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#1 Chchgirl

Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:17 PM

It has been 2 years since the earthquake at 12.51pm. Not many words to say but we are thinking of you here over the Tasman, family and friends know it but for others that I don't know but are there-definitely in my thoughts..xx

Edited by Chchgirl, 22 February 2013 - 06:21 PM.

#2 cesca

Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:26 PM

Two years.  It's been a reasonably sombre day today here in Christchurch, most workplaces and schools had a minute of silence at 12.51pm, and there were also plenty of memorial services.

It seems like it was so long ago, but then it also seems like yesterday.  So weird.

It would be nice to get some insurance claims sorted out one of these years though.  rolleyes.gif

Edited by cesca, 22 February 2013 - 07:56 PM.

#3 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:29 PM

Indeed....a timely reminder, thanks OP. I really hope the people of Christchurch are recovering and their beautiful city gets restored.

#4 Bluestocking

Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:35 PM

sad.gif I do hope the city is starting to recover, they have been through so much.

#5 Therese

Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:39 PM

Wow. I can't believe it has been two years. I am thinking of everyone in Christchurch and especially our EB members who were there and have family there.

#6 crazyone2989

Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:47 PM

Can't believe it has been two years. Still makes me sad thinking about, not sure if I could ever face going back (was born there and went to school for a few years), just too sad.

#7 cesca

Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:59 PM

LOL, I was reading this and we've just been rumbled by a gentle aftershock - first one I've felt in a while.  A 4.1, long and rolling.

Mother Nature is celebrating the anniversary too.  original.gif

#8 Coffeegirl

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:28 PM

We're watching a doco about the earthquake on SBS one now.

So sad to see buildings that we've been in, slept in, just reduced to rubble.    DH is a Kiwi and I spent considerable time in CHCH, with work, when we lived in NZ.  

Thinking of you all.

#9 Peanut

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:34 PM

Our thoughts are with our NZ neighbours, hope that you don't get another one anytime soon.  sad.gif

I can't believe its already been 2 years.

#10 Chchgirl

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:37 PM

QUOTE (cesca @ 22/02/2013, 08:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Two years.  It's been a reasonably sombre day today here in Christchurch, most workplaces and schools had a minute of silence at 12.51pm, and there were also plenty of memorial services.

It seems like it was so long ago, but then it also seems like yesterday.  So weird.

It would be nice to get some insurance claims sorted out one of these years though.  rolleyes.gif

I know, the cousins house in Dallington is a rebuild and looks to drag out amongst others I know.., I'm sure you know even more people affected than me..x

Edited by Chchgirl, 22 February 2013 - 08:38 PM.

#11 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:39 PM

It seems incredible it is 2 years.

It's also beyond incredible that the insurance dramas continue.  Just so not fair.

#12 Chchgirl

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:42 PM

Went back last April, was supposed to move back on 26th may but dh got sick so we had to cancel the day before..

I'm off there on 19th april for 10 days for the first time with my girls on our own, still love it now nevertheless..

#13 cesca

Posted 23 February 2013 - 01:38 PM

On a more positive note, Christchurch is evolving into a cool little city.  Take a look at this video:

It's definitely never boring here, that's for sure!  biggrin.gif

Edited by cesca, 23 February 2013 - 01:38 PM.

#14 Chchgirl

Posted 23 February 2013 - 01:55 PM

I agree Cesca, I love coming back for that reason, this time there seems to be more and more opening and I think it's great!

On the upside my kids love it there, can't wait to go back and would probably prefer a one way airfare!

I liked Chch a lot when we used to visit regularly over the years, when we moved there I will admit to not liking it in the first four months or so, but then came back to Oz and realised how much I liked it!

Edited by Chchgirl, 23 February 2013 - 02:01 PM.

#15 Bart.

Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:28 PM

Wow.  Two years.   mellow.gif It doesn't seem that long.  

I'm a Kiwi from the North Island and I love Christchurch.  I've always felt so at home there.  It will take a very long time to recover, especially since many of the residents moved in fear (not that I blame them).

It's awesome to see the residents are rebuilding such a wonderful city.


Edited by Bart., 23 February 2013 - 02:29 PM.

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