I have to share a few of the photos I took at Alexander's going up to Cubs ceremony - he was so proud. He had to be blindfolded and led through an obstacle course to show trust in his fellow cubs - I don't think they had much faith in the plank staying where it was meant to be somehow!
How he is a Cub, no longer a Joey
These are a couple of photos of the samples I have been working on from the free online workshops from Isobell Hall and Maggie Grey's new book. They are lots of fun, but I don't seem to be able to settle to anything properly just at present..............
Perhaps because of the events over the ditch - I had an email on Thursday saying that Christchurch Botanic Gardens had sustained a huge amount of damage this time, losing lots of its very large trees because of liquefaction causing them to pop out of the ground, taking lots more trees, sculptures and structures with them as they fell
Not sure if these are still there - they were magnificent in November
Amazingly this old conservatory survived unharmed!
The whole tragedy is so awful it does not bear thinking about - we can only hope that somehow they can rebuild their shattered lives. I would much rather face a category 5 cyclone than an earthquake - at least you have some warning, and when it is gone it is over, not repeating like all the aftershocks.