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Can we start to love our new hometown, Christchurch?


One thing that came in to my mind when I was walking to the bus was that question. Can we learn to love this city? It is amazing how well people are dealing with the earthquake.

I have seen so many innovative and inspiring new projects around the city.  The museum of art was badly damaged by the earthquake, so instead of closing down they are displaying art everywhere in the city as part of the Outer space programme. And don’t forget all the small contributions to the innovative city. I will tell you more about this later on.

The rebuild takes a long time, but that could be a positive thing. Now they can remake the inner city a lot more than would be possible in other cities. And really try hard to turn the city to something great. And we really like the plan they have for the rebuild of Christchurch.

When we arrived I had some split feelings about the munted (destroyed) city. We where not prepared for what awaited for us. We have seen so many empty houses that are waiting for demolition and empty properties.  At least there are a lot of parking places.

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More memories.

Some more memories from our travel:


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Start working, settling down.

First week on the new work has been good. As always there are a lot of new impressions and a lot of things to take in. We have had a marvellous vacation and trip. Feels great to start work after 4 month of vacation. It is a relief that I got a job and a work permit.

Now we now that we can stay in New Zealand for a while (longer than 3 month). Our application for residency is handled by Immigrations. The kids are starting in School during next week. The school we looked at last week where so good that we signed up direct. Things are getting in place. Our vacation trip feels far away. Here are some memories:


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