The day has come and gone. I was surprised. Surprised at how fun a wedding can be…yes, even for a control freak like me!


It rained. I didn’t care. I ate food even though no one said I’d remember to eat. I laughed. I cried. I danced. I loved every single minute!


But to be honest, I’m relieved it’s all over! Planning a wedding is insane.

I look forward to attending the wedding of some good friends of ours, tomorrow (on the 3rd anniversary of the big quakes – how cool is that?! ‘Stuff you’ earthquakes). I’m not the bride or the bridesmaid or anything special, just a friend who happened to get to watch two lovely people fall in love, and choose each other, for LIFE.

I know it will be beautiful. I’ll laugh. I’ll cry. I’ll eat, drink, dance the night away AND I won’t have to worry about paying any bills or sending out hundreds of thank you cards afterwards. Phew!


Metropol – Operation Heart Takes the Cover

I’m so excited that Metropol (Canterbury’s leading lifestyle magazine) has featured a beautiful photo of some of the work of Operation Heart on the cover of their March edition!

Even in the midst of great tragedy, humanity is drawn to HOPE.

“To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To hope is to risk pain.
To try is to risk failure, but risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.”

You can check out the Metropol magazine online at