Yesterday was a dark day for New Zealand. Just before 1 pm, the biggest city in our beautiful South Island was hit by yet another earthquake, but this time the damage was much worse than the quake suffered last September.
People were out and about in the central city as the spire crumbled from the cathedral, buildings buckled and folded, roads tore open and water began pouring out. As of writing, 75 people have been confirmed dead and 300 people are listed as being still missing. Rescue workers are desperately trying to get any possible survivors out from crumbled buildings.
Thank you for your messages of support and enquiries about how we are doing. Christchurch is about 5 hours' drive from our city, so we are all thankful to be safe. My friends and family who live in Christchurch are fine, as far as I know. It's all so shocking and sad and I wish there was more I could do to help. My father and uncle are travelling there this afternoon to help with the rescue effort. I've updated my etsy shop and will donate proceeds from any sales made today to the NZ Red Cross. If you would like to make a donation to the relief fund, there is a list of options here. Dear people of Christchurch, if you're reading this, our thoughts and love are with you all the time, kia kaha. X