Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Enough is enough

I know that I said in my last post that I will soon post about my renovations and what has been happening around here over the last 16 months. At the moment I have put all that on hold. I don't know how much has been televised in other states of Australia or overseas but our beautiful normally sunny state of Queensland is in a crises at the moment, not only has 80% of our state been flooded we now have category 5 cyclone Yasi heading towards our shores due to hit tonight.

Lucky for me I am nowhere near where the cyclone is to hit but my heart is heavy with concern for the people further north of me. I am so proud of my state and the people who live here after seeing the Queensland spirit for myself the other week when cleaning up Paul's Grandfathers house after the floods in Brisbane a couple of weeks ago. Even though we were covered in mud horrified by the huge piles of peoples belongings placed out on the footpath to be thrown away, you could feel the determination of everyone to work together and to get the place cleaned up and life back to normal again.

After having a horrible 2010 myself I was looking forward to starting new in 2011 now I don't know what to think life is pretty crazy here at the moment.
I didn't mean for this to be a long post so I will leave it there, but before I do I found this picture on the internet that sums up the Aussie spirit.

Please stay safe everyone who has chosen to stay in FNQ my prayers and thoughts are with you all, and as our Premier Anna Bligh said about the recent floods they may break our hearts but they will not break our spirit.



Gail McCormack said...

Hi Linda
Ditto from me!!

Gail xx

Betty and Roxy said...

I have seen that photo on the television and think it's a beauty :)

Little Bo Beep said...

Yasi was VERY scary!

Mothers Day Gift said...

The worse thing is that no one can change natural phenomena like hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, earthquakes, etc

thelonelybuffalo said...

I think life has to be crazy sometimes for it to feel, well for lack of a better word, not so crazy. I hope all is well though!

iss pyar ko main kia naam doon said...

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