When I booked tickets for a weekend in Auckland, it was before the earthquake, and I was going to be enjoying my first days away from my two boys. Then we had the quake, so it changed into a weekend to escape all the destruction and madness that was going on around here.
Then, twelve hours before I left, a catastrophic quake and tsunami hit Japan, and my weekend away became something of a weekend of feeling in awe of mother nature, and feeling very lucky.
Looking at my photos, I think it is safe to say I sought solace in food.
Seriously, all my photos were food photos. Except for these ones (sorry about the light) of what looked like a cute commercial building, but actually seems to be someone's house.