Thursday, January 13, 2011

And more water....

Hello all! Finally I'm back after a small hiatus. Happy new year to you all.
Today with all the wet weather in Melbourne I'm thinking of our friends and relatives in Queensland, and thanking the goddesses for saving them from the torrents of river water pouring through the South East.
It's a funny thing, having lived more than half my life in a country town in Queensland that was built around a river, the threat of flood was nothing new. The town being split in three (or more) by bridges covered in flood water was quite common, and really not that much of an inconvenience! Funny how peeps in Melbourne that I speak to cannot even fathom this concept. The media doesn't help much, I must say. Speaking of which, I'm really looking forward to some other form of Summer Television viewing.
But I do spare a thought for those who have lost alot in these floods, and what they must go through in the clean up and the aftermath.  To help aid in some small way, Shop Handmade in Canberra is donating 10% of sales from selected designer's wares for the month of January. Every little bit helps.
Here's to some sunnier days for 2011 (and I hope all those nice peeps at Artisan (Craft Queensland) are safe and dry).