
A twisted bridge in one of Christchurch's suburbs.
Down Victoria street, in the CBD. There was so much damge to these buildings that they had to be demolished so they didn't endanger people in the aftershocks.
This beautful family manor was an historic buliding just outside of Christchurch, very close to the faultline. The triple brick house crumbled under the strength of the first quake, and amazingly, the family owners who were inside when the quake hit managed to get out without any serious injuries.
A travel agency in Merivale.
A crushed car in the CBD.
The clock tower in town. It stopped when the first earthquake hit.
One of many lovely churches with damage to them.
Thinking of all those people out there with demolished homes or businesses, and hoping that they can piece their lives back together as quickly as possible. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
As I'm sure many already know, there was a very scary earthquake here in Christchurch at 4:30 this morning. It measured 7.1 on the Richter scale, with aftershocks of around 6 on the Richter scale, and boy was it terrifying. There have been no deaths, but a lot of damage and it has been sad seeing so much of the city in ruins. I woke up bolt up right as soon as the quake started, woke my husband, grabbed Toto, and yelled at my husband to grab Bob and go under the dining room table where we waited for about 40 minutes throughout the very strong aftershocks. Hoping everyone is ok and glad that the quake is over! Special thoughts to our dear friends Vanessa and Warren who have two gorgeous vintage stores in the area with most damage. Hope you guys don't have too much damage xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I am a New Zealand born woman living with my son Romeo, my husband Nic and our Animal companions Toto, Thumper and Audrey and I am passionate about Animal Rights and the Environment. My life changed in a wonderful way when I joined SAFE (Save Animals from Exploitation) and committed to a Vegan lifestyle. Then another challenge arrived this year when I decided to transition to a Zero Waste life after realizing that my love of nature and the Environment was not aligned with the way I was living. Follow me on my journey as an Animal Rights and Environmental Activist writing about going Zero Waste and how to have a full and happy life as a Zero Waste Herbivore.