Christchurch was dealt another blow yesterday - several serious aftershocks shuddered through the city, causing more damage and undoing the hard work that Cantabrians have been doing over the last six months. The psychological damage would be enough to defeat most people and at a time when they should be relaxing with family and friends.
My family and I all have lovely homes and to know that Christchurch are dealing with uncertainty, damage, breakages and liquidifcation - it is at once humbling and heartbreaking.
I have overseas colleagues and friends expressing their concern and dismay at the latest event.
Christchurch - our heartfelt thoughts are with you and I hope in this difficult time, some calmness and brights stars come through for you.