I have been a bit stunned this last week by all the damage and devastation that has swept through Queensland. An army of volunteers have descended on the flood affected streets in Brisbane. With four children in tow I would be no help whatsoever so I have been staying home wishing there was a way to help.
Then I got an email from Black Pearl Epicure saying they will be a drop off point for Baked Relief. I did a little reading and it turns out that Danielle Cristmani from Digella started the initiative which aims to support the rescue effort by providing home baked goodies to SES and volunteers around Brisbane. But from reading her updates it sounds like she is doing so much more.
If you live in Brisbane and can bake some goodies then have a look over at www.digella.blogspot.com for more information. Any baked goodies like muffins, biscuits, slices etc. cut into individual portions and plated on something disposable. You can drop food off at Black Pearl Epicure (54 Baxter Street, Fortitude Valley) this Monday to Friday between 10am and 5pm. Black Pearl Epicure isn’t a drop off point anymore as of today I just learnt. Go to www.bakedrelief.org for more information.
For a mum at home with kiddies this was a fantastic opportunity to pitch it. Tilly and I did a little baking yesterday and dropped it over to Black Pearl. It is really good to have a drop off point as it limits traffic going in and out of trouble spots.
The supermarket shelves are looking a little bare at the moment. The fruit and veg section has been partitioned off in my local supermarket as there is none. Elliott was walking through exclaiming loudly ‘AH OHHHHHHH!” for all to hear. Depending on the time of day 9:15am in our case there was no milk to be found. We will just have to be a little more frugal with what we have.
Our home and all our family is safe and sound. However our place at Buaraba got the full force of the water. The little house, the kids cubby house, the water tank – all washed away. My brother-in-law Carl went out there yesterday and the only thing he managed to find was the fridge – up in a tree! Just as well no one was out there. Below is a ‘before’ photo and some ‘after’ footage that Carl took yesterday.