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

7 comments:

Sharon said...

Ah, that Viv, he sure knows how to tell a story! It is very nice, also to let us know they are alright in their travels.

You are starting to get on very well, yourself, Janet! You're quite the Girl!

Terry said...

Viv really lets us share his adventures. I hope he continues to report in from time to time after he gets home (wherever home may be).

Jim said...

He sounds like a real trooper! Lucky to 'have' him in your camp Janet!

Cassie said...

That Viv gets around doesn't he? Wanted to tell you about another sister of "an Andrew" that I just read about. The post is on his&her granny's blog:

http://askgrandmaj.blogspot.com/2011/03/st-baldricks-heros.html

Looks like Andrews are lucky fellows to have such great sisters!

Janet said...

Hi Cassie ! have just popped over and checked out that blog-it is lovely ! have added to my watch list-thank you for that x

Ann said...

Jan,
Great to hear from Viv, he really is a lovely chap, I have enjoyed his photo's and messages and do hope he keeps in touch when he comes home.
Ann xx

Gill - That British Woman said...

a great story......

Gill in Canada