Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Friday, February 04, 2011

It's all over....for now.

Cyclone Yasi has come and gone, leaving devastation in its path, as predicted. Not as bad for the bigger towns, but extremely bad for the small towns right in its path. Tully, Mission Beach and Cardwell were the worst hit with homes and shops wrecked, and sugar cane and banana crops wiped out. I only heard the Great Barrier Reef mentioned once, and the speaker (on t.v.) said there will be some damage, as there always is on the Reef after a cyclone, but they won't know the extent until divers and marine biologists go underwater to check it out. It sounds like it won't be as bad as I feared.
My friend in Charters Towers phoned this morning while I was out, and left a message to say she was back in her home, which suffered minimal damage. I was very relieved to hear from her. Our power went off today for about six hours, and we also lost internet access and Foxtel since last night, but everything was back on tonight by about 7 pm. We thought it would all 'crash' again around 10 pm when a violent thunderstorm and heavy rain pounded Melbourne, but I'm still typing here without interruptions, so maybe we'll get through this without disruption.

I saw briefly on the news that the USA has been battered by huge snow storms...I'll go and check my American blogs to see if you guys are okay. {{hugs}}

On a lighter note, our little Tiger is as gorgeous as the day we got him. Very loving and playful, very cute! I'll post some more photos soon.

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