It’s been a wee while between posts eh? This Covid thing is a tad tedious and really has gotten in the way of things. But this week I’ve been able to get onto an aircraft and do my job. In-person.
A flight to Christchurch. So many emotions. I’d not been there for about 3 years.
I noticed that I had a heightened sense of anxiety on the Airbus. Too many kids on board for comfort, knowing that they’re basically the superspreaders. Certainly in the case of my colleagues who’ve fallen!
I have observations. Firstly, I sense that Cantabrians are more positive. There’s a sense they’ve turned the corner. There’s been so much growth in the rebuild, but there’s another decade of rebuild ahead. No, matter. I can see how awesome this city is going to be.
I noticed that the roads are done. Smooth riding. The undulations are gone.
I love the laneways that have been developed.
The 30km limit in the city is irritating, especially as I was reminded by my car constantly to pay attention to the regulations.
I was able to take time to reflect at the CTV memorial. I have to do this. And will continue to do so.
Observations: taxi fares from airport to CBD are extortionate. Car parking is cheap (if you can find one).
I love that everything is pretty much 15 minutes away.
The food and coffee culture is booming. So many options. Do check out the Riverside Market. It’s fabulous.
I can’t wait to return. And I am so grateful that my work will need me to be in Christchurch regularly!
Life is good.