Thursday, April 6, 2017

ROCKY IS WELL AND TRULY FLOODED....

There are massive amounts of water in and around Rocky.  This is the largest flood I have expereienced since living here.  There have been two that have been slightly higher, but we weren't in Rocky for them... We were away on holidays and couldn't return home because of the floods and had to wait until the water receded.

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We have had a bit of a drive around today, so will upload some of the photos next post...

There is a huge amount of water flowing through our fair city at the moment....

The approach into Rocky
Rocky and surrounds - a sea of flood water

It seems we have been having floods like this bi yearly....

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

WEDDING VENUE IS NOT LOOKING TOO GOOD....

/With less than six weeks until Chloe and Dan's wedding,  this once in a 100 years flood that Rocky is experiencing at the moment is a little heart breaking for us....  We are way better off than a lot of people in our fair town,  but  we are wondering whether we will still have a wedding venue..

Rocky is due to experience a flood like none of us have seen in our life time this last week with our river due to peak at over 9 metres.... 
We have had over twenty inches of rain in our city in the last couple of weeks and the catchment area of our river has received record rain falls which means that for the water to get away it all comes running down our river and through our town......
This is what it should look like...

Lovely lawn overlooking the river....
Here are the photos of the venue  for Chloe's wedding...  these were taken today.....
The RGS Rowing Club surrounded by water...
Her wedding venue

 If it rises to where they have predicted, we will be in serious trouble.... It will enter the venue..
view from the balcony
We still have another couple of days of rising waters yet.....
We are concerned about Chloe's wedding,  but Steve was saying tonight that there are two more weddings there before Chloe's....

Will post some photos from around town in the next couple of days....

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A LITTLE SPOILT

I have been a little spoilt this week...
Chloe arrived home this week this this beautiful arrangement of flowers for me....
Just to let me know I am loved and appreciated....
How blessed am I....







Monday, March 27, 2017

A QUICK VISIT TO SEE THE GRANDIES.....

We had a very quick trip to Brissie to see the Grandies on the weekend...
Way to quick....
Willow was counting down the sleeps until we got there...
She couldn't wait and then she was heart broken when we left the following day...
We overnighted in Bundy on the Friday night and then were up at 4am to dry through to Brissie early Saturday morning...

We were greeted with this beautiful rainbow at sunrise...
Such a lovely promise of a good day ahead..
Chloe came with us on this road trip...
It was so nice to share this weekend with her as it will probably be the last as she is getting married in 6 weeks time and then moving to Melbourne....

Early morning rainbow..
What a way to start the day
 We didn't get to Sarah's until about 11am.  Willow was outside waiting for us...  She was so excited to have us there... Sarah and Chloe went off shopping and Steve and I enjoyed the afternoon with the children... So special..

Enjoying playing with her Poppy
Poking faces
How adorable is this little possum
He knows that swiping the screen changes things....
 They both loves stories..
Loved sitting on Poppy's knee and reading along with him...

Reading with Poppy....
 Willow was terribly excited that we were going to be going to the park for family movie night with them.  Several times a year the Logan council holds a family movie night at the Park where they set up a big screen and show movies.  Also lots of mobile food stalls set up and on Saturday night they were even offering free cones of popcorn to the children to eat whilst watching the movie. 

The movie this time was "Finding Dory"...  It was a little scary at times and Willow spent half the movie on my knee..

Family movie night in the park...
 We were fortunate enough to also catch up with our good friends Ian and Kathy.  They came and surprised us at the park and then come home with us for a cuppa....It is always really great to catch up with them,  makes us all very excited as we talk about and plan our big holiday together....

We did have a heart broken little girl the next morning when it was time to leave....
She didn't want us to go and it didn't matter how much we told her that she would see us again in 5 sleeps time and that we would be bringing her home to have a holiday with us....

We were a couple of hours late getting away from Sarah's and at the time,  we were concerned about getting home later that we wanted to,   but in hindsight, I am so thankful that we did get away late because if we had got away at the time we wanted too, it would have put us on the highway in the area a fatal accident happened...

We had to make a detour just on the north side of Gympie and we ended up going through Biggenden and coming back out onto the A1 just before Gin Gin....  It was a lovely drive....  whilst my heart really felt for the families of those who lost their lives in the car accident, but it also marveled at the beauty of this beautiful country we live in...

The whole day was lovely,  not only did we get to drive through some beautiful countryside we all got to experience the most wonderful sunset together on our way home also....  The colours were magnificent and I am so thankful that I got to share it with Steve and Chloe....


 Now we are home and it is raining again...
We are bracing form another cyclone to hit the Queensland coast and whilst it is not directly heading for us, we will cope a lot of the rain from it and they are expecting flooding...

We have had no rain all summer and then in the last week, it was bucketed down... We had something like 8 inches last week and goodness knows how much we will with this low crossing the coast...

Sunday, March 26, 2017

PREPARING FOR A WEDDING......

I have been way too busy with a wedding and this poor blog has been neglected which is a little sad as I don't really want to forget the wonderful things that are happening this year....
We have been learning new skills,
Doing a little gardening....
Chloe wants some of these on her tables for her wedding so we have been busy...
We have been making Kokedamas...

 Pretty happy with the way they have turned out...
Unfortunatley we have heaps more to make and running out of time...
 We have been chasing succulents to do this...

Also looking for other ideas for the table centres too.
Have come up with this idea...
Lots of work to do here too with all the engraving...





 The weeks are flying....
We now have only 6 or 7 weeks until the wedding.... and I really wonder how we are going to get it all done....
Especially when we still have a fair amount of time away yet....
All good fun....

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