I’ve left Christchurch for a few days to get a break from the after shocks, the congested traffic, and the daily reminders of what happened. Everyone I know has reached their ‘need a break’ limit at different times, and mine is now!
So I am in Balclutha visiting my Mum. Balclutha is about 6 hours south of Christchurch and one of the few parts of New Zealand that doesn’t get regular quakes. I went grocery shopping today at the local New World and spotted the Jimmy’s pies for sale – something I’ve not noticed in Christchurch. Jimmy’s Pies are made in Roxburgh about 2 hours away from Balclutha. They are very good pies, and people in these parts love them. And if you move away you still love them and have one at any opportunity!