I woke up at 5.22 in the morning from the fury and sound of a mild earthquake which had its epicentre 9km from the city centre so one could say it was inside the city!
I have lived the 1978 huge 6,5 R scale earthquake that caused lots of deaths and ruins in my city so every time I feel an earthquake that's what I remember, my 12-year-old summer experience.
I am not afraid of earthquakes (not as much as I am afraid of thunderstorms anyway!) and living in an earthquake abound area I am used to them but despite that I can't stand the chill of a morning sudden earthquake awakening.
So I couldn't go back to sleep and started doing lots of chores.
I had coffee and put away all my Christmas decorations. Having done that I started changing position to certain furniture!!!!!
Then I did some schoolwork and then some open market shopping.
Then relaxed and confident went to school. The first day was dedicated to what we did at Christmas and I showed my students what a Christmas cracker is. My friend Cathy had sent me a packet of them last year so I kept them and used some with the family on the Christmas dinner and some with my students. It was fun!
I also introduced Maija to them!!!They were really happy to meet her!
Back in December now....two heavy parcels arrived.Both from my Scottish friends John and Juliana!
Here are some pics!
Juliana took so much care to wrap everything beautifully!
A huge cross stitch book and some cross stitch kits. I have to find time to do some more cross stitch in 2012!
And last but not least a cross stitched sea glass card and some magnificent sea glass boulders from Seaham in England!