Something I didn't get to write about was the burglary of my flat the week after that. In total we lost three laptops, a bag, and an iPod. Unfortunately it was a hard hitting reminder to back stuff up. My insurance doubled the excess to $500 because it was theft (?) and now today, two months later, I have a replacement laptop. It is very shiny so I hope it doesn't get stolen any-time soon.
So no thanks to the muppets who took advantage of the chaos around the earthquake, the looters and the thieves. At some stage I would really like to tell the "Comfort" story to thank the amazing people I had the pleasure of meeting through the ordeal.
For now I'd really like to improve my writing so I have decided to do a post-a-day. Random topics allowed, I might put some on bitsofpy.blogspot.com instead of here and I might try queue one or two posts up. I wonder if I'll make it through the long weekend!