Tuesday, 11 January 2011

floods and fires.........

I hope all my friends in Australia are safe and sound.
With terrible floods on the eastern side of Australia and fires on the Western side of Australia there is so much devastation.
I am safe and well with no worries of either where I am.
But my thoughts are with those seriously affected by either disasters.
Mother nature can be cruel............. 
I have been stitching and watching the news all day..........

.........take care til next time.....Chookyblue.........

32 comments:

  1. have had ABC24 on ALL day, the news is bad

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  2. We are hearing about the devastaion here as well. Horrid, horrid news.

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  3. It's not looking good on the mainland.

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  4. Dreadful for everyone. Haven't heard from Jenny or Karyn for a while, hope they are okay, also Tereasa as she is quite close to Brisbane. Heard from Teresa earlier.

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  5. I've been watching it all day too Chooky ... just so sad. We're ok here, high and dry, but others aren't and it's just awful :o(.
    Hugs,
    Joy

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  6. I am in Brissie and some areas are already being evacuated. We are blessed that we are elevated, but have some low lying roads. It is stressful travelling to work, only to try and decide when to make the dash home just in case. The devastation in Toowoomba and the Lockyer valley has left us all completely gobsmacked. They keep talking about the 1974 floods, but I don't ever remember them talking about a land tsunami like Toowoomba's happening anywhere else in Australia. Don't know how your favourite store, Thread and Ginger, is coping either.

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  7. It's just awful, isn't it. The fires are quite south from where we are, but it's such a nasty thing...deliberately lit, they are saying :(
    I rang to order my Stitch-a-long book from Thread and Ginger earlier today, and while it is raining, they are ok for now.

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  8. It is so terrible. At least I've had some awesome company while watching the bad news!!

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  9. I've been watching news in horror this evening, and have been so close to tears for most that time. I wish all affected a safe journey through this disaster.

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  10. It's a land of extremes that's for sure.

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  11. it has been a terrible week for those affected by the fire and then the floods, what is Mother Nature up to?

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  12. So glad you are safe where you are. It is quite unbelievable to watch on the news, and it is so hard to imagine what the devastation must be like.

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  13. I am hoping you stay safe and comfy....

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  14. I have been at work all day when I got home I watch the news how sad to see all that water washing away homes and cars and taking lives. I have got family in Brisband I do hope that they will be fine.

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  15. It's just heartbreaking! We're in floods here, but they are no where near as massive or devastating as the South of Queensland. All we can do is pray that the rain will stop soon, that everyone will be found safe, and that there will be no more loss of life.

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  16. ......and doesn't it rip at your heart strings???? Praying that all stay safe and well.
    sugary hugs
    Wendy X :O)

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  17. It must be very hard for you to watch. Thanks for checking in and letting us know that you are safe.

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  18. We have been watching it over here and its heartbreaking.
    x

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  19. I've been wondering about you. Hard to believe we're bone-dry here.
    Stay safe.

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  20. Have seen some of the coverage here. My thoughts are with all those who are suffering in this flood/fire. Stay safe.

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  21. From The Netherlands we follow you with the floods and fires, it's awful.
    No words for it......

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  22. So far my son and his family in Toowoomba are safe but its just devastating all over the place.

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  23. So glad to know that you are ok. Sending up prayers for your countrymen....

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  24. It is such a sad time...
    So hard to watch it all.
    Glad you're safe and will continue keeping friends and family in our thoughts and prayers, with breath held. xx

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  25. So very sad. My thoughts are with your country,hope Mother Nature soon calms down.

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  26. We've been watching every day, too. It's so sad.. I'm glad you're safe, Chookie. My thoughts and prayers are with your country.

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  27. Donna,I'm near you and near Australia with my thought.ciao ciao

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  28. I have heard about all the floods over there too...it sounds horrible here, but I have not heard of fires...glad you're safe and my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you over there.

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  29. It's just heartbreaking...our thoughts and prayers are with those affected.

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  30. It has just been devastating-glad you are safe

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  31. Glad all is well lwith you did wonder when the water left Queensland for NSW ...its awful isnt it I am getting some things together for a lady who is having a baby girl very shortly they lost everything in the floods including her other 2 children I cant begin to imagine how she is coping at this time just hoping that a show of love from strangers helps her in some way

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