Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Friends & Floods

Well it's been a weird old time lately hasn't it? The weather has gone crazy & we are seeing more rain than ever before. Our summer has become soggy & humid and the rain just doesn't seem to stop.

Today we had a happy diversion, a train trip to Melbourne to see our good friends. I love the look on Rosie's face as she contemplates the scenery outside the train's a big world out there!

And what a contrasting world we arrived at, the steamy hot streets of downtown Footscray! Lots of local colour & noise, so different from our quiet country town.

We had so much fun catching up with Kitty, Carmel, Daisy & Poppy. We ate & played, chatted and laughed and then went on a walk to Savers, yay! The girls found something each and I picked up some excellent vintage fabric & linen. Good stuff. Then it was back to Carm's for a cuppa and then back on the train to Ballan where mum met us & drove us back to the big D. 

It's been a week of catching up with friends, so good to have the time & space to hang out with those we love. Sunday & Rosie & I popped in to see Kate & her family yesterday where we got to see Willow and her adorable puppies.

Oh my goodness...

 is there anything sweeter than a puppy?

 Perhaps these two cuties? 
Sunday also caught up with a good friend this week who came for a sleep over. They danced and sang and played and ate cupcakes and giggled, oh wow!

Talking of friends, you are probably aware of the terrible floods that are devastating northern parts of Australia. Our northern friends are experiencing something truly terrifying & the impact of the floods will affect them for a long time to come. Here in Daylesford I have been so touched to receive amazing responses from locals who are keen to contribute to an idea the kids & I had the other night while watching the news. We are holding a cake stall this Sunday to raise money for those affected by the floods. So many lovely friends have offered to help and it really shows how much people want to help others, it's so heartening to know that we can do something practical to give assistance to those in need.
So if you are in the Daylesford area on Sunday please pop past our stall outside Threadneedle Crafts, just near Coles. We will be there from 10.30 onwards selling lots of yummy cakes & treats. It doesn't matter where you live though, you can donate anytime here Queensland Government Flood Relief Appeal.

Queensland & New South Wales bloggers affected by the floods, I'm thinking of you and sending lots of love. Hope you are safe and well where ever you are, see you soon xo


manda said...

best of luck with your cake stall beck...its a very sweet idea xo

hester said...

Hi Beck,

We are safe and dry in our part of Brisbane but the flood news is so heartbreaking so I wanted to say thank you for holding a cake stall to raise money. You're very special.

Jemm said...

Beck, you are the first thing I thought of when I saw the news of the flooding. So thankful to see this post and that you are safe. I am not familiar with the geography of Australia, so I was so concerned for you and your family. I can't believe the amount of flooding. The videos are amazing. Good luck with your cake stall. It's such a wonderful, loving idea. I love the pink icing on the cupcakes. It's so smooth. Could you send me the recipe?? If you're not too busy :)

Lola Nova said...

Look at all those beautiful girls! So glad you are all safe and sound.
And, what a great idea for a cake stall to help out. I'm sure it will be a great success!
All the best!

Kylie said...

Love the contrast of those rainbow coloured legs against the grey urban background! Good luck with your stall!