Thursday, September 30, 2010

I hate Earthquakes

I am going insane not having a camera to take pics. I have a few outfit pictures left from before the Earthquake and thats trying to space them out cos when I have none left theres no point me posting cos there will be no pics and it'll be rather boring :( I emailed EQC again and no reply. Not sure what to do really, I guess there isnt much I can do but wait.

These pics were taken at our old place. Its going to be great when I finally get a camera that works as we have a backyard now and its getting lighter at night so I'll be able to take outside pics.

Wedges - Cotton On
Tights - Farmers
Skirt - Glassons
Top - Kmart
Cardy - Glassons
Belt - Dotti

We have still been having aftershocks - we had a biggish one today while I was on the phone to a customer at work - not cool!Otherwise I think I am becoming immune to the smaller ones now.

Im going to Wellington next week for a few days with my bf and to see Paramore live so im super excited about that! Im hoping to be able to borrow my mates camera to take some pics.

Weekend tomorrow yay! Hope you all have a fab weekend xxx

Friday, September 24, 2010

Long time no see.....

Sorry Ive been AWOL good ol earthquake and moving house hasnt helped! The internet signal is crap here so that has super not helped as well lol. I signed up for Telstra today but they cant come until next Saturday so we have to put up with the crap signal until then. We are actually meant to have no signal at all so I guess we arent doing too bad! My camera is still broken as the EQC have not contacted me about my claim so havent been able to do any outfit pics. I still have a few from before the earthquake tho - here is another outfit I created with my newish leopard print skirt and wedges-

Wedges - Cotton On
Tights - Farmers
skirt - Cotton On
Top - Kmart
Necklace - $1 to $8 shop
Bangle - Cotton On
Rings - Various


We are mostly all settled in the new house just a few more things to unpack and coming across a few things not going. Nothing major though. I am loving having my own driveway and a backyard! Oh and a house that is one story!! Or just a house rather than an apartment lol. We are having a house warming tomorrow night bit if a last minute thing but all the usuals will be there so tis all good!

Hope you all have a great weekend xx

Friday, September 17, 2010

683 Aftershocks Later & moving!

As my title suggests the lady on Nightline just confirmed we have had 683 aftershocks in Christchurch and still you can imagine im a bit over it by now!! I have been at work all week, well except Monday as my sleeping has been the worst it has ever been :( So bad I couldnt even function properly actually scared the shit out of me!

Enough depressing shit though huh? On a good note we are moving house tomorrow yay! We get our own 3 bedroom house, our own yard, garage and driveway yay! Looking forward to it, although not the moving and having to clean bit haha. We've got mates and my brother here to help though so shouldnt be too bigger deal plus we arent moving very far - less than ikm away in fact.

My camera is still broken as the EQC hasnt bothered to contact me about my claim so heres another outfit pic I hadnt posted yet:

Boots - The Warehouse
Tights - Farmers
Skirt - Cotton On
Top - Supre
Leather Jacket - Glassons

I have wanted to inject some leopard print into my wardrobe, I bought the most gorgeous dress off Trademe awhile back but it was too small and there were no bigger sizes :( So I settled on this skirt from Cotton On - not bad for $10!!

Not sure when we will have the internet up and running in the new house so I'll be back as soon as I can xxx

Monday, September 13, 2010

The aftermath

Christchurch is slowly starting to go back to normal, kids are going back to school, adults to work. Alot of people are still unable to live in their homes though unfortunately. We are still suffering from over 300 aftershocks but they do seem to be getting weaker and less frequent. Buildings are being torn down, they will be rebuilt but its going to be weird seeing all these new buildings being built around the for me I couldnt even go into work today I have the worst insomnia ever normally and on top of this and a few other things I wont go into I am basically getting no sleep....its really taking its toll on me to be honest, I dont even know how I make it from day to day my head just feels all heavy and ugh......I wont bore you with my whinging, I will still be on here but only posting sporadically as I have no camera :( I am also shifting house this weekend so will be busy, packing, trying to sleep, working and unpacking!

I do still have a few outfi pics I hadnt posted yet so heres one:

Top - Jay Jays
Jeans - Jay Jays
Wedges - Cotton On

Hope you are all well - bring on no aftershocks and summer!!


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Earthquake Update

Further to my previous post I'd just like to declare that I am over this shit and I am sick of living in fear worrying about the next quake!

We have had continual aftershocks since the 7.1 magnitude quake at 4.35am Saturday morning. The biggest aftershock we have experienced in my opinion was this morning. I was in bed and I was home along as the bf had gone to work, it broke a picture frame and threw everything off my duchess. It was onky 5.1 magnitude (the biggest magnitude aftershock we have had is 5.4) but it was very shallow only 6km deep and 10km from centre of Christchurch hence the force of it! There has been at least 3 smaller aftershocks since.

If you would like to see more information regarding the quake this is a very informative website

I managed to get some pictures before my camera died - it fell over in the quake but I only realised it had been damaged when I tried to zoom - now it is stuck with the zoom out & wont do anything :( So no camera for me for awhile.

This is our kitchen after the big quake - doesnt look that bad but there is glass all over the tiles that reached the carpet which you cant see.

Stanmore Road a few blocks (if that) from the house we are moving to next weekend and which our current street is also off.

Shops on Hills Road


Someones front fence on Hills Road

                             This is my neighbours car which was smashed by their chimney :(

This is a building opposite to where I used to park my car at my last job

Roads blocked off - I was supposed to have a photshoot at CPIT Saturday morning...

Honestly this has been the scariest thing I have ever experienced in my life. I am very lucky that I am not one of the people that has lost their home. My friends and family are ok, however one workmate has lost her house :( The scary thing about that is that it is less than 1km away from where I live!

Its now Wednesday and I have not been at work, I was supposed to go in at 9am today but with the aftershock this morning at 7.50am it cut power to our building. I am waiting to hear from my boss. To be honest I dont know if I want to go in or not - I work in Insurance claims and as you can imagine its going to be very emotional and hard to talk to people. I do realise life goes on but I am living in fear - when will the next aftershock be? Will there be another big one? Lack of sleep has me feeling like a zombie which isnt helping either!

Hopefully my workmate is coming over shortly to keep me company! Take care everyone xxx

Monday, September 6, 2010


Dear readers you have probably heard that there was a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in my hometown of Christchurch New Zealand. I have just got the internet back tonight, we have had power and water the whole time which is good and no damage to our house other than a few broken glasses - we were very lucky! Im just trying to catch up on everything at the moment - will post again soon when I have more time - still getting aftershocks :(

Scariest thing I have ever experienced in my life!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

New Shoes......again

Sorry ive been a bit MIA this week, time has gotten away from me and I havent had a chance to get on! Finally the weekend again yay :) These are the 3 pairs of shoes I got awhile ago I havent got around to posting them until now, the wedges on the left are what Ive been waiting ages for but I want black!! I still havent heard from them so I dont think im gonna be getting black ones :( I couldnt have none so I had to buy these lol Im jst not sure on the colour! There like a beigy/greeny odd colour not sure what they go with - shall be interesting!

Boots - Cotton On, Wedges - Wild Pair, Ankle wedges - Cotton On - all on special yay!

I picked up a dress today I won on Trademe it looks pretty cute, hope it looks just as cute on lol. Havent had a chance to try it on yet! Its more of a going out dress though so wonder if i'll got out this weekend.....

My outfit for today is comfy and simple - added my new boots hehe

Boots - Cotton On
Tights - Farmers
Skirt - Supre
Top - Jay Jays
Cardy - Jay Jays
Belt - Dotti
Headband - Mums
Earrings - A gift

Hope you all have a great weekend xxx