The other week we drove up to Christchurch to meet up with our friends The Sutton family from our church in the UK.

We spent the Sunday with them and went to church, and then had a walk around the city – visiting some of their old haunts, as they lived in Christchurch about 8 years ago. The centre of Christchurch is a bit of a sad place post-earthquakes, but you can see the resilience of the city with the container city – shops and cafes made out of shipping containers, and the rebuild going ahead where it can where insurance claims allow. For example, a cardboard cathedral has been built, which is exactly as it says on the tin – a cardboard cathedral! We had a lovely day with the Suttons, and it was sad to leave them, but we were very grateful for the time we spent together. Thank you The Suttons! 🙂

The next day, Mrs. E, myself and The Spaniel went to Sumner beach, followed by Christchurch  Gondola in the Port Hills. Fortunately, the cloudy skies cleared up as we went up the gondola and the views were amazing. We could see from Lyttleton Harbour through to the Cantebury Plains and the Southern Alps.

Christchurch was good to us that weekend, thank  you

I think the pictures speak for themselves…

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