Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Fleeing the Floods


Brisbane residents have been fleeing their homes today and the levels are supposed to rise even further...it is incomprehensible.  Look there's the popular keep calm poster in the canoe.  It couldn't be more appropriate.  My brother has been helping sandbag properties all day.   We ave friends whose houses and businesses are underwater.  My cousin's fiance just emailed me a picture of Black & Spiro and it is absolutely fine {we are on a hill thank goodness} and there was even a lady windowshopping!  Crazy!!!

Stay safe.

xx
Anna

59 comments:

Pamela Angus said...

we've been watching this all unfold on the news here in France - what a nightmare for you all !! thoughts are with you - and hope that everyone remains save (+ your beautiful shop dry)
Pam

Shannon Fricke said...

thinking of you and the brizzy blogging community... sx

Carolyn said...

I have just been watching the BBC breakfast News here and the coverage of the Australia, Queensland flooding is shocking... we are all thinking of you over there... stay safe and dry... and don't wait to flee... but move out and away!
Love, Carolyn
ps. love your blog!

Caigo Da Mar said...

Dear Anna,

We wish you and your family and friends all the best in this difficult situation. We have "similar" situation here in Venice every now and then as our city is under water many times during the winter season and it is worst and worst every time. Although not comparable to what is happening there. Hope all this will be over very soon!
Our warmest thoughts!
Susanna

ashley said...

It really is completely incomprehensible. You're lucky your shop is safe. x

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

This is unbelievable indeed..., and to see the keep calm sign there..., I wonder what people make of it when they see it!

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh good luck Anna, this is really frightening. My husband lives in Brisbane so he's trying to get back in & is stuck in Coffs Harbour. New Farm is on the list so i hope that hill you're store is on is hot!! Love Posie

Mrs Small Town said...

Hi!

I just watch the news here in Sweden and see floods water rushing in to Brisbane...

Just wanted to send my thoughts to you all and I do hope you stay safe!

/A blog reader from Sweden -in full winter with lots of snow

Sara Eriksson

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My "House and Home" blog: http://smalltownstyle.blogg.se/

My lifestyleblog
http://smalltownlife.se

Sam said...

Stay safe Anna,xxx

Exquisite Accessories said...

Oh Anna thank goodness you are okay I just logged on to see how you are doing it is such sad times stay safe!

Sally-Ann @ a beautiful space said...

So pleased to hear, you are all safe and your home and shop too. Our thoughts are with you. Sally-Ann x

Mrs BC said...

I saw this stylish lady paddling her tourquise kayak with the cherry Keep Calm sign today on the news, & I thought, bet she's from New Farm!
I am glad you are safe, as are we in the peninsula. I am really worried for the rest of the city, I guess we will know tommorow..
Mrs BC
xx

Tash said...

You could sell that picture to the news stations you know !!

Glad you and your family and business are all safe, I hope it stays that way.

x

Liz said...

so glad your shop is safe. that pic is amazing sad. :|

Airelle said...

we are following the situation here in Europe. it is indeed scary. I hope you and all your family and friends stay safe!

Stripes by the Seaside.. said...

that is an amazing photo and that saying could not be more appropriate you are right! the water is so deep , I hope the shop continues to stay high and dry. Mel xx

GOSIA said...

thank God you're fine.
Take care! Gosia

Sofia said...

Dear Anna!

Years ago, Australia for me was only a beautiful but far away country. My husband always wanted to visit it but my answer was always the some " It's to far!" Now. and especially thanks to you, Brisbane, New Farm, Straddie, etc, are no logger unfamiliar places, they became part of my virtual world. So, I feel that this tremendous tragedy is happening next door. I wish that everything quickly come to an end.
There is something that I can't get off my mind, you clients in Toowoomba, I hope that that are OK.
From the other side of the world I send you my love.

xoxo

Sofia from Madeira Island

julie said...

Anna
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during these devastating floods...stay safe
Julie, Dubai. UAE

meredith said...

Praying for all of Brisbane & the surrounding areas during this crazy time!! Stay safe & dry!

The enchanted home said...

That picture is almost surreal. I am sorry but glad to hear you are safe. The weather worldwide is going a bit nuts, here in NY we sit in ANOTHER 16 inches of snow on to of the snow the blizzard dumped a week ago...I don't remember such an extreme winter. Anyway, hope this soon subsides and please stay safe.

pve design said...

prayers continued....
pve

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Anna,

I am watching everything on the news and I am really worried about all of this.

All I have to say to all of you is to faith faith that it will get better soon and to BE SAFE. This is not a joke and you should not underestimate the strength of the water, so be safe.

I'm glad to hear that you, your house and shop is fine.

All my love and prayers:

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

cheryl said...

I have been a silent fan for a few years. My heart goes out to you at this time. You do not realize the connection you have to your fav blogs till something like this occurs. God bless.

Mandi Smith T said...

We are having crazy weather here in Birmingham, Alabama too. Our winters are normally mild, but on Sunday we had an ice/snow storm and it completely shut down the city. Kids have been home all week from school. While our situation is inconvenient, it does not compare the devastation of a flood. Hope you and yours stay dry. Mandi.
www.interiordesignmusings.blogspot.com

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I was watching on the news last night and it's just tragic- so happy to hear you and your store are safe.xo

Salty said...

Love your blog and thinking of all in Brisbane - hope the worst is over soon
K

Se interessar vai estar said...

I wish you all good luck.
Kisses from Protugal.

Marlene

Natasha said...

Anna, that picture is priceless!!!
BUT, window shopping? Really???

Take good care of you and your family!

Northern Light

Heidi said...

So glad to hear that you and your family and shop are OK. My heart goes out to all of the families who lost loved ones and their homes. Thinking of you. Heidi

P said...

My thoughts are with the people in Brisbane. Stay safe...Much love from Vancouver, BC.

Mrs. Blandings said...

So horrible - glad to hear that you are all safe.

Spiral Style said...

I'm glad you are ok. My heart goes out to those who have been chased from their homes by the floods.

Jennifer Anderson said...

Wow Anna, I just can't believe the devastation in Brisbane! the poster in this picture is fabulous and 'absolutely' sums up the Aussie Spirit!

My husband and I are suppose to be relocating to Brisbane next week from Indonesia. We have been looking forward to sunshine, walking along the river, new farm park picnics, movies at moonlight, New Farm Deli, and all of those wonderful sorts of things ....

Oh well I guess I will have to wait and see what the next few days brings! May the coming hours and days be safe and dry for you, your family and friends. Thinking of you, cheers Jennifer

Jennifer Anderson said...

Wow Anna, I just can't believe the devastation in Brisbane! the poster in this picture is fabulous and 'absolutely' sums up the Aussie Spirit!

My husband and I are suppose to be relocating to Brisbane next week from Indonesia. We have been looking forward to sunshine, walking along the river, new farm park picnics, movies at moonlight, New Farm Deli, and all of those wonderful sorts of things ....

Oh well I guess I will have to wait and see what the next few days brings! May the coming hours and days be safe and dry for you, your family and friends. Thinking of you, cheers Jennifer

Talia said...

Thoughts and prayers to all!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Pleased to hear B&S is doing alright. Thinking of you.

Hautezone said...

Hello Anna,

My heart goes out to all of you greatly affected by the continuing floods and the resulting loss of life (and property).

I did a post 'A moment of silence...' today on my site for those who have lost their lives resulting from the flood waters, and on the Haitian earthquake anniversary.

I hope you all pull through safely. Do not lose sight of the power of faith.

Best regards,

Joy Moyler
www.Hautezone.Blogspot.com

Karen said...

Watching the news and thinking of you as you are the only one I "know" in Australia. I am so happy you and yours are safe. I feel awful for the horrible flooding and will keep all in my thoughts and prayers. Warm Regards.

Jean said...

Prayers out to you, your family and community of Brisbane. The flooding is being compared to New Orleans' Katrina- catastrophic.

So sorry. Keep us posted on your welfare as well as that of Black and Spiro.

Gunn said...

Wow, this is a strong photo/posting!
I hope Australia will say YES to help from other counties. There must be something we can do?

Blue Muse said...

My thoughts and prayers are in Brisbane. I can't help but be reminded of Katrina.

Thank goodness, indeed for your hill! I am glad to hear that you are okay.

xo Isa

L. Collins said...

Wow Anna, I can't believe what a state of crisis Brisbane is in. When I first heard about the flooding I had to get to my computer right away to check that all was good with you and your fam/shop!!

Anyways I just nominated you for something fun...have a look:
http://gracefullysearching.blogspot.com/2011/01/and-winner-is.html

Mauimandy@The Grains of Paradise said...

So sorry to hear about the terrible flooding in Brisbane. It's raining like hell here too but so flooding yet. Stay safe and aloha from Maui....

Julia Walsh said...

I hope you and all of your friends are safe! I love that there was a lady windowshopping!!

A Perfect Gray said...

saw some photos on the news last night - so hard to believe. here in the states we are praying for you and your countrymen...

donna

wallacekd said...

Praying for the safety of all affected by the flooding. Thankful that your beautiful store is safe. Mya you and your family remain safe.

Modern Country Lady said...

Thank goodness your shop is OK and your family. Wishing you strenght and courage.

Babs Blog said...

Over here in California praying for Brisbane residents...

Sam Spiro said...

Where do I get one of those posters???? I really like them!

AnastasiaC said...

I was thinking of you last night - i couldnt stop watching the coverage and had tears in my eyes!
so devastating!
Im so glad to hear your lovely shop is fine!!
4 of my work's facilities had to close down - we have no idea if they are underwater ...we're all thinking of you guys up there! stay safe!

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Anna- What a terrible disaster. I hope you all will be carrying on soon.

Loretta

Treadgold said...

Our thoughts are with you all up there, I am in Sydney but I think we all know someone who has been affected by this and I am one of many who are glued to the tv and radio reports. My heart goes out to those who have houses under water. Stay safe. x

Suzy said...

Anna - glad to hear you are safe - its just crazy what's been happening in QLD! Take care!

nichole said...

This is gut-wrenching. Sending positive vibes your way.

Michelle said...

Some women can shop in any situation! So glad your safe and sound hoping the water resides soon. Thinking of you in the West as we battle fires and scorching temps.

Faux Fuchsia said...

I haven't lost power and life continues normally so it is so surreal that poor old Rosalie and Milton are flooded just minutes away...we went to Kangaroo Point today for recon- the river smelt awful and silt was everywhere. So upsetting xxxxxxx

Kasia _ JACOB said...

Anna, you very unsympathetic. I know what you are going through. We in June 2010, also had a carriage. I cried as I saw houses flooded to the roof. In 2010 Poland had two such floods. This is terrible. Every day I look at your blog and look for information. Anna careful. Catherine: (

Anna Rowland said...

My husband and I are from the US. We got married in Brisbane in May. I really hate to see these pictures. We had a flood like this May of 2010. We wish Brizzy a quick recovery from all of the damages!