Wednesday, 22 April 2015

disaster zone

in the last few days the coast of NSW, including sydney, has suffered cyclonic winds and unending rain. all the sand has blown off the beach at bondi, city garbage bins are shoulder high with broken umbrellas, ports were closed with a cruise ship full of sea sick holiday makers stranded outside the heads, 200 000 have been without power and four people have lost their lives due to flooding.  it has been a testing time and more weather is expected before the clean up can really get underway.

we have survived it all with only wet clothes and transport disruptions. our roof continues to hold up to the very worst weather without leaking and there are no large trees to fall on us so i have been free to weather watch.

the road to mum & dad's place

flooding a few stations away cut our line to the city. my whole family (except me) uses this line every day

i stumbled across a facebook post where a farmer cut off by floodwaters was trying to get hold of a generator so he could milk a herd of cows for the first time in two days. (poor cows.) i was delighted to see loads of people offering to hand milk. i wonder how many similarly interesting stories are unfolding out there.....

yesterday i went to the cinema in the rain and learnt that cinema coffee is not worth the hassle. i also got my sleeve caught in the queue control barrier, which resulted in me jerking my arm back and tossing a purse full of coin all over the floor. it was a typically kylie kind of moment. the second best marigold hotel was a sunny little distraction, so much so that i arrived home with such a wide smile that my cheekiest one asked if i had met a man.


  1. I hope that you will continue to survive successfully and also my best wishes to you that you do not have more Kylie coin moments.

    We are staring at the possibility of a second year in running below normal monsoon and drought conditions in some parts of India. What funny games God plays! Of course, God or His representatives will turn around and say that humans are responsible for all peculiar climate change conditions.

  2. the weather has cleared so we are doing well! the coin scenario repeats itself over & over in various incarnations

    my best wishes for a good monsoon! when is it due?

  3. Ugh! Sorry to hear all this! With our hurricane season in Florida fast approaching, all we can do is hope to avoid the cone of uncertainty!


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