I'm not feeling very festive today. Yesterday New Zealand had a terrible tragedy. There had been 29 mine workers trapped for six days in a mine after an explosion. Nobody had been able to get in to attempt a rescue or even to see if there was any sign of life. Yesterday afternoon there was another huge explosion and they believe nobody could possibly have survived it. They have switched from rescue mode to recovery mode.
My heart goes out to the families who have had the most unimaginable week.
Please take care everyone.
Edited to Add: If you would like to do something to show your feelings, Shirley Goodwin is receiving Healing Heart Blocks to be made into quilts for the families involved in this tragedy. You can see here for instructions and an address.