Tuesday, 11 January 2011

On a more serious note...


Today's post was going to be about Traveller's recent trip to Cologne, Germany but today it doesn't feel very relevant...

When Traveller was last living in Queensland, Australia,
{three years ago}
they were operating under severe water restrictions.
She used to have to wash her car without the use of a hose, water her garden with a watering can and shower inside a three minute time bracket.
{The council delivered a three minute egg-timer which suctioned onto T's bathroom wall so that she could make sure she kept to the three minute time allowance.}

You couldn't go anywhere without being reminded of the drought: the grass was brown and even the water bubblers and showers at the beach were out of use.

Now, as most of you know, rain rain and more rain has hit Queensland with much of it underwater and with serious flash-flooding occuring in Toowoomba and Brisbane.
It is so serious that many people have died and more are missing.

Traveller's heart hurts for the people who have lost so much.
And, while she knows they're safe, she is still a little worried for her family and friends in Brisbane and Toowoomba.

With Queensland's slogan 'The Sunshine State' now seeming cruelly ironic, Traveller is hoping and praying that they indeed receive the sunshine that they desperately need.

7 comments:

AbbieBabble said...

My thoughts and prayers are with those in Queensland. Sunshine, go back to them!

Trissa said...

Hi Jamie. I'm so sad about what's happening now. I have to say though, Australians are so resilient. You guys are tough people. Will continue to pray this ends soon!

lila Braga said...

and our prayers should be to the suffering inflicted on the ones under so much tragedy right now...your post is simply lovely!
xxx
lila

the southern hostess said...

Keeping them in my thoughts and prayers.

Traveller said...

Thank you ladies, for your sweet and thoughtful comments.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

So sad to hear about this. I've been so preoccupied lately with my friend's passing that I didn't know. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of them! And thank you so much for all of your support xoxo

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I've been so sad to hear about what's going on and my thoughts are with everyone going through this right now.

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