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The Worst is Over? Queensland Floods 2011

G’day mates! How ya going?

It’s back to work as usual for Donna and myself. Back in the office like nothing really happened. Donna and I were affected very little by the flood. We had power the whole time. Only a few streets around our apartment building had water on them and it was gone within a day and only approximately a foot deep in the worst nearby areas.

But a lot did happen. My heart goes out to Queensland.

The office has a lot less people in it. Some people are cut off to the city by water or transportation issues. Others may be worse and are dealing with the lose of their home or helping their families with property loss. Hopefully no one is dealing with missing friends or family.

The walk to work was different. Eagle street was a mess of mud and a lot of the businesses that are normally open were closed. There was also a lot less people and cars. Some intersections had no traffic lights working and police were directing the flow. Side note: I don’t wish the traffic cop job on anyone; all that dodging and twisting your body and neck, combined with the standing on hard, hot asphalt.

Water is receding but I hear that next week will be “King Tide” for Eastern Australia and on top of that a tropical cyclone on the way in a couple weeks. It’s expected that the cyclone will down grade into a tropical storm by the time it hits Brisbane, but this forecasting is weeks out. Things can change.

Here’s hoping the next 6 weeks are gentle on Queensland and the rest of Australia.

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Brisbane City, Queensland Floods 2011

Hey mates! Just wanted to put a quick catch up to let family and friends know that Jason and I are doing alright. We’re currently still in Brisbane CBD and though the rain has lightened up a bit, we’re keeping a close eye on the news and trusted social media outlets for updates on the situation.

Here are some informative and frequently updated links to keep abreast of the situation:

You can also call 1800 219 028 in AUS or go to and help with Flood Relief.

Stay high and stay dry folks. Also, maybe it wouldn’t hurt to pack an evac bag just in case.

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane

G’day mates! How ya going?

I just wanted to stop by to share this little current events tidbit. Queen Street Mall will be kicking off The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane tomorrow evening with Fashion Snaps, a free public event. They will turn the main street into a runway, showcasing a variety of spring/summer fashions from retailers in the mall and surrounding CBD shops along with a resident DJ to pump it up.


As for the festival, it will take place from August 7 to 13, 2010 with various fashion shows taking place at South Bank Cultural Forecourt.

The 2010 festival will feature nine group shows, a swimwear/resort parade, a series of fashionable high teas, an Australian Fashion Graduate of the Year competition, a fashion highlights parade, and a ‘fashion after hours’ program. There are a broad selection of accessible fashion events to choose from and attend, including free events in Queen Street Mall and tickets ranging in price from $33 to $130.

I’ll be checking out the Fashion Snaps on Friday, August 6, 2010 at 6pm. Will I see you there?

Until next time darlings, sprinkle hearts!

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