Hi after a bit of a break, the internet has been hard to find and very slow, we have been able to read in a few places but not send. Many internet places have been closed as they are in mourning for the earthquake victims. It is hard to get any English TV broadcasts but when we do it is totally on rescue efforts. On the plane yesterday they had a minutes silence, which was very moving as the hostesses stood along the aisles and bowed deeply at the end of the minute. We were near to tears! We have seen lots of large gatherings which are raising funds for the victims. At this stage we still don't know how our next trip will be affected, we were to have spent time in Sichuan province, there will probably be some other alternative as we understand that the province is closed to tourism.
love Glenda and Al