Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Generosity of spirit.

Toowoomba is in total devastation as I write this other surrounding areas are evacuating due to flash flood warnings. An 8 metre Wall of water rushed through a modern, fully infastructured town and totally wiped out buildings, cars and washed people away in an instant!! My heart breaks to see and hear all the loss and despair that the families in that area are going through. Children as always are the most at risk and I cry for the poor mummy's that have lost their little ones. This is sooo close to home and as I sit in the warm safety of my own house I am proud to say that Stacey Sullaphen from Sunny Mummy has rallied the troops (so to speak) and raised $1000.00 last night in support of the Flood Relief  with not too much effort. She is hoping the surge of support will continue and I am encouraging everyone to dig a little in hope of helping these terribly traumatised families. You can find Sunny Mummy on face book and go and join her amazingly fabulous site for Mothers here www.sunnymummy.com.au/ She is also donating a portion of new memberships to the Flood Relief.
There is also a number to call from Qld Gov 1800 219 028. It is times like these that I feel truly rich, when I can give. x Take Care
P.S If any one know's where to get Sand Bags...Apparently my shop is likely to go under today!!!


  1. Oh gosh, I hope your beautiful shop doesn't go under!
    This would probably be your closest to get sandbags: Morningside Works Depot, Redfern Street, Morningside

  2. Take care - I can't believe the images and videos of the flooding in SEQ
    (So far so good here on the Gold Coast)

    Re: Sandbags:
    Here is a list from the brisbanetimes.com.au for sandbags

    Guyatt Park, Bryce Street, St Lucia
    Botticelli Street Park, Botticelli Street, Fig Tree Pocket
    Hawthorne Park, Cnr Park and Oak Street, East Brisbane
    Perrin Park, Josling St, Taringa
    Darra Works Depot, Shamrock Rd, Darra
    Morningside Works Depot, Redfern Street, Morningside
    Newmarket SES Depot, Wilston Rd, Newmarket (in carpark off Erneton Street)
    Zillmere Works Depot, Jennings Street, Zillmere
    Stafford Works Depot, Turner Road, Kedron

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you up there in Brisbane - we in other states watch in disbelief and hold our breath this week. Stay safe and hope your shop is ok too
    Naomi xx

  4. This is very sad. Really feel for those affected by this hope you are ok!
    We are thinking of you all in Western Australia.

  5. We are keeping out fingers crossed for you all in all the awful floods. Keep safe. Best wishes from Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK. Ann x

  6. Hi, are you ok and how is the shop? We havent heard from you for a few days. Hoping and wishing all is ok. xxx

  7. Hi I am from Venezuela and I am in shock with all that happened in your beautiful country, here in my country similar situations we lived Many people lost everything by cause the rivers and rainy constantly sorry for my english, but I hope all will be in right. I am praying by all your people Hope and be strong God is with us

  8. Really hope you and your family are well and safe.
    Look forward to hearing from u soon

  9. Keep safe. My thoughts and prayers are with you up there in Brisbane.

  10. Waiting to hear how your beautiful shop faired in the floods.
    Eager to get out and help kick start our economy with a little retail therapy in the effected areas.
    Hope you are dry and safe

  11. Dare I be slightly insensitive with placing the topic of our flood aside for a millisecond, I have just seen the home you transformed in this months Womans Weekly (the first magazine I have looked at in months). It took my breath away. You have serious, serious talent. Just sayin'. A-M xx
    PS Hope it didn't experience any damage in the flood, being riverside and all.

  12. The worse is the lose people have to go through. You can rebuild and move away but you can't get back your loved ones.