01 January 2011

New Year Wishes

Goodbye 2010, and hello 2011.

Normally this would be where I enumerate some worthy but overly-optimistic resolutions, like “review all books read” and “leave more comments”. Right now, though, there are just two things I want from 2011:

  • For my aunt and her family in Rockhampton not to be flooded out when the Fitzroy River peaks.

  • For my cousin and his family to have a home to go home to when the floodwaters recede enough for them to get back to Chinchilla.

When you have relatives facing natural disasters, fussing over books reviews seems a little trivial.

(Oh... and I would like no more huntsmen in my bedroom. I would say no more huntsmen anywhere near me ever again, but I think that really would be too optimistic.)

Edited to add: They’re all safe and dry!


  1. We have been following events in Queensland, from over here in the UK and I am so sorry that things in Rockhampton are set to get so bad.

    Material things, whilst of course they do matter, are nothing compared to peoples safety, so I just hope that your family are safe, together and well.

    Take Care.


  2. The hugeness of the area being affected by these floods seems hard to comprehend. I hope that your relatives are safe.

    Oh, and I'd be happy with the no spiders resolution too.


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