We also had some very good news that our immediate relies were safe and sound in Christchurch, but had a very long tense wait to hear from DH's best friend who in the end managed to briefly contact us saying he was safe, although shaken and with no imenitites and a damaged house was living away. DH, having lived there for 13 years was really upset for the loss of everything and has been avidily following the NZ news and aftershock sites. Our thoughts go out to all.
We are now introducing Fred. Fred is a newcomer to the village, he is a beefy blacksmith trying out his anvil for size before getting to work. As he has just moved in everything is quite clean and tidy, but this won't last for long once he gets the furnace going.
Fred is just awaiting delivery of his protective apron and has to arrange his working tools on the wall before he can accept any commissions.
It is quite amazing how each character takes its own way no matter how you try to make them conform, the anvil is carved from balsa wood and then finished with metallics, the bricks are clay and tools fimo.