Queensland Flood

Fire and Floods – Australia’s first month of 2013

Wow what a month! It feel like the Mayans may have had it right after all!

Bushfires have ravaged Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales…

So many people have lost their homes, their possessions and so much land now lies in a smouldering ruin. I take nothing away from the human element of this tragedy but I can’t help but think about the wildlife and how this has affected them.


Koala caught in the Victorian bushfire (image by M Fillinger)

Koala caught in the Victorian bushfire (image by M Fillinger)

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Will 2012 be the year of the artisan & craftsman?

As the rain continues to fall I can’t help but think of floods that swept through Queensland at the start of this year. I was lucky that my home wasn’t damaged but I got to see firsthand the damage it did in my local area. I have clients who are only now getting back into their homes.


Is this rain making them feel a bit nervous? Yes of course but as one client said it forces you to really evaluate what is important in your life and what you want for your future. Continue reading

Queensland Floods – The day after tomorrow…

Brisbane by night

It has been a long week for everyone but from out of the mud, Brisbane is beginning to reappear. I know that it will take time to rebuild and longer to get over what has happened. I am sure for many it will be some time before they can truly let go and move on. Continue reading

Queensland Floods – The Aftermath

A Homestead near Rockhampton during the Flood (photo by Rob Maccoll)


As anyone who has seen the news of late and after weeks of torrential rains, floods have swept through Queensland taking lives, displacing untold families and wreaking havoc in their wake. Even now it is hard to come to terms with the damage that has been wrought to the area. Continue reading