Thursday, February 19, 2015

Cyclone Marcia

Marcia is looking like the real deal. She's intensifying...and quickly.
She is currently being classified as a category 2 cyclone.

"Wild weather to to hit Queensland and Northern Territory as Cyclone Marcia and Cyclone Lam approach" screams the news. Uggggg.

Queensland (my home State) is bracing for its worst weather event in two years Cyclone Marcia approaching, bringing with it the threat of wind and rainfall reminiscent of those that brought devastation in the 2011 floods, and again in 2012. Beaches are closed. There's talk of 600mm of rain expected to fall in coming days along with high winds and flash flooding. Cyclone Marcia is expected to cross the Queensland coast on Friday morning.

My lil family reside in Brisbane, an idyllic location at the lower end of a leafy green cul-de-sac with a creek bordering 2 sides. However when it rains heavily/constantly (like it surely will) we flood. We live in a high set home. The top level remains high and dry, the bottom level not so. Downstairs has been sand bagged (Heartpoet picked up pre-filled bags from our local SES Tuesday in anticipation). I am so glad he had the foresight to do so as there would be a long line up for sand bags today I imagine. It's now a matter of battening down the hatches. There is a real eerie feel in the air today. Like the shit is about to hit the fan. The calm before the storm. Drought or flood with no in-between for us Queenslanders *sigh*....

*Update: Since posting Marcia has been upgraded to Category 3.

*Further update: Marcia has now been upgraded to Category 4. Look after yourselves Queenslanders!


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Day Picture Post

Happy Valentine's Day to all the lovers!

Sing it Kylie...

"All the lovers, that have gone before, they don't compare... to you!"

For Kimmie

 Diana & Co Handbag & Valentine's Day Card
 (with hand penned poem)

For Heartpoet

Helium ILY Balloon

Chocolate ganache iced cupcakes

90 minute Swedish/Relaxing massage voucher from a fancy day spa

Our plans for Valentine's Day?

 Heartpoet is home ALL weekend.
No work whatsoever.

So we are getting stuck into our garden.
There's mulch to be spread.
Herbs & vegetables to be potted/planted.

Dinner tonight is at our favorite Thai Restaurant.
Then home to watch a brand new DVD series on Blu-ray...
Black Sails (Series 1) - Our joint gift to each other.
I will leave that to your imagination hehehe.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Monday, January 19, 2015


On the edge of the world, away from the cities and country towns, far removed from the centres and fringes of the not so civilized, a gentle breeze waved across the earth. To the far horizon not a single form of life stirred. Indeed, except for the slight movement of the disturbed air, you could be forgiven for assuming another plane of existence was at play. Planets come and planets go, you would think, and matter moves from one to another. Yet despite the sense of logic, this was no easy dilemma.

Beneath the earth, at the very edge of the world, something was at play. Heat and pressure, peace and war. If only the cycles of day and night were as clear with intent as the forces that rumbled beneath the dandelions.

More than two days’ ride away, much further by foot, Macy and Angelo were at play. Their feathered bed was alive with the act of love and as they panted and thrust to the moon above, the centre of their world exploded.

History would report the events of the next four days and nights with reverence and a sense of unfamiliar awe. How could it be that the planet’s continuing spin across the universe depended on such an unlikely couple at such a critical time in such an ordinary place?

At the edge of the world, shapes are indiscernible. Tell me, when you look, what is it that you see?


Saturday, January 17, 2015


Weather it rains or whether we laugh
a twist on a simple thought
crosses to bear and crosses to fill
sometimes a win with a nought
love to a hate and hate to a love
is never a way to a heart
give it a go and see where you end
you’ll finish right back at the start

and tenderest touch is never too much

never too tough will be
the pressing of flesh a will to impress
a kiss and a hand on a knee

move for a move from left to the right
and right to the left with a slide
whispers and sighs the magic of life
and the closed is flung to the wide
far out to the stars to the heavens so far
past comets and planets of blue
further and further through far outer space
to a world that’s spinning for you

so wonder with this of the turns and the dance
of the moves that come with a start
give it a go and see you where you end
it might be a way to a heart…


Thursday, January 1, 2015

What word best summed up 2014 for you and why?

I'm very picky with whom I give my energy to these days. 
I prefer to reserve my time, intensity and spirit 
exclusively to those who reflect sincerity.

What word best summed up 2014 for you and why?

For me it was evolve.

The words to a LeAnn Rimes song spring to mind...

"I will learn to let go what I cannot change
I will learn to forgive what I cannot change
I will learn to love what I cannot change
But I will change, I will change
Whatever I, whenever I can..."

So, what about 2015? Well, you’ll have to wait. I know what my word for 2015 is, and I’ll blog about that next year!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Love & Loss

They don’t have eyes the young boy said they don’t have eyes at all
How do they see the colour pink or watch a waterfall
They don’t have legs the young girl said they don’t have legs at all
How do they walk from here to there or walk the shopping mall

They don’t have arms the young man said they don’t have arms at all
How do they hold their one true love or catch a falling ball
They don’t have ears the young girl said they don’t have ears at all
How do they hear their one true love or know the bellbird’s call

They have it all the old man said they have it all its true
They have their one and only love and that will surely do
Oh yes we do the old ma’am said we have it all it’s true
A heart to love for evermore and that will surely do.

So ponder think and ruminate and wonder at this find
That love survives despite all loss in the palace of your mind