Saturday, 2 February 2013

My Last Post

Hi everyone

I am taking a long leave from blogging as life has just become too busy.  This blog started out as a way for me to take stock of how I was going with living a more sustainable life and paying down our debt and also as a way of keeping my family up-to-date with what I was doing day to day as some live so far away.

However, one of the lovely bonuses of creating this blog was meeting a community of like minded people, some who have become regular readers and also friends.  Thank you all for taking the time to pop in and read about the goings on at Monarch Place.

I few weeks ago I posted that this year I was taking on starting up a business from home as well as working full time and that is what is taking my time at the moment which leaves very little for anything else.  My family and home are my priorities with what time I have left so the blog has to go.....at least for a while.

I will be back one day when I have my home business up and running enough that it supports an income and I can leave my day job.  Then I will have more time on my hands and will be able to blog again.  Until then farewell, I still look forward to reading what you are all up to on your own blogs though so it is not goodbye to most for as you know I love to post a comment.

Chez

Sunday, 27 January 2013

The Big Wet

The long awaited wet season has finally arrived and with a vengeance it seems.  After hardly any rain for 4 months we are now in the middle of a flood with creeks and rivers rising as I type and road closures all over Southern Queensland.  This has been caused by a slow moving low pressure system which is the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Oswald.

We are safe here, being sensible and staying indoors and off the roads as instructed by police and emergency services.  All unnecessary travel has been cancelled, airports closed, churches and some stores closed too.  Thankfully it's the weekend so most people can stay home and stay safe.


Above are some photos of our backyard.  The lawn is finally lovely and green and the vegetables and fruit trees have all had a really good drink but the poor ornamental grasses have really taken a bashing from the rain and gusting winds.

It's a long weekend too as most Australians celebrate Australia Day across our nation.  For me it means I have an extra day to try to get my washing dry as I don't have a clothes dryer.



Yesterday I took one of my prepare ahead baking mixes from the fridge and made these Muesli ANZAC biscuits.  It has been just the weather enjoy a nice coffee with some homemade snacks and my knitting.

Bureau of Meteorology Radar Image
Stay safe everyone in Queensland

Chez
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