This is a brief post to tell you that unfortunately I have to suspend my blog for a short time due to the dreadful cyclonic weather we have had here in the Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia. We have had some of the worst storms and flooding ever, resulting in several deaths, and many people have lost everything except the clothes they were wearing.
We had no water, electicity or heating for a week, and were stranded with very few supplies. Ten days after the first storms, about 10,000 homes are still without power, so I guess we are luckier than some. We survived on rationed rain water (collected in bowls), ginger beer, cold odd canned food, and dry breakfast cereal, crackers and biscuits.
I managed to get into town yesterday to buy some food (limited stock on supermarket shelves). I also bought a USB stick for my computer, as we have been informed that we will not have a phone or internet for about a month. However, because we live in a rural area, access to the internet via the USB is extremely SLOW !!!!!!!!!!...30 minutes to open my email account, and another 30 to open my blog, then several slow attempts to open 'New Post' to write this.
Apparently we are in for some more bad weather over the next few days (it has just started raining again). I hope it is not as wild as last week as we have just finished cleaning out several inches of mud in our carport, laundry, and music students' waiting room.
I am so looking forward to 'resuming normal service', and be able to look through all your lovely creations on your blogs, so until then.......