Yesterday I accompanied my mother on an open-top double-decker bus tour of the central city in Christchurch. It was an excellent trip – hands-free for the photographer(!) and a helpful perspective of the many changes this city is undergoing. The largeness of the vacant lots stands out, but also the progress. The commentary on the bus was excellent – informative and at times quite funny. They also began the tour by wishing my mother happy birthday – she was 80 yesterday! We completed a splendid morning with a yummy lunch at Christchurch’s Cafe of the Year, Hello Sunday.