Joe has been travelling throughout Asia for the past eight months and at times it has been worrying to say the least - stories of trains coming off bridges, bugs and allergic reactions etc. So it was with some relief when he moved on to Christchurch, New Zealand last week. I thought he might be more settled.
Then we woke this morning to the news of the devestating earthquake that hit the city earlier today and have spent a sickening few hours trying find news of his whereabouts. I've just heard he is fine and staying with a local family so I'm relieved once more and grateful for the generosity and kindness of strangers.