I do apologise for the lack of posts over the past few days. It has been a rollercoaster of a weekend.
On Saturday, Ross and I heard that there were flood warnings in our home town. I called my parents and my mother reassured me that everything was fine and that there was a bit of water around, but no flooding. I was relieved. My home town flooded once when I was seven, and the damage was immense. My family were extremely lucky that time, because although our yard was completely under water, the water didn’t get into our house and there was no damage to our property. So many people weren’t so lucky. My grandparents had a metre of water through their house, and had to replace all their carpet, wallpaper and a lot of their furniture. Many of the shops in our main street lost all their stock and our drinking water was contaminated. As I was only seven at the time, I don’t really remember it as being a difficult time. My parents were really calm about it, and took my brother and I to see the damage. I wasn’t scared, and it was kind of fun for me, because my grandparents stayed with us for a few days. It was only when I went to school a week later, and heard about the trouble my friends had been in that I really understood what a big deal the flood was. I felt sure that this time, everybody would be safe.
On Saturday night, Ross got a call from his best friend to say that his family had just been evacuated. I immediately panicked and called home. My mother answered, in a bit of a tizz. She told me that my house was safe, but that my grandparents were being evacuated, and she and my aunt were deciding where they should stay. I was really quite afraid. The rain was still pounding and the river was rising. I prayed that nothing would happen during the night.
As it turns out, the town did flood, although the water peaked at about a metre lower than last time. My family’s house wasn’t even touched, and many of my friends were lucky enough to escape damage this time around. I am so grateful for that.
I want to say a huge thankyou to all the people who sent messages to me over the weekend, asking how my family are and checking to see if there was anything they could do. It was so sweet of you and I really appreciate it.
Also, this weekend, my website has gotten a record number of hits! Another big thankyou to all my loyal readers who have been here since the beginning, and a great big hello to all you newbies! I hope you see something you like and stick around. Few things make me happier than new readers.
So, now to the serious business to my daily outfit. This is what I wore into the city on Sunday to go shopping with Ross and to eat a celebratory lunch at Hungry Jacks.
– Grey trilby hat from Sportsgirl
– Black and white striped long-sleeved top from Cotton On
– Black shorts from Valley Girl
– Black fishnet tights from Leona Edminson
– Red Mary Jane shoes from I Love Billy
– Fleur Du Lis ring from Diva
– Black sequinned waistcoat from Temt
I needed a flashy, sexy outfit to pull me out of my rut, and this Sally Bowles number was just the ticket. Ross and I drove into the city and looked in all our favorite stores, but, because it is Buy Nothing New month, I didn’t buy a thing! I am so proud of myself. I saw this gorgeous Sergeant Peppers’ coffee mug, but I resisted temptation. We ate lunch at Hungry Jacks and then came home and cooked a lamb curry together, which we ate while watching copious amounts of Arrested Development. (I love Buster).