Saturday, March 12, 2011

Jan and her family leave for Christchurch

Jan with her husband Ronnie,her daughter Catriona and her Mum. Time for a break in a safe haven. For the last two weeks they have been with a friend in Palmerston North, a friend in Napier and then stayed with us for 5 days. The Christchurch earthquake left their house with out power, phone, water or sewer for over 2 weeks. There was some damage to their house but has not been assessed yet. Jans wonderful studio in the Historic stone build in the centre of the CBD was hit hard. Canterbury Arts Centre. Jan was lucky to come out of her studio safely. The building crumbled around her. Gear was tipped over, smashed and materials for bookbinding such as her paper and card stocks were sprayed with water from the sprinklers. Jan was soaked as well. She was very glad to find her family safe when they managed to get back together.

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