Friday, 13 February 2009

My OWOH Winner Announced

I decided to choose my winner the old fashioned way, I cut up all the comments and placed them in a hat and got my son to choose, so the winner is -

Rachael from The Rose Room

I would have taken a photo of the whole process but it is so dark and rainy here at the moment that I couldn't get a clear photo.

Congratulations to Rachael, I have had so much fun with this event there were 911 blogs participating in the giveaway, I have found so many more wonderful crafty people all over the world that this event has been such a wonderful experience for me.

Thank you all to for all the prayers for the victims of the bush fires and floods, although I personally am a long way away from these tragedies I am sure that the victims all know that both Australia and the rest of the world has been praying for them.


Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Words can not discribe

I have been watching the news in horror for the last few days, our wonderful lucky country is in pain. Between the flooding in North Queensland, the town of Ingham has 3000 homes underwater, then to the other extreme the tragic fires in Victoria and New South Wales.

Victoria has been so badly hit to date 173 people have lost their lives and it is believed there is 5000 people homeless, but these numbers are believed to rise.

I have been in tears hearing the stories of loss and tragedy, but then in tears of happiness when they show a family that has finally been reunited. Words cannot describe what the survivers are going through so here are some pictures.

My prayers and thoughts go out to all that have been affected by both tragedies, and to the volunteers out there giving everyone a hand my greatest admiration.

Best Wishes,