Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Floods of 2011

I'm hoping all of you and yours are safe and well.

All ok here so far. We have two loaves of bread, some smoked oysters, cheese, some gin and tonic water. Have been sandbagging downstairs. C's parents are staying with us as they are flooded out of the farm. Just bracing for the awfulness to come. 

Have added a couple of photos from around so you can check out some of the flooding. P.S. the guys in the boat are actually on an oval, that was still an oval with a cricket pitch this morning.

Apparently, I am not taking the floods seriously enough- forgive me. Growing up in Gunnedah means flooding ALL the time. But with all the lives lost, I realise this is a different ball game. I was chastised by some more sensible friends and told to go and get water and candles and other essentials rather than the vodka and bacon I bought earlier today. I swear I wasn't trying to make a mockery, but we needed vodka and bacon and the shops were so crazy, I was in shock, that's all I bought.  

Please let me know if you are in Bris and need help, we have floor space and heaps of boxes of biscuits, and water. 

Keep safe and dry- (which may be harder than expected.)

Love to you all. xxx 

9 fabulous comments:

mademoiselle délicieuse said...

Thoughts are with you and hoping for the best. I think the most disheartening part is that there are reliable predictions that the worst is yet to come. It's that impending sense of doom and feeling helpless to prevent it that is really getting me down.

Stay safe!

gbf... said...

i am stranded south of coffs harbour & want to be home..i am in trouble by the husband (who is in bris @ hm) as there is no chocolate in the house & not much wine left!!!! i am traumatised by the footage on tv & wish for the worst to be over. enjoy the gin!

Karen | Citrus and Candy said...

We're all here in Sydney thinking of you and wishing you all to stay safe. Keep us posted GG xx

cusinera said...

We went to the Morningside Woolies, still plenty of stuff at 2:30pm...I get the bread, milk, batteries/torches and water running out of stock but Toilet Tissue Paper (there was hardly any left on the shelves)? I am the only one that keeps on hoarding this item like a squirrel to a nut,in normal days? Or I'm missing something on the usefulness of toilet tissue paper during flooding beside it's normal role in the toilet?

Queenslanders are strong...we'll it over this!

MelbaToast said...

God, how dreadful. It really is like watching a horror story unfolding on TV. I hope you guys (and everyone) will be OK. The floods are now headed down to Lismore where my family are from...

The InTolerant Chef said...

My mum and dad live at the Glasshouse mountains and have been stranded at Beerwah for a couple of days. They were at a conference in Towoomba and just missed the flash flooding. The range roads have mud sildes blocking them and the flat roads are flood plains that are, well, flooded. I wish I could get there to help. It's so frustrating. Thankyou for your kind offer of floor space, I hope you don't run into any difficulties yourselves. You have our love and prayers.

cusinera said...

Sorry got a hiccup on the last sentence =P

"Queenslanders are strong...we'll get over this!"

Mel said...

hope things is better soon. stay safe!

Anna Johnston said...

Hope your OK, I would have been the same I think...... in a bit of shock at it all and would have ended up buying vodka too :)

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