Hi everyone. I live in Christchurch New Zealand & have suffered the terrible earthquakes which have litterally flattened our beautiful city. The only thing we can be thankful for is that only two people were hurt & no-one was killed. Some of us have lost our homes depending on the type of ground our home was standing on. I was one of the lucky ones & only suffered minor damage - 2 holes in the walls where the TV set fell & broke, lost most of my lovely china, & several other items, but hey, I'm alive! I hate the nights when it's dark & the shaking of after-shocks rocks the house. So far we have had well over 150 after-shocks - some of them nearly as fierce as the enitial quake of 7.1 on the Richter scale. Most of all our old heritage buildings in town are now rubble & it will take years to replace or rebuild. The population is still reeling from it all & live in terror for the next shake. Just wish it was all over & back to whatever is normal.