You know it’s cold on the Sunshine Coast when…

It’s cold right now, or in locals terms, F**KING FREEZING. Seriously, it’s under 20 degrees which means it may as well be snowing. In fact, it actually did snow in part of the state overnight! But that’s right at the bottom of the state, and inland – not coastal Queensland, and not anywhere near where I am.

Right now it’s just under 13 degrees with an “feels like” temp of only 7 degrees. It’s going to be a cold morning for sure.

I’ve just gotten my son to bed, and decided that I’m going to bed too. As I write this I’ve helped myself to a hot chocolate, put the heater on to take the chill out of the air (I’m only going to run it for a few minutes) I’m in my flannel pjs and I’m under the doona. My hands are still cold but I’ll be cuddling my hot chocolate soon enough. [...]  read more

Crazy weather on the Sunshine Coast

Wowsers!! What a crazy 24 hours in Queensland!

Rains and winds from the ex-tropical cyclone Oswald have battered the state, causing widespread flooding and damage. You can read full details on the news sites like news.com.au, which also has a pretty good gallery full of images.

Sadly it seems as though there are lives that have been lost, and annoyingly there are still people taking risks by driving through floodwaters. Stay out of the water people!!

Thankfully I have no incidents to report of. Where I live there's been no damage other than a few dead palms branches falling off (collected and stockpiled today), all of my family are healthy and accounted for, and my dog got spoiled by being allowed to spend the night inside in the garage. We have had power as well, which quite a few friends and family haven't been so lucky. I bet Bunnings are doing a roaring trade with generators today! [...]  read more