Hoppo Bumpo (n): A children's game. Played by folding one's arms and hopping on one leg. Aim is to bump opponents, so that they lose their balance. Last person standing wins.

January 12, 2011

The flood appeal

Friends, this is the study where I write this blog.

Its upstairs and I get a good view. Its high. And by Mr Hoppo Bumpo's reckoning, this window would be submerged if we unlucky enough to be in the path of the sort of flood they have in Queensland.

As I write, a place called Savages Crossing has recorded a water level of 24.2 metres (78 feet). This is an unimaginable amount of water. Its very frightening.

The good people of Queensland need a lot of help: lives have been lost; a large number of people are missing; homes, businesses and infrastructure destroyed. An area greater than the size of France and Germany combined is affected.

If you would like to help, you might like to take a look at the Flood Appeal Auctions being coordinated by Toni Coward of Make It Perfect. All money raised will go to the Premier's Flood Relief Appeal which has been launched by the Queensland Government.

Toni is preparing a list of bloggers and Facebook devotees who have promised to auction, sell or raffle handmade items to raise money for the appeal.

In the meantime have a look at Toni's fabulous auction which kicked off this morning. Its for a signed copy of her beautiful new book Make It Perfect [ISBN 9780670074174 Penguin Books, 2010], as well as some other goodies.

The Premier's Flood Relief Appeal


  1. Thanks for posting this. I was only googling yesterday to see if there's any crafty way I can help out. (I wonder if Handmade Help will be resurrected?)

  2. Ah yes, great idea, we are helpless to help but we can create & donate!! Love Posie

  3. Thank you for posting this info! I've been watching the Oz-blogs to see how I might best contribute. The reports and images from the flooded areas simply beggar belief.

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