Up Front by Emma Hart

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Up Front: Where You From?

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  • Lara,

    Like Robert, I'm fairly unaffected so far (apart from work in the CBD) - we live on the west side of the city in the Halswell area. September was therefore much worse for us in terms of liquefaction etc. This time around has been much harder on my mental health, but I think I'm getting there. Roads have not been much of an issue - I bike or use the bus.

    Again, its a 'what can I do?' Apart from offering 'time out to look at the horses in the paddock & pick walnuts & apples', not very much it would seem. I have a friend with no water or loo yet & she is escaping as often as possible to her Mum's place north of the city.

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    I was born in Dunedin (1988), but have lived in Christchurch since 1991. I love Wellington & Dunedin, but get homesick for the plains, the mountains, the people very quickly.

    Christchurch • Since Jul 2009 • 82 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart, in reply to Lara,

    Dude, my daughter loves horses, and is currently (and for the rest of the year) going to school out at Halswell Residential College...

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4651 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan, in reply to Lara,

    Every summer since I left Canterbury, I had found myself homesick for the plains. Mostly I envisage the road between Christchurch and ashburton, and the way it shimmers in the distance in the heat.

    I miss the alps too. In Wellington, I often feel hemmed in by the hills. And the geography of the city still boggles me. I can navigate by the port hills, but I just can't do that in welly.

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1275 posts Report Reply

  • Isabel Hitchings, in reply to Megan Wegan,

    I can navigate by the port hills, but I just can’t do that in welly.

    When I was in Wellington recently i tried to use the google maps app on my phone to find the place I was meant to be meeting friends. it kept telling me to head south but, without the port hills, I had no idea where south was.

    Christchurch • Since Jul 2007 • 719 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to Megan Wegan,

    I miss the alps too. In Wellington, I often feel hemmed in by the hills. And the geography of the city still boggles me. I can navigate by the port hills, but I just can't do that in welly.

    You mileage may vary. To me, the hills are natural fortifications.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5441 posts Report Reply

  • Lara, in reply to Emma Hart,

    Well, she'd be more than welcome to come out and see them! You can email me at lara.hawke@gmail.com if you want to sort something out :)

    Christchurch • Since Jul 2009 • 82 posts Report Reply

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