A few years ago, we drove a camper van around the New Zealand South Island and had the most sensational time. We fell truly, madly, deeply in love with the people and the place. It is truly an exquisite country.
It's hard to reconcile our memories with the images and stories flooding our TV and computer screens at the moment. I can not begin to imagine the terror, grief and shock nor the feelings of helplessness.
My thoughts and prayers are with those affected.