I always feel homesick when tragedy strikes my tiny nation of birth.
I'm relieved that no lives were lost in New Zealand's Christchurch earthquake, but my heart goes out to the families of the nine killed in a plane crash at Fox Glacier, who were up until Saturday, probably having what would have been a memorable holiday in the beautiful South Island.
God bless each of them.
I've wrapped myself in nostalgia today by wearing the kind of outfit my sisters would have worn when we toured the South Island and visited those same locations in 1973.
I'm wearing original, early 70s cotton flares (flea market); thrifted t-shirt; Forever 21 black mesh top; green 70s leather jacket from a Melbourne flea market; sneakers and a DIY bag I made from a pair of jeans.
What do you wear when your mood needs lifting?