Today's post is brought to you by the letter M and the number 3, and has nothing to do with windscreens.
M is for Memorial Day, a hastily arranged public holiday for the province of Canterbury complete with 2hour memorial service in Hagley Park... lined with grieving families, random dignitaries and local residents.No, I didn't go... I couldn't cope with the thought of all those people, all that traffic and the sheer earnestness of it all. I wanted to be able to dip in and out, to wander off and do something else when the prayers and the calls to God/Allah/Budda etc were going on... and boy am I glad I was able to walk away from Dame Malvina Major murdering "You'll never walk alone".
I also had a kitchen to unpack...
RIP little blue house (we say farewell even though you're still standing!)
1: Sept 4th
There was a lovely sunset tonight, a colourful ending to a notable day... a day for looking back but also for looking forwards, for there is much to be done - by and for all of us who remain here.
CBD video (14mins)