Friday, 25 March 2011
Free hugs for Viv in Christchurch !
Last week I received another update from Viv -rather than re-write the story myself I thought I would just copy his email out [ Viv writes so much better than me ! ] he writes.....
A couple of days ago , we went to the Earthquake Memorial Service . It was a humbling experience .Upwards of 40,000 people were there , including Prince William of Wales aswell as me and Betty .The two minutes silence was amazing - all those people silent and motionless ,not a sound , even the birds fell quiet.
Anyway , after the formalities were over , there was a rather more relaxed atmosphere and suddenly a gaggle of ladies appeared ,offering free hugs ,what could a chap do ? Under cover of a different hat ,I just had to take my chance. The photo is the result , but speaking of risk , If the left hand looks a little risque ,it was only in the interests of making sure the notice remained visible to all !
Well thats my story anyway !
Leaving the shaking city on the 26 th of April to return to Wales.
Thank you so much Viv for keeping us all informed and for making us feel involved- [and not forgetting - giving us all a chuckle over your latest antics!! ] also for supporting " My brother Andrew " awareness campaign- you have been a great supporter- safe journey home , please keep in touch ! love to Betty..... All of Andrews family xx