Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Life is surreal

His eyes were filling with some great emotion, as a pitcher fills with water when it is dipped in a spring.
The Waste Lands by Stephen King

Things have been busy and now things are just plain
overwhelming and scary. It all seems so surreal. Everyone I know in Christchurch is okay but that doesn't really make it that much better. I can't help worrying about M and all my friends. I just want them here and safe. Makes being at work seem completely irrelevant.

But you've got to try and keep your spirits up so here is the cake I made for a combined birthday party we had in Christchurch a few weeks ago for M and our friends.

This is before the cake made it to the party hence the awesome kitchen bench background

We ran around outside doing a crazy orienteering course, we ate lots of delicious food and even more delicious cake and we danced to awesome 80s music until I was too tired to stand up any more. Beautiful memories.


  1. I know what you mean - everything seems totally irrelevant and weird - haven't got much done at work today either. Glad your friends are safe :)

  2. I am so glad to hear you are OK. I was watching the footage on the news and worrying! It is so strange being at work when there is a disaster going on around you, I remember being at work during the floods and it just seemed so strange with so many people losing everything.

    Your cake is beautiful. It reminds me of the cakes from the Women's Weekly birthday book I had when I was little (my mother has since thrown it away! So sad). It is a masterpiece!

    Anyway, I am very glad to see a post from you hear today saying that you and your friends are OK.

  3. Glad to hear you're okay - I was watching the news this morning and it is just shocking.

  4. Hugs and hugs and hugs again, my dear. Well done for trying to focus on things that make you smile - there'll be more of such things soon, I'm sure, once everything starts to settle back into normality. xoxo

    P.S. AMAZING cake. I couldn't even begin to make such a complex piece!

  5. So glad you weren't in Chch and that the people you know are OK.
    And I love the cake- pure unadulterated nostalgia!

  6. SO glad you weren't in Chch - and I hope everyone you know down there is ok xoxo

    It's so sad and horrible, I can't even imagine what it's like down there.....


  7. So relieved you are ok. It's so incredibly sad, can't help but cry when watching the news.

  8. The arthquake in Christchurch touched me a lot as well, especially because a good friend of mine almost died there. I'm hope he's safe though.