Monday, January 17, 2011

EQ posts

For our EQ experience posts see Oct mainly

Friday, January 07, 2011

Welcome Home

Here we are back in Brooklands after our holiday and looking forward to an interesting year.  I am excited and overwhelmed at the possibilities in store for the Communities of the Styx area.  As people come home from holiday (of course not all have been able to have a break) there is a huge task awaiting them - rebuilding our suburbs.

Some people have had enough already - here is one local response to the waiting game for news of rebuilding

Having meet with these people and heard their story of weeks and now months of gapping sewer holes dug in their front yard  I understand their pain.  No amount of comparison to how bad it could be makes their daily life easier.

Kia kaha

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Pilgrimage part two

So obviously I didn't get the part two finished back in Nov and now I have had another trip to the diverse Super City.

This time my old boss and mentor called me back to work to give me good news about an old case.  I started my working life here with a wonderful teacher of law and life.  I do miss that life and would even consider renting a leaky home for the next few years if only I wasn't called to the Styx Communities.

I met the love of my life in this city too - the beach and a date what more could we want.

We ate and shopped at China Town; finally I have training chopsticks.  We spent time with our Auckland and Hamilton family; roller-coasting, picnicing, gift giving and just being together was a great way to begin to feel on holiday.

I finally got to experience worship Cityside style and loved their Christmas Eve service.

And now it's 2011 - I have made a resolution at the prompting of this new mentor - "not to care so much what others think".

Happy New Year - I am excited at the opportunities we face in 2011 in our island nation of diversity, pain, rebuilding and hope.