Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Cyclone Oswald

Cyclone Oswald has hit the whole of the E coast of Australia with a bang. 
Power, phone, mobile,and internet have all been down for 2 days, but I am safe and so is my home - 
Record flood levels this week and record heat waves the week before, and still fires raging in inland and Sth areas. bizarre!!!
Some people in Brissie may have no water tomorrow and flooding is really bad in Gladstone and Grafton.
Times like this I am grateful for what I have  - friends, family, support networks and good coping skills -
Main Street, Maleny
E side of Showgrounds bridge
 W side of Showgrounds bridge
heating water with a tealight candle to make a coffee [took 2 hrs, but it worked]
day 1 main meal - left over veggies heated with a tealight candle
 
midnight warm milk - getting out the BIG GUNS - gas torch
day 2 main meal - cooking a defrosted steak - worked well!!



14 comments:

  1. Imagination in power! You make your power outage sound cozy :)

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    1. Yes, Ersi, wasn't too bad - just had coffee withdrawals.

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  2. we have had these conditions during an ice storm
    as well as a couple of hurricanes
    makes for an interesting shift in perspective
    wishing you well
    very creative cooking indeed!

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    1. Hi Eb, yes, I felt a bit more closely connected to the natural rhythms of life

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  3. heureusement que le plus fort est passé et qu'il n'y a pas de blessés et trop de dégâts.....la cuisine à l'ancienne me fait sourire.. un retour à la nature...un petit salut avec compassion!

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    1. Thanks Elfi, a 'little hello with compassion' goes a long way XX

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  4. Good coping skills. Of all your list that is the one you can count on the most. Well done Noela.

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    1. Thanks Leslie - my camping experiences in my younger days have paid off :)

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  5. Now THAT"S creative. Well done Noela. Hope you have the power today. It's been grim for many people. We managed to escape virtually untouched.

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    1. That's great Jo, and all back to normal here. I am also very grateful X

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  6. Wow - Noela - hope you have power soon - this is amazing as you are just up the hill from us - can you get out - you might have to come down the hill for a proper meal??

    Cheers and fingers crossed for you!

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    1. All fine now thanks Wyn, quite an adventure!!!

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  7. Hang in there Noela! looks so green and luscious, perhaps a little too wet tho - hopefully settles down for you all shortly! sending you our best wishes for some steadiness there.

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  8. Hi N-very inventive - it is good that we are all through it and getting back on track - now to keep the mould at bay. Go well. B

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