In the weekend some new tenants moved into my house in Christchurch. They have lived in New Zealand for eleven years and they have a three year old daughter who they took back to China after the February earthquake because their house was demolished. Now they have a new place and the earthquakes have settled down, they're going to go back and collect her next month.
You can only begin to imagine how hard their year away from her must have been.
'What part of China do you come from ?' I asked.
'China is shaped like a chicken. We come from the head of the chicken'.
I like my new tenants.