Where, oh where has this year gone?
I truly can't believe that Christmas Day is almost here once again.
It has certainly been a big year.
I've been on my own here at home for a couple of days as Brunnel and the girls have gone ahead to the bach. (A bach is the NZ term for a beach cottage!)
The house feels so quiet!
Anyway, having a quiet moment to myself, I was looking around, and I couldn't help but think how lucky I am. Here I am in my beautiful newly renovated home, while today the poor people of Christchurch were enduring yet more strong earthquakes, breakages and liquefaction. It must be awful living on the edge constantly. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be strong enough to cope.
Over two years ago, when we first started planning our renovation, I used this image as an example of how our house felt. Obviously, it was a gross exaggeration. Aestheticly, our house might have felt like this, but the reality wasn't remotely the same. And using this image has weighed heavily on my mind ever since the destructive Christchurch earthquakes, because a house like this is now a reality for so many people. It was weighing heavily before I received an anonymous comment pointing out this very fact.
A comment that still came with a smile. I'm suitably humbled. And sorry.
Eight months in Camp David & I have a lovely home.The solution isn't quite so clear cut for Christchurch.
(44 quakes today, 4892 since the most devastating in February. No exaggeration.)
So, to my anonymous commentator, thank you, and oh how I wish calm days ahead for you.
Fine, sunny, beach days.
A cornucopia of all the things you love (just like this inspiration board of mine!)
Merry Merry Christmas all my blogging friends.
Thank you so much for reading, and for making me feel so welcome over at your blog patch.
I'll see you all in a week or so!
Amanda xxPin It