Thursday, 3 February 2011

Queensland: down, but not out

Suddenly for all the wrong reasons, the world knows where Queensland is.  Still mopping up after the disastrous floods, now we are visited by Cyclone Yasi. 

Here in Brisbane it was a typical February day - hot, humid and uncomfortable.  Up north all hell broke loose.  On radio and television this morning, tough men broke down and cried when describing what they had gone through overnight.  I have just walked away from the television - you can only take so much bad news.

Cyclone Yasi swept boats ashore at Hinchinbrook Marina in Cardwell.
Photo: Paul Crock

But in the midst of all this turmoil, little miracles occurred.  Three babies were born in the affected areas.  How wonderful is that?  In Cairns a baby girl was safely delivered.  An English midwife who is celebrating her 25th wedding anniversary on holidays in Cairns, delivered the baby girl who will be named Lucia.  No, Yasi was certainly not on the name list!

There is concern for two missing men, and we are all hoping and praying that they are safe.  Apart from that, there were no fatalities.  Another miracle.

The Premier of Queensland will be including the cyclone affected areas in her disaster appeal and as a tribute to the little girl born in Cairns, I have put this bunting for a little girl's room up for sale in my Etsy shop.

It measures three metres including the tie ends and it has ten reversible flags.  All proceeds of the sale will go to the Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal, via BrisStyle's Handmade Ark Appeal. 

There are also two dresses in my shop with all proceeds going to the Disaster Relief Appeal. 

Party dress, Size 5

Fully lined dress, Size 3

Many other members of BrisStyle have so generously donated proceeds of their Etsy shop items to aid those affected by the disasters.  If you search brisstyle ark on the Items button, you will be sure to find something you can't live without and you will be helping out the victims of the Queensland disasters at the same time.

Traumatic times.  Oh, and it's our wedding anniversary.  Happy anniversary Mr Fudge - may the next forty-one years be as wonderful as those just passed.  

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