Wednesday, January 25, 2012

It's Flooding Again

It's raining again in south East Qld and northern NSW and there is local flooding in some areas.

This is what I encountered driving home yesterday afternoon from work.
This road rarely floods. In the floods last year it only flooded twice but it has now been flooded since yesterday morning.

I wasn't going to attempt to go through the flood water, unlike some other drivers I saw.
I turned around and took a higher road to get home. It might have taken me 20mins more to get home but at least myself and my car are safe.

I can't believe that some drivers, especially in small cars, will attempt to drive through flooded roads. It isn't worth the risk of your life, even if there is no other way to get home.

The above photos are all from the Gold Coast Bulletin website.

I woke up this morning to my backyard flooding.

A quick phone call to Treasure (who is away working) and a disaster has been diverted. There is now a hose from the backyard to the front draining all the water out onto the road. The water just missed going into the garage. I'm so glad Treasure has made sure that the trenches he made during our floods last year are still there to get rid of the excess water.

Monday, January 16, 2012

6 Item Christmas Swap

I was in a 6 item Christmas Swap with my online sewing group.
I received these great pressies from gorgeous Dale.

Something for under the Christmas Tree

I got this great Block Bag.
It even has 2 zippered compartments for needles, cotton etc so they don't get lost.
It will be great to take on sewing outings to friend's places.

A Decoration for the Christmas Tree

I got this handmade cone to put on my tree.

Something to Read.

I got this great Material Obsession Book.
It will be great to read and get ideas for projects out of it.

Something Smelly

I got this gorgeous smelly Crabtree & Evelyn lavender soap.

Something to Eat

Chocolates of course, what more could a girl want especially when Ferrero Rocher are one of my favourites.
It was hard to keep Treasure away from them.

A Fat Quarter

Green fabric with maroon flowers, my 2 favourite colours.
I now just have to decide what to make with it.

This was a great swap.
Thank you Dale for the great pressies, they are all wonderful.
Thank you Maree for organising this swap, a real success.