Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A joyous, yet humbling afternoon.

This afternoon I was asked to be MC at a function held at Karuna Hospice Centre in Brisbane. Around 35 women gathered to hear from a few speakers. One a lady from Zimbabwe told how she escaped a destructive marriage where her husband would hit her violently. She brought her 5 children to Australia and is empowering other women in abusive relationships to leave and find a better life for themselves. Also there was the Honourable Teresa Gambaro MP and the Honourable Bronwyn Bishop MP. Bronwyn spoke at length for the need for equality for women especially in foreign countries where husbands (and their families) have murdered wives for dowry issues. Just awful. Karuna helps those who are at life's end need palliative care. A wonderful organisation indeed.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

You wouldn't believe it... flooding again!

So we just cannot believe that the people of QLD are being subjected to heart breaking floods again. So soon after the last lot. This time we weren't affected (apart from water under our house) and our shop at Clayfield remained high and dry. My heart goes out to all those affected by this flood. Ev en Jan one of my staff cannot make it to work today as a tree is blocking her exit from her home. Stay safe out there... and if the authorities ask you to evacuate... go! If you stay and need to be evacuated later, you put yourself and the the EMQ people at considerable risk. Debra