We're off to Christchurch shortly, to celebrate a significant family milestone. We were a little taken aback to see that the Garden City was hit by another reasonably significant aftershock (magnitude 4.5; 11km deep) mid-morning, so are resigned to the fact that the earth is likely to move for us at some point over the weekend!
Such is the nature of self-employment however that we'll be taking a bag-full of work with us, and the laptop will see plenty of use whilst we're not participating in celebrations. The disruption to blogging is likely to be significantly less compared to the disruption to life in Canterbury.
We'll post a few observations from Christchurch over the weekend, both in regard to the earthquake and the mayoral race, where Jim Anderton seems likely to finish second, barring any further seismic shifts.