Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Good News Amidst the Bad.

  We have had some good  news that a wee baby girl has been born to 2 very dear young friends in Canada. Congratulations to ME and D and also Grandparents D and N. We are so happy for you all.



*Thank You to all those of you who have sent your Best Wishes. To those of you who were worried I live in the Northern half of the North Island well away from the earthquake in Christchurch. I do know news of the devastation in Christchurch and Canterbury has been on TV news in many countries. Many other NZ Blog friends have put photos on their blogs.
Debs and Shirley and Laurie has John Key's ( Prime Minister ) speech . Laurie also mentioned that Deb was safe - That is wonderful. Does anyone know about Darlene in Lyttleton ?
TV news seems reluctant to update Death toll figures .  75 confirmed dead and possibly 300 unaccounted for.
 We still have not been able to contact our cousin J and her husband A who live in Christchurch, so will keep trying.
 Tomorrow we need to attend the funeral of our old neighbour. That now will more difficult with all the emotional roller coaster we are all feeling here in NZ.


Andrea said...

Such an awful tragedy - please let us know if you manage to contact your cousins xxx

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Ali -- the death and destruction has been so sad. It's so good to know that you are safe.

Bubble said...

Ali, its terrible our love and prayers are with all that have been affected. I really can't believe how much damge and devastation has been caused. It must feel awful for you guys too. Love to all <3 <3 <3 <3

By Hoki Quilts said...

Ali, Deb was able to tell me that yes she and her family are safe. Darlene (who lives in Lyttleton) has had to decamp to the family batch as her house is unliveable, however she is safe also. Only spasmodic power at the moment and not many with water either. A bonus is that the phones are still working.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I hope you find your cousin and her family safe. We have followed the news here in the states - best to you.

molly said...

So glad that you are safe!

Meggie said...

We have managed to contact all rellies and friends in Chch. Thankfully they are all safe. Not so sure about dear blog friends, but hoping for the best.
Gom, and our children were all born in Chch, so we are really sad and sorry to see the beautiful old City destroyed.
I loved that city, which was my home for 20 years.