My husband had to come home from work early because out of the 4 routes he could take home, 3 had been closed by lunchtime.
We managed a drive about that afternoon to assess the damage to nearby farm land. My in-law's farm was a lake and will certainly help the grass stay green this summer. No stock were at risk, apart from the chickens who were growing tired of a soggy pen. A nearby wildlife park lost a few animals - not through death but because the water rose so high around the 'wetlands display' and the 'trout tanks' that they were able to find freedom by floating away!
The day after our sog, it was sunny, hot, and perfect weather for drying out towels that had been used as sand bags.
The market on Sunday was a mixed bag. I think people are still counting their pennies after Christmas. Rumour has it that there isnt nearly the number of tourists this year as we have seen in the past - maybe because of the floods in QLD, NSW and VIC? Not sure. I was excited to receive a reorder for my necklaces from Nest in Penguin! Has made my week! And this morning was surprised to see reference to a listing I have on madeit.com.au/otterandwombat (yellow dahlia earrings) at a blog called http://hillandvale.blogspot.com/ Flattering to say the least. I know otter and wombat isnt to everyone's tastes so it is great to see some people are really liking my stuff.
Thanks to everyone who has sent me emails to say how much they are enjoying the blog etc. Sorry that it is difficult to leave a comment. To do so, you'll need to open a Google account, which is pretty easy. It means you can read and leave comments at other people's blogs, enter competitions to win lovley hand made goodies etc. So would be worth your while and would make me very excited to see your comments online!
Have a great week!