Fugue State

I have reached that stage again; the one where I am not sleeping enough and my first thoughts when I bing awake at 4am are ones of organisation, planning and packing. I am not surprisingly dead set exhausted and dragging through the week in a type of fugue state. I am not sure whether it … Continue reading Fugue State

The Red Zone

Last night I went to a farewell dinner for 2 of my work colleagues here in Christchurch at Winnie Bagoes. It was a fantastic relaxed night with great people and great pizza! I decided to walk back to my B&B from the restaurant, and realised my route took me through the red zone of central … Continue reading The Red Zone


I have escaped the ongoing earthquakes in Wellington by flying to Christchurch. Because it make sense to go to a place that was completely munted by two earthquakes three years ago, and which they are still rebuilding. I have come down here for work, not actually to escape the earthquakes, but how awesome is that … Continue reading Christchurch

An unexpected long weekend

Yesterday morning, during another sizeable earthquake before breakfast, I raced out of bed down my hallway though the kitchen and was about to head outside when I realized, I am not dressed for this. I spent Sunday mostly lounging around; doing chores, cooking, reading, watching DVDs, monitoring geonet.co.nz compulsively and reaffirming all the quakes I … Continue reading An unexpected long weekend


So, today I experienced my first earthquake since being back in NZ this time. Something I could have lived without. It wasn't even on my list of things to do! Super scary but all is OK. It was a 5.7 magnitude, but shallow with an epicentre 8km deep which explained the classification of severe. Luckily … Continue reading Earthquake!