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It was Satur­day, while en­joy­ing the Real Homes and Gar­dens Tour, that word started to spread amongst those tak­ing part of the hor­ror and de­struc­tion to hit Paris.

When we heard that more than 100 peo­ple had been killed in a num­ber of ar­eas in the French cap­i­tal my heart sank.

My first thoughts, like many, were for fam­i­lies who will now be with­out their pre­cious loved ones.

My thoughts then turned to how lucky we are to live in such a free coun­try.

The prime min­is­ter has said New Zealand is not im­mune, but be­ing so far away from Europe and the terror go­ing on over there has to count for some­thing, surely?

While I haven’t done a lot of trav­el­ling, I know the ef­fects from what has occurred on the other side of the world will flow on into all parts of the world for many days and months to come.

My only hope is that the suf­fer­ing on all fronts ceases.

No good can come from such bru­tal­ity.


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