Thursday, January 13, 2011

Floods

Wow, what a few days it has been here in Australia. Flooding on one end of the country and bushfires on the other. I have spent the last 48 hours madly trying to make contact with all my friends in Qld. I loved there for 7 years so I know so many of the places that are lost and ruined. I was so happy this morning to hear from the last person I have been trying to contact. All are safe and well. Some property damage, but no injuries or lives lost and that is the main thing. When I got that last contact this morning I broke down.  The relief was overwhelming.

I am doing what I can to help, but like so many of us who are far away we feel helpless.  The lovely Lucky over at Stitch Selection is doing a Huggles Drive – Huggles are soft toys for kids.  As soon as I get home from Camp next week I am going to get sewing. It may not be much but it is something.

I would love to hear how others are helping out.

Question Day
1) What is your best childhood memory?
2) If you had 1 hour to evacuate, what would you pack up to take?
3) What foods do you dislike?
4) What exercise have you done this week?
5) What do you put in your coffee/tea?

100 Days of Gratitude – Day 59
Today I am SO grateful that all my loved ones are safe.



xox

5 comments:

Kylie said...

1) What is your best childhood memory?
Riding my bike all around the neighbourhood with my friends in summer. When we got hungry or hot we would stop at someones house for food or a dip in the pool, then we would get back on the bikes and take off again. We must have ridden so far without even knowing it. All our parents knew we were together and at any time could turn up as a group expecting food. :) It was amazing.

2) If you had 1 hour to evacuate, what would you pack up to take?
My cats and my photos. Clothes, food, Ross. My quilts if I had time.

3) What foods do you dislike?
Cauliflower, eggplant, olives

4) What exercise have you done this week?
Lots of cycling - probably 85kms since last Thursday.

5) What do you put in your coffee/tea?
I drink herbal tea so nothing usually. Occasionally honey, but that is rare.

Emily said...

1) What is your best childhood memory?
I have lots, weekends with either of my grandmothers were always fantastic, family Christmas's, family birthdays, childhood in general : )
2) If you had 1 hour to evacuate, what would you pack up to take?
Photos, memory cards, clothes and supplies
3) What foods do you dislike?
Red Meat, Overly fishy fish (I recognise the weirdness of that....) and pork
4) What exercise have you done this week? Absolutely none, been working a second job after work and it's driving me bonkers
5) What do you put in your coffee/tea?
1 1/2 sugars and a lil bit of skim milk

sugarelephant said...

1) What is your best childhood memory?
Marron fishing by the banks of the river and camping

2) If you had 1 hour to evacuate, what would you pack up to take?
The computer box thats it oh and the kids I suppose and maybe the hubby if is'nt annoying me :)

3) What foods do you dislike?
Eggs, eggplant, corriander and dried onions

4) What exercise have you done this week?
I did a massive workout at the gym Monday night and going to zumba tonight

5) What do you put in your coffee/tea?
I only drink tea(english or earl grey) skim milk and once in a while fake sugar

Lucky-1 said...

Thanks Kylie for popping up a link to my blog:)

Hugs
Lucky

Megan said...

1) What is your best childhood memory?
Getting horsey rides on my dad's back down the hall way to bed every night.

2) If you had 1 hour to evacuate, what would you pack up to take?
My phone, my computer, my handbag. Then I'd go to mum's and make sure the puppies were being rescued!

3) What foods do you dislike?
Bananas, fish. I can't think what else at the moment, but I'm quite fussy, so there's plenty.

4) What exercise have you done this week?
1 run, 3 bootcamp sessions, 35km cycling

5) What do you put in your coffee/tea?
Skim milk. I weaned off the sugar years ago.